The DELF (Diploma in French Studies) and the DALF (Diploma in Advanced French) are diplomas awarded to candidates who have passed an
assessment. They allow the validation of competence in French at a given level. There are 6 levels (from A1 to C2) determined by the CECR
(Common European Framework of Reference for Language) and have lifelong validity.
The TCF (French Language Test) is a test of standard which enables the level attained by each candidate in respect of the 6 levels of the
CECR to be determined. All candidates receive a certificate which positions them at one of the six levels (from A1 to C2) of the scale of
competence of these standards. It is, therefore, impossible to fail the TCF.
The TCF is valid for a period of two years.