FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS DELF/DALF?
DELF/DALF is an internationally recognised official diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify your proficiency in French language.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DELF AND DALF?
DELF (Diploma of French-language studies) is for beginner and intermediate levels (from A1 to B2).
DALF (Advanced diploma in French language) is for advanced levels (C1 & C2).
WHAT DOES A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 OR C2 MEAN?
These are the six levels for grading an individual's language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) a.k.a. the European standard. The aforementioned levels are as follow:
A1 : Breakthrough (Beginner)
A2 : Waystage (Elementary)
B1 : Threshold (Pre-Intermediate)
B2 : Vantage (Intermediate)
C1 : Advanced (Upper-Intermediate)
C2 : Mastery (Advanced)
WHAT IS THE EXAM STRUCTURE?
Each examination evaluates the four communication skills: reading (/25), listening (/25), writing (/25) and speaking (/25). You need 50/100 or above to pass. Any score below 5/25 is eliminatory.
The exam lasts from 1h20 (A1 level) to 2h30 (B2 level).
Below are sample papers which you can check out for more information. Simply click the levels to view more.
HOW LONG WILL MY DIPLOMA BE VALID FOR?
Forever. It has a lifetime validity.
WHO CAN REGISTER FOR THE EXAM?
Registration is open to everyone (student or non-student) as long as they do not have French citizenship.
CAN I DIRECTLY SIT FOR LEVEL B1 (OR SHOULD I TAKE A1 OR A2 FIRST) ?
Yes, you can directly sit for your actual level without having to go through all the previous levels.
Do not hesitate to contact us to assess your level if you are unsure.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DELF PRIM, DELF JUNIOR AND DELF TOUT-PUBLIC ?
It is simply a question of age :
8-11 years old : DELF Prim
12-17 years old : DELF Junior
18 years old and above : DELF Tout-Public
WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS EXAM?
It acknowledges your level in French and is required for living in France (A2 level for long-term visa), obtaining French citizenship (B1 level) and studying in France (B2 level for university, C1 level for doctorate). It may also be required for job applications and also within francophonie countries.
IF I FAIL THE EXAM, HOW MANY TIMES AM I ALLOWED TO RE-TAKE IT?
There is no limit. You can take the exam as often as needed to succeed.
WHERE IS THE EXAM CENTRE?
It is in Alliance Française de Brunei Darussalam premises located at Spg 116, Jln Tungku, Gadong.
HOW TO REGISTER?
STEP 2 : SEND THE FORM
Once the form is completed, you may send it together with a copy of a valid identification document to:
Alliance Française de Brunei Darussalam office during opening hours,
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
STEP 3 : PROCEED WITH PAYMENT
After the registration form and document are received, we will issue you an invoice for the exam fees.
The exam fees depend on the level you choose:
A1 : BND150
A2 : BND200
B1 : BND250
Payment can be made by:
- Cash term at our office, or
- Direct to our Baiduri account (info provided in registration form and invoice)
Your registration is complete once all the necessary documents and payment are received by us.