Official French Certifications

Get your French language level recognized for life by international standards at Alliance Française, the only official exams center in Hong Kong.

From DELF and DALF, TCF and TCF Canada, AFHK offers over 1000 official certification programmes each year that are harmonised within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and are internationally recognised by foreign ministries responsible for education. 

The DELF and the DALF have been organized at Alliance Française de Hong Kong since the early 90s.
It is a widely recognized diploma based on the levels of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR).

The DELF has 4 independent units: A1, A2, B1, B2. The DALF has 2 independent units: C1 and C2.

More than 500,000 people take the DELF exam every year. Every DELF has the same value and is valid for life!

Here is the display of DELF & DALF Diplomas' structure following its versions:

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DELF certification are internationally recognised and may qualify for credits under various educative systems in the world, like in Canada, in BC. See for example the British Columbia Ministry of Education External Credentials Program . This means that passing the DELF grants you or your children extra chances for entering the best Universities in a series of countries.

If you are thinking about studying and living abroad in Québec, you can now reimburse your course at Alliance Francaise Hong Kong if you fulfill the requirement of Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration du Québec. Check their website to see how to obtain a reimbursement. 

Diplôme d’Études de Langue Française (DELF) becomes the new stipulated official language examinations for Category C subjects of 2025 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) and onwards. The current question papers will no longer be recognised as a Category C subject of HKDSE since then. 

Students who would like to take the French language as a Category C subject must take the DELF examination in level A2 or above within the two years preceding the HKDSE they sit, i.e. for 2025 HKDSE candidates, DELF has to be taken in 2023 and 2024.


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7-12 years oldAn exam intended for Primary School students who are beginners in French as a Foreign Language.

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DELF Junior

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12-17 years old
The DELF Junior is a certification for Secondary School students.

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Adults - Levels A and B
A French language qualification recognised all over the world to attest to a level of competency.

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Adults - Levels C
The most advanced diplomas in French as a foreign language, granting access to Universities.

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We also offer International testing services: the TCF.

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It is a French language competency evaluation test. It provides a snapshot analysis of the candidate’s level of proficiency.

TCF is some sort of linguistic photography of their level in French at the time the test is taken.
The Certificate of Achievement is valid for 2 years. It does not require specific study.

Wendy Ng

The DALF was a great asset in my life as I could enter a fantastic School of Engineering in Nantes

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Brenda Cheung

DELF helped my kid to enter an immersion high school in Burnaby, BC, Canada with the credits obtained in equivalence.

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Wayne Tse

TCF is a quick and efficient way to assess your language proficiency. I had to pass it to prove my French level for a new job in a French company.
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