Dalf C2

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For Who ? 

The DALF C2 is the highest level of the CEFR and DALF C2 is the highest diploma of French as a foreign language. DALF C2 examination is based on level C2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

What is expected from the candidate ?  

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How is it composed?


Listening & Speaking 30 minutes / prep time: 1 hour
Three parts test:
- write-up the contents of a recording (played twice)
- personal development based on the problem given in the recording
- debate with the examiners.

📖 Reading & Writing 3 hours and 30 minutes
Writing a structured text (article, editorial, report, speech, etc) based on several documents totalling approximately 2,000 words.

Each part scores 25 points of a total of 100 points. To pass the exam, you must get 50/100 or 50%. The minimum mark required per test is 5/25.If you pass the exam, you will get a diploma valid for life.

The listening, reading and writing are group examinations held on one day or a half day.  

The speaking part may be scheduled on a different day depending on examinators' availability and number off candidate. For the speaking part the candidate is alone with a jury of 2 examinators. 

  Detailed information about this exam  Detailed information about this exam 

HOW to prepare for the DALF C2

Official resources & grading explanations
Additional official ressources (listening) 

Need some help to get ready? Book private classes with a great AFSF teacher and master the exam! 

CAlenDar and Exam fees 

Calendar and Fees  Calendar and Fees 


 It is not possible to change the time of your exam. There will probably be some waiting time between some of your
examination parts. 

The speaking part may be scheduled on a different day depending on examinators' availability and number off candidate. 

Please respect the schedule you receive as we are on a tight schedule and  plan to arrive onsite 15 minutes before your first exam. 

You will receive your official notification by email 1 week before the exam. Please check the email you use to register. Only the times on this notification must be taken into account, the information on your invoice is only informative. 

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