Examination Calendar 2019


The DELF (Diploma in French Language Studies) and the DALF (Diploma in Advanced French Language Studies) are official diplomas issued by the French Ministry of Education to certify the French skills of foreign students and French people who come from a non-French-speaking country and who do not have a French public secondary or higher education diploma.   The DELF and DALF are comprised of 6 independent diplomas. The candidate may thus directly register for the examination of their choice. The examination is composed of two compulsory tests: collective and individual.

Collective tests

Individual tests

Levels A1 – C1

Oral comprehension

Written comprehension

Written expression

Oral expression

Level C2

Written comprehension and expression

Oral comprehension and expression

Each level assesses the following 4 skills: oral comprehension and spoken French, written comprehension and written French. The minimum mark to be awarded with the diploma is 50/100 points (eliminatory mark: less than 5/25).

Who can take the exam?

Anybody can take any of the 6 exams testing 6 different levels according to their level of proficiency. You do not have to take the exams in a chronological way. You can take as many exams as you want in one session. This is an overview of what is commonly accepted:



Equivalent AFM Courses

Standard accessibility


Breakthrough (Basic)

9 sublevels

After 80h


Waystage (Elementary)

8 sublevels

After 240h


Threshold (Intermediate)

9 sublevels

After 400h


Vantage (Upper intermediate)

8 sublevels

After 600h


Effectiveness (Expertise)


After 800h




After 1000h

Exam Sessions for 2019

  • MARCH 6-8 (Deadline of Registration Feb 15)
  • MAY 21-23 (Deadline of Registration May 3)
  • JULY 29-31 (Deadline of Registration Jul 12)
  • OCTOBER 9-11 (Deadline of Registration Sept 20)


Type of evaluation


DELF A1 & A2

PHP 2800

DELF B1 & B2

PHP 3500

DALC C1 & C2

PHP 4200

For more information click here


The Test d’Évaluation de Français (TEF)

 is a test of general French which assesses the level of proficiency in French of francophones and non-francophones alike.

Level of proficiency

The TEF assesses the candidate’s proficiency in French using a 7 level scale based on the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) and the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).

Candidate profile

The TEF is directed first at candidates whose native language is not French. It targets adults (= 16 years old) wishing to assess their level of proficiency in French. It can be used for the purpose of academic studies, emigration to a French-speaking country, or for personal purposes.  It is also recognised by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as proof of French language proficiency for people wishing to immigrate to Canada.

The Test d’Évaluation de Français adapté au Québec (TEFaq)

is a test of general French which assesses the level of proficiency in French for oral comprehension and oral expression.

Candidate profile

The TEFaq is intended for adults (min. 16 years old) wishing to assess their skills in French and can be used for the purpose of immigration to the province of Québec (application for the Certificat de Sélection du Québec). The Test d’Évaluation de Français adapté au Québec (TEFaq) is recognized by the Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities of Québec (MICC) for immigration applications. *If you cannot provide a certificate of results of the TEFaq, the Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities of Québec will consider your certificate of results of the TEF for the oral comprehension and oral expression modules.

The TEF naturalisation

 is a test of general French which assesses the level of proficiency in French for oral comprehension and oral expression for francophones and non-francophones.

Candidate Profile

The TEF naturalisation is directed first and foremost at candidates whose native language is not French. It targets adults (= 16 years old) wishing to assess their level of proficiency in oral French. It can be used for citizenship applications with the French government as well as citizenship applications in Canada.


The TEF naturalisation assesses the candidate’s proficiency in oral French, using a 7 level scale. These levels are described in detail for both skills assessed (oral comprehension and oral expression).

Exam Sessions for 2019


  • FEBRUARY 22 (Deadline of Registration Feb 6)
  • APRIL 26 (Deadline of Registration Apr 3)
  • JUNE 28 (Deadline of Registration Jun 5)
  • SEPTEMBER 20 (Deadline of Registration Aug 28)
  • NOVEMBER 22 (Deadline of Registration Oct 30)


Type of evaluation

Member fees

Non-member fees


PHP 7015

PHP 7015


PHP 3245

PHP 3245


PHP 10815

PHP 10815


PHP 3245

PHP 3245


PHP 3245

PHP 3245


PHP 3245

PHP 3245


PHP 3245

PHP 3245


PHP 7015

PHP 7015

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DAEFLE (Diplôme d’Aptitude à l’Enseignement du Français Langue Étrangère)

OBTAIN YOUR DAEFLE DIPLOMA WITH THE HELP OF THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE MANILLE! Since September 2014, the Alliance Française de Manille has been an accredited center for taking the DAEFLE exams. The preparation for the DAEFLE is an initial or continuing academic course through distance-learning. This is a professional course that culminates in the granting of a university-equivalent diploma. It was created in partnership between the Alliance Française Paris Ile-de-France and the CNED (National Center for Distance Learning). It can be done from anywhere in the world through different accredited partner centers, one of which is the Alliance Française de Manille. This course is addressed to anyone preparing to teach or already teaching French to a non-francophone learning public either in France or abroad. The content of the course is oriented towards class practical knowledge: modules alternate between theoretic lectures and activities derived from authentic original documents and exercises of application. They are accessible online through an educational platform created specifically for the DAEFLE, including a forum to encourage online exchange and collaboration with other participants. On online tutoring service composed of qualified instructors efficiently complete the resources at the student’s disposal all throughout the course, guiding him to completely acquire all the knowledge and skills required of the profession of French as a Foreign Language instructor.


A high school diploma is sufficient to apply for the course. If the student’s secondary education was not done in France, then a certificate (DELF, TCF, etc) justifying the foreign students minimum of a B2 level in French should also be attached to the application form

Exam Sessions and Entry Tests for 2019

Test d’accès :

  • APRIL 11 - 23
    (Deadline of Registration Feb 22)
  • MAY 21 - 31
    (Deadline of Registration Apr 5)
  • OCTOBER 15 - 23
    (Deadline of Registration Aug 30)
    (Deadline of Registration Oct 11)

Examens finaux :

  • JUNE 11
    (Deadline of Registration May 3)
    (Deadline of Registration Nov 6)


Type of evaluation


Entrance test

PHP 5000

Final Exams

PHP 22000

For more information : click here, or click here Please get more information on the certifications organized by AFM by contacting the bureau pédagogique : school@alliance.ph, (+632) 895 7585