Delf & Dalf certifications

Value for life your level in French!

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

Since their inception, 1200 exam centers have been set up in 175 countries, with over 7 million candidates. In China, the French Embassy, the Commission for international matters in the field of education France Education International (FEI), the Chinese National Education Examinations Authority (NEEA) and the Alliance française network co-organize DELF/DALF examinations in partnership with Chinese host universities.

From November 2021 onwards, Alliance Française Hangzhou will organize DELF-DALF examinations in partnership with Zhejiang Industry and Commerce University, thus becoming the only institution in Zhejiang province delivering these diplomas.

To get fully prepared for these examinations, you may attend tailored workshops at Alliance Française Hangzhou. Click here for more information.


DELF-DALF is divided into six diplomas according to the scale of the Common European Reference Framework for Languages (CEFR) A1, A2, B1, B2 levels (DELF) and C1, C2 levels (DALF).

These exams are 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.

They include a complete assessment of listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. Each level can be taken independently and as many times as you wish until passed. There are 3 examination periods per year.

Next session & registration dates

Examination Centre: All exams will take place at Zhejiang Industry and Commerce University, West Lake Campus, 149 Jiaogong Lu, Building 3, Hangzhou, as from November 2021.

Please note that candidates will not be able to choose their oral examination date and time.






Oral test: 26th to 28th (Friday to Sunday)
Written test:  27th (Saturday am)


6th of January to 
20th of January 2021


12th of April 2021


Oral test: 26th to 28th (Friday to Sunday)
Written test:  27th (Saturday am)


Oral test: 26th to 28th (Friday to Sunday)
Written test:  27th (Saturday am)


  Oral test: 19th & 20th (Friday & Saturday)
Written test:  20th (Saturday am) 


Oral test: 12th & 14th (Friday & Sunday)
Written test:  13th (Saturday am) 


Oral test: 13th & 14th (Saturday & Sunday)
Written test:  13th (Saturday am) 



A1  -  1500 RMB

A2  -  1500 RMB

B1  -  2000 RMB

B2  -  2000 RMB

C1  -  2500 RMB

C2  -  2500 RMB

How to register?

Registration can only be carried out online within specified time limits. Click here to register.


You must upload a digital identity photography with the following format on the registration platform:

Color photography with white background Size: 3.5 cm X 4.9 cm File format: JPG, JPEG, PNG File size: less than 30KB

Click here for FAQ about DELF/DALF examination.

How to get your results?

Results are emailed to you about one month after taking the test. You will then receive emails advising you that your Certificate and Diploma have been issued. Account for a few weeks to obtain your Certificate and a few months for your Diploma. You can pick them up in person at your examination center or have them sent to you. In this case, provide us with an A4 Registered Post envelope with your name and mailing address on it.

Results assigned by national juries are conclusive. If you fail the examination you may apply for a new review of your test paper within two weeks after the receipt of your results by email. This can only be organized by appointment at your examination center.

How to prepare?

  1. Preparation workshop: before DELF/DALF sessions we offer a workshop to get ready for the exam. Click here for more details.
  2. Mock official examination: you can take a mock examination that will be corrected by FEI to get ready for the D Day. Please click here for further information.
  3. Private tuition: personalised training and flexible scheduling, private tuition is a great way to get ready before your exam. 
  4. External resources:
  • Sample papers are provided for each level on the FEI website. Click here to access DELF sample papers and click here to access DALF sample papers.
  • Bonjour de France: online activities to prepare for DELF Prim.
  • TV5 Monde: online activities to practice French through videos, songs and articles, for A1 and A2 levels (and above).
  • France Education International bibliography: the FEI created a list of textbooks and online resources to prepare for DELF/DALF exams.
  • Our library also stocks a variety of books to help you prepare for the DELF/DALF exams.