AFDC will be closed, and classes will not be held December 19, 2022, through January 2,2023 (included) for Winter Holidays, and January 14-16, 2023, for MLK Day.

In-Person Classes are Available only for Vaccinated Students. Online Classes also available.

Our office is open: Monday - Thursday: 10:30am - 6:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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Dear candidates,


Thank you very much for your interest in taking the exam or a certification at Alliance Française of Washington DC.

After a 2-year pandemic hiatus, the Alliance Française of Washington DC will resume offering French language exams this coming October.

The health and well-being of our students, members, visitors, faculty, and staff will remain our number one priority.  

The AFDC’s Covid Policy, while following the guidelines recommended by the CDC and public health authorities, is stricter than  them, because of the AFDC’s circumstances as a historic row house.

This is why:

- All exam candidates must be vaccinated and up-to-date with their boosters (at minimum the first booster, i.e. 2 vaccinations + 1 booster): A proof of vaccination will be required upon entering the building.

- All exam candidates are required to wear a face mask (N95 recommended).

- All exam candidates must respect social distancing.

- No food or drink can be consumed on the premises.

The AFDC has implemented the following anti-Covid19 measures:

- Bacteria-killing UC Lights have been installed in the HVAC units;

- Air purifiers with HEPA filers are in all classrooms and offices;

- Hand sanitizer stations can be found throughout the building.


Seats for exams will be limited to 5 persons per exam session.


Please, look at the exam calendar for any upcoming exam sessions. Make sure you choose the correct exam when you register. If you have a question about which exam to take, please email Jessy at:  Each exam has strict opening and closing registration deadlines  (check each specific exam section).


Diploma and/or exam certificates must be picked up in person, upon presentation of a valid, government-issued, ID.


Should an exam session be cancelled for inclement weather, technical problem with the platform during the exam, sickness , act of God, or any other circumstance beyond our control,  the AFDC cannot be held responsible for any personal arrangements made by the candidate (transport, accommodation, etc.).

The CCIP (for the TEF) and the FEI (for the TCF and Delf-Dalf) will not refund the candidate for a missed session, nor reimburse any personal expenses engaged to come and take the exam, even if this latter is canceled for any reason whatsoever. This is why, based upon unfortunate pre-pandemic experience, we have decided not to accept any longer candidates who live further away than 75 miles away from Washington DC.

 To help you locate another Exam Center in the USA and which exam is administrated, please click on the following link.

The Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française (DELF) and the Diplôme Approfondi en Langue Française (DALF) are official diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify foreign candidates’ proficiency in French. The DELF B2 affords access to all French universities and to an ever growing number of European and francophone universities, eliminating the need for pre-admission French language tests.

The DELF and the DALF certificates are made up of six independent diplomas corresponding to the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): DELF A1, DELF A2, DELF B1, DELF B2, DALF C1, and DALF C2.

Two parts to the exam:

Written Exam: Listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and written expression 
One on One Exam: Speaking and oral interaction. 

There are three different versions of DELF/DALF :

For more information about DELF or DALF visit the CIEP website.

Don’t know your level?
Practice tests are availablehere for A1-B2 or here for C1 and C2. Alternately, you may take our free placement test and we will make a recommendation for you.

2022 DELF/DALF Sessions at AFDC

Please note that exam centers in other cities may offer more sessions throughout the year. For exam centers outside of DC, please consult the list of exam centers by clicking here. 

DELF/DALF tout public (Ages 18+) 


Registrations open: October 24, 2022 ; Registration close: November 18, 2022.

Level Date Written exam times Oral exam times Fee
A1 Monday, December 5 2022 12PM-1:20PM before or after written exam $135
A2 Monday, December 5, 2022 12PM-1:40PM before or after written exam $145
B1 Tuesday, December 6, 2022 12PM- 1:55PM before or after written exam $155
B2 Wednesday, December 7, 2022 12PM-2:30PM before or after written exam $190
C1 Thursday, December 8, 2022 12PM- 4PM 8:30am-11:30AM or 4:10pm-7:30pm $245
C2 Friday, December 9, 2022 12PM- 3:30PM 8:30am-11:30am or 3:40pm-7:30pm $245

* Note: The AFDC reserves the right to ask candidates to take the oral exam at a different date, depending on the number of candidates

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The schedule is sent one week before the exam date. Due to the high number of candidates, compréhension orale can be held on a different from the written part day. 

Please be informed that diplomas can only be picked up in person upon presentation of a photo ID; they cannot be mailed or distributed to third parties.