DELF DALF Exams delf dalf france education french examination


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.

*Updates*
Diplôme d’Études de Langue Française (DELF) and Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française (DALF) are arranged to be the 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.

Description & structure

DELF & DALF French Exam

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.

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Pricing and preparation

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DELF/DALF Exam fees:

A1  -  HK$ 1,500
A2  -  HK$ 1,500
B1  -  HK$ 2,000
B2  -  HK$ 2,000
C1  -  HK$ 3,000
  C2  -  HK$ 3,000  

AF students of the winter term of 2022
will receive a 20% discount
off
the exam fees of the official
DELF/DALF (Adult) to be held 
in March and April 2022.



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

Mock EXAMS

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.

For the DELF B1, we also offer a package Mock exam + subscription (valid for 1 year)  at PrepMyFuture.


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.


 2022 SESSION 1


EXAM DATES & TIME


REGISTRATION DATES

MARCH 2022

CANCELLED

CANDIDATES WILL BE
TRANSFERRED TO THE 
APRIL SESSION UNLESS
OTHERWISE INFORMED


A1


    15 March (Tue) - 09:00 - 16:00
Written test:  09:00-10:20

15 January - 15 February


A2


16 March (Wed) - 09:00 - 16:00
Written test:  09:00-10:40


B1



17-18 March (Thu-Fri) - 09:00 - 16:00
Written test:  Thu 17 March  09:00-10:55


  2022 SESSION 2


EXAM DATES & TIME


REGISTRATION DATES


APRIL
2022



A1


    19 April (Tue) - 09:00 - 16:00


15 January - 15 February




A2


20 April (Wed) - 09:00 - 16:00


B1


25 April (Mon) - 09:00 - 16:00


B2


    21-22 April (Thu-Fri) - 09:00 - 16:00
Written test:  Thu 21 April 

22 February - 22 March



C1


26-27 April (Tue-Wed) - 09:00 - 16:00
Written test:  Tue 26 April


C2



28 April (Thu) - 09:00 - 16:30
Written test:  Thu 28 April


  2022 SESSION 3


EXAM DATES & TIME


REGISTRATION DATES

NOVEMBER
2022


A1


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

02 September - 02 October


A2


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


B1


 7-8 November (Mon-Tue) - 09:00 - 16:00
Written test: Tue 8 Nov 09:00-10:55


B2


9-11 November (Wed-Fri)
- 09:00 - 16:00
Written test: Wed 9 Nov 09:00-11:30


C1


14-16 November (Mon-Wed) - 09:00 - 16:00
Written test: Tue 15 Nov 09:00-13:00


C2


16-18 November (Wed-Fri) - 09:00 - 16:00
Written test: Thu 17 Nov 09:00-12:30


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 exam@afhongkong.org
  7. You will receive an email confirming your registration.
  8. You will receive your exam schedule by post or email one week before the examinations.
  9. If you have any questions, please contact us on 2738 2714 or exam@afhongkong.org
  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 exam@afhongkong.org


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 privatetuition@afhongkong.org.
  4. PrepMyFuture TCF (see below)
  5. Resources:



PrepMyFuture DELF B1 & B2

With PrepMyFuture, you can train and simulate exam conditions, track your performance, identify your weaknesses and improve your skills with personalized exercises.

Prepare efficiently for your DELF French exam with PrepMyFuture: 

1. A preparation covering all sections in the test

2. Lessons available for each type of question

3 . Grammar and vocabulary reminders

4. Adaptive learning for all concepts

Get your pass to PrepMyFuture DELF and get access to exercises covering all 4 sections of the test, and adaptive learning for learners of all levels. Each pass is valid for one year from the date of purchase. 

There are 3 options to choose from:

OPTION 1

PrepMyFuture DELF

B1: over 1500 exercises
B2: over 1000 exercises

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OPTION 2

PrepMyFuture DELF 

B1: over 1500 exercises
B2: over 1000 exercises

6 hrs Online Private Tuition

Your tutor will help you get an excellent grasp of the DELF B1 exam (its format, and specificities) and set achievable learning goals. 

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OPTION 3

PrepMyFuture DELF 

B1: over 1500 exercises
B2: over 1000 exercises

Mock Exam

The Mock exam will take place face to face at Alliance Française.  
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-correctors will help you put all the chances on your side.   


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Results


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 collect them from the reception of our Jordan centre.

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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