The Alliance Française de Chandigarh is the official centre for the DELF DALF exams.
Four sessions of exams are organized per year for DELF A1, A2, B1, B2, DELF A1 junior, DALF C1.
DELF : Diplôme d’études en langue française
DALF : Diplôme approfondi de langue française
DELF and DALF are proficiency diplomas in French based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). They are issued by the French Ministry of Education and are internationally recognised, with lifetime validity.
This level recognises basic knowledge. It is the most basic level at which a language is used, called the « discovery » stage. At this stage, the learner can interact in a simple way: he/she can speak about him/herself and his/her immediate environment.
DELF A2 is based on the same principle: it recognises the linguistic competency of a basic user, considered as a social actor. The candidate can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring the most common polite phrases and exchanges of information.
At this level, the user becomes independent. He/she can maintain interaction: he/she can understand and maintain a discussion and give his/her opinion. He/she is capable of dealing with situations likely to arise in daily life.
A B2 user has a degree of independence that allows him/her to construct arguments to defend his/her opinion, explain his/her viewpoint and negotiate. At this level, the candidate has a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and is capable of correcting his/her own mistakes.
Language users at level C1 are independent. They can express themselves fluently and spontaneously. They have a large vocabulary and can choose the appropriate expression to introduce their comments. They can produce clear, well-structured discourse without hesitation and which shows controlled use of structures.
The DELF and DALF diplomas are independent, so you can take the examination of your choice. You can also sit the examinations for a number of diplomas during the same examination session.