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DELF - Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française

DELF and DALF are international language diplomas issued by the French Education Ministry. These diplomas have worldwide recognition and certify the French language skills (writing, reading, listening, speaking) of candidates outside of France. The DELF and DALF are composed of six diplomas which are harmonized with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Universities in French-speaking countries recognize a B2 level for university entrance.

  • Edmonton Public Schools is accredited by the Commission nationale de DELF et du DALF (National Commission for DELF and DALF) in France as one of over 1000 examination centres in 173 countries for Le Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF)
  • Edmonton Public Schools has been an examination Centre for the Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) since 2006 and is the first accredited centre within a school district in Canada.
  • Since 2006, over 5,000 students have participated in the DELF examinations through Edmonton Public Schools.
  • Since the spring of 2012, Edmonton Public Schools’ students have shown to be successful at the DALF C1 level. 
  • In the spring of 2019, 419 French as a second language and French Immersion high school students participated in the DELF Scolaire.
  • The Embassy of France in Ottawa invited IISLE to host the 2012 National DELF/DALF Administrators meeting for DELF/DALF centres across Canada. These meetings previous to 2012 and since 2013 had only been held in Ottawa.


Stephanie Jackson
French Progam Coordinator
Tel: 780-429-8407