When learning languages, it is important to give yourself goals. Passing an official exam is an excellent objective. The Language Center offers you 22 years of successful experience in training students to pass exams. We can help you pass the following exams.
TCF : Test de connaissance du français
The TCF measures general ability in French. It is neither possible to pass nor to fail this test. Instead, the candidate obtains a result corresponding to one of the 6 language levels defined by the Council of Europe. The TCF test is divided into two parts: the obligatory and the supplementary tests. The obligatory test consists of 80 multiple-choice questions (time: 90 minutes). It measures written and oral comprehension of the language, as well as knowledge of the structures of the language. The supplementary test (time: 2 hours) measures oral and written expression in French.
Candidates may take the TCF more than once, though they must wait at least 90 days between tests. It is not possible to enroll for only the supplementary test.
The TCF exams take place several times per year.
Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française A1
The DELF A1 recognizes basic knowledge. The learner can interact in a simple way: he/she is able to speak about him/herself and about his/her immediate environment.
Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française A2
The DELF A2 recognizes the linguistic competency of a basic user who is able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring the most common polite phrases and exchanges of information.
Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française B1
The DELF B1 recognizes the linguistic competency of an “independent” user. The learner is able to maintain a discussion and give his/her opinion. He/she is able to cope with situations likely to occur in daily life.
Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française B2
With the DELF B2 the learner has obtained a degree of independence that allows him/her to construct arguments, to defend his/her opinions, to explain his/her point of view and to negotiate. The learner is capable of speaking quite fluently and of correcting his/her own mistakes.
Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française C1
Language users at level C1 are independent. They can express themselves fluently and spontaneously. They have a rich vocabulary and are able to choose the appropriate expression to give their opinion. They are capable of producing clear, well-structured sentences without hesitation. Students who have been awarded the DALF C1 are exempted from language entrance examinations in some of the French universities.
Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française C2
Language users at level C2 have obtained a proficiency in the language that is illustrated by precision, appropriateness and fluency of expression. C2 students are able to use the language for academic and advanced-level purposes. Students who have passed the DALF C2 are exempt from entrance language tests for French universities.
The DELF/DALF exams take place four times per year: in March, May, June and November.
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Diplôme de Français Professionnel A2
This exam indicates basic competence in the French language, allowing comprehension and expression in all day-to-day situations, both social and professional.
Diplôme de Français Professionnel B1
This exam tests the written and oral skills which may be used in social and professional situations, including situations of responsibility.
Diplôme de Français des Affaires B2
This diploma shows the ability of the learner to use French in the context of professional communication and to discuss socio-economic topics. It also tests a general knowledge of business and the economy.
Diplôme de Français des Affaires C1
This “advanced” level exam shows the ability of the candidate to talk about any business-related document or situation. It tests in-depth knowledge of the socio-economic environment as well as of business practices in France and in the francophone community.
Diplôme de Français des Affaires C2
The DAFA attests the candidate’s specialist skills in successfully completing an in-depth analysis of an economic or business subject, or of a subject relating to the teaching of business and professional French, while demonstrating a very high command of French. This dissertation has been handed in, and later “defended” before a jury.
The CCIP exams are held several times a year in different cities throughout Switzerland.