The DELF (Diploma of French Language Studies) and the DALF (Advanced Diploma of French Language Studies) are the first lifelong diplomas of French as a second language with international recognition.

Today, there are 1200 exam centers in 175 countries that offer the DELF and the DALF - for a total of 400,000 candidates around the world each year. Since their inception in 1985 there have been more than 7,000,000 candidates.

Description & structure

DELF: Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française (Diploma of French Language Studies), A1 to B2 levels.

DALF: Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française (Advanced Diploma of French Language Studies), C1 and C2 levels.

  • Divided into six diplomas corresponding to the scale of the Common European Reference Framework for Languages: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.
  • Issued by the French Ministry of Education, internationally recognised and valid for life.
  • Alliance Française de Hong Kong is the only accredited institution in Hong Kong that delivers these diplomas.
  • Designed to assess the communicative skills of a candidate in a real-life situation, using authentic documents, rather than the linguistic and formal grammatical knowledge.

Pricing and preparation

DELF/DALF Exam fees:

A1  -  HK$ 1,350
A2  -  HK$ 1,350
B1  -  HK$ 1,850
B2  -  HK$ 2,000
C1  -  HK$ 2,850
 C2  -  HK$ 3,000  

AF students of the autumn term of 2021
will receive a 20% discount
the exam fees of the official
DELF/DALF (Adult) to be held in Nov.

Price of MOCK exams:
A1 - HK$ 700
A2 - HK$ 700
B1 - HK$ 850
B2 - HK$ 850


The Mock Exams (A1, A2, B1, B2) will be assessed by DELF-accredited teachers and personal feedbacks will be provided individually at the end of the day. Our mock exam is great opportunity for you to correct the little mistakes that can make a big difference on the D-day.

The feedbacks from our skilled and experienced teachers will help you put all the chances on your side. We will only accept a limited number of candidates in order to offer quality feedbacks to the candidates.
Our mock sessions are open to everyone, whether you plan to take the real exam or simply want to assess your progress in the language.

Next session & registration dates

Examination Centre: unless advised otherwise, all exams are organised at Alliance Française, Jordan centre and HK Scout Centre during business hours.
Please note that candidates will not be able to choose their oral examination date and time.

  2021 SESSION 2





    21-23 April (Wed-Fri) - 09:00 - 16:00
Written test:  21 April

21 February - 
21 March 2021


26-28 April (Mon-Wed) - 09:00 - 16:00
Written test:  26 April


28-30 April (Wed-Fri) - 09:00 - 16:00
Written test:  29 April

  2021 SESSION 3





10 November (Wed) - 09:00 - 16:00
Written test:  09:00-10:20

10 September - 
10 October 2021


11 November (Thu) - 09:00 - 16:00
    Written test:  09:00-10:40 


 15-16 November (Mon-Tue) - 09:00 - 16:00
Written test: 09:00-10:55 on 16 November


17-19 November (Wed-Fri)
- 09:00 - 16:00
Written test: 09:00-11:30 on 17 November


22-24 November (Mon-Wed) - 09:00 - 16:00
Written test: 09:00-13:00 on 22 November


25-26 November (Thu-Fri) - 09:00 - 16:00
Written test: 09:00-12:30 on 25 November


How to register

  1. Download the exam registration form in: French/English.
  2. Register at our centres: you may register at the reception of any one of our centres (Jordan, Shatin, Wanchai). 
  3. Register online: please click on the corresponding unit below. 
  4. EXAM LEVELS :  DELF  A1 - A2 - B1  - B2     DALF  C1 - C2   (enable during registration period only).
  5. When the online payment is successful, you will receive by email a receipt and a payment reference.
  6. Please send your completed registration form together with the payment receipt to
  7. You will receive an email confirming your registration.
  8. You will receive your exam schedule by post or email two weeks before the examinations.
  9. If you have any questions, please contact Branda Chan on 2738 2714 or
  10. Exam fees are neither refundable nor transferable.  Please ensure that you will be available to attend the exam on the date(s) and within the time range. 

Please note that the online payment is available for the examinations that are open for registration. Without a confirmation email from AFHK, your registration is not valid.
An exam notice will be sent to you by post or email 2 weeks prior to the exam day. If you don’t receive it then, please inform us by email at

How to prepare

  1. Sample  papers are provided for each level on the France Education International (formerly CIEP) website.
  2. Workshop and Mock Exams. Learn More. 
  3. Private tuition: personalised training and flexible scheduling, private tuition is a great way to get ready before your exam. Visit our website for more details or contact us at
  4. Resources:


Note that DELF and DALF examiners and markers are all trained and authorized by the France Education International. They follow strict assessment guidelines and are regularly monitored.

Results will be sent to you by post or email about 7 weeks after sitting the exam. Diplomas will be issued to candidates with “passed” (“admis”) results by the French Ministry of Education.  Usually, it takes about 3 months after the results are sent to candidates. We will inform you by email when we receive the diplomas so that you can come and pick them up.

Candidates from Mainland China - we may arrange the diploma to be sent by SF Express (paid by receiver).
Candidates from other countries - we may arrange the diploma to be sent by Speedpost, but you have to inform us and pay the relevant courier fees in advance.

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