We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

The Centre for Foreign Language Study

Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF-DALF)

Durham University is approved by the Institut français to offer DELF examinations at CEFR levels A1, A2, B1 and B2 and DALF examinations at C1 and C2.

Examination preparation materials may be found via the France Education International DELF website clicking on the appropriate examination level, or the France Education International DALF website.


Due to COVID-19, Durham University is suspending all face-to-face teaching and examination activities until 3 July 2020. The June 2020 DELF-DALF examination session at Durham has therefore been been cancelled. All registered candidates have been contacted.

At Durham we are unable to reschedule the examinations due to the academic calendar and the obligations we have in our core role as a University. Please note however that France Education International has not itself cancelled the June 2020 examinations at this stage. You may therefore be able to sit an examination this June at another centre. We cannot however provide any advice as to possible alternatives due to the present situation nationally and internationally.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and thank you for your patience at this challenging time. If you would like to be added to a contact list and notified when the examinations are next available at Durham, please contact