Tests/ Exams/ Diplomas


DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official qualifications issued by the French Ministry of Education to certify French language proficiency of non-native speakers.

We train our students for diplomas (DELF, DALF) that are French-government accredited and internationally recognised by French-speaking universities. 

The Alliance Française is the only official exam center in Kwazulu-Natal.

International Recognition:

  • Diplomas are awarded by the French Ministry of Education and accepted worldwide including the government of Quebec in Canada.
  • Exams are held world-wide and conducted under the supervision of the French Embassy of respective countries, at accredited official examination centres.
  • The DELF-DALF structure is modelled on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which serves as an international reference in the organisation of language teaching and certification.
  • Candidates having earned the DALF are exempted from language entrance examinations in French universities.
  • Candidates having earned the DELF / DALF diplomas earn extra points for immigration to countries such as Canada and their chances of employment increase. From the 6th of December 2011, all candidates applying to immigrate to Quebec, Canada, must have DELF A1, as well as IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

For more information on registration,  please call  031 312 9582 or contact courses@durban.alliance.org.za


The TEF, Test d’Evaluation du Français and the TCF, Test de Connaissance du Français, are language tests that are used to assess the level of French comprehension and expression skills in people who are not native French speakers.

These tests can be used for Quebec Immigration purposes, to study in France or to obtain French nationality. TCF and TEF/TEFAQ are the only French language examinations accepted for the Federal Skilled Worker Programme.

During the lockdown, we offer TEF exams on demand.

For more information on registration,  please call  031 312 9582 or contact courses@durban.alliance.org.za

Discovery and Introduction workshop

Alliance Française de Durban is hosting a discovery and introduction workshop for the TEF (Test d’Evaluation du Français) exam. 

Come to discover and familiarize yourself with the exam!
Private lessons for this workshop  are to prepare the exam.

Special discount: you will receive 10% off if you subscribe to the workshop and the exam.

Please note: a B1 level in French is required.

Information & Subscription about Exams and Workshop