Delf & Dalf diplomas
The DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue française) and DALF (Diplôme approfondi en langue française) are a set of diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to assess language skills of people whose first language is not French. They are designed by the Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP), and consistent with the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). They are used and recognized all over the world.
The DALF gives access to French universities and to a growing number of European and francophone universities. With the DELF B2, you also do not need to pass the pre-admission French language tests if you wish to enter a French university (DAP - Demande d’Admission Préalable, or preliminary admission application for entry into the first stage of university studies).
There are DELF-DALF exam centres in 167 countries, including 23 in Canada.