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The Centre for Foreign Language Study

External Language Certification

Durham University is an approved examination centre for certificates issued by the following external bodies:

French: DELF-DALF - newly approved by the Institut Francais in 2017. Exam dates are subject to level

German: Goethe Institut

Italian: CILS - issued by the Università per Stranieri di Siena

Spanish: DELE - issued by the Instituto Cervantes

Next examination dates are:

Examination dates

Registration closing date


11-22 June 2018

03 May 2018


8 June 2018

04 May 2018


7 June 2018

27 April 2018


19 May 2018

28 March 2018

Examinations are set at levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).