DELF French Studies Diploma

Issued by the French Ministry of Education, the DELF exam certifies the French language proficiency of non-native speakers.

At Hampton Court House, the teaching of French is structured on the CEFR levels (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), which were produced by the Council of Europe in 2001 to standardise language examinations. They are used internationally, and most language examinations around the world are now mapped using these.

DELF examinations (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française), or the French Studies Diploma, are administered by the French Ministry of Education. They certify the French language proficiency of each CEFR level and are lifelong qualifications which strengthen our pupils’ university applications and CVs. A highlight of every academic year at Hampton Court House is when our pupils are presented with their diplomas by a representative from the French Institute during a special ceremony in our Main Hall.

All pupils at Hampton Court House have the opportunity to sit DELF exams. We offer a wide range of pathways, from DELF Prim (primary format) A1.1, up to DALF C1 (Diplôme Avancé en Langue Française). The majority of the French department at Hampton Court House are trained and qualified examiners, and as a result Hampton Court House is a designated examination centre for DELF exams. Further information on the DELF exams can be found here.

DELF pathways at Hampton Court House

DELF proficiency levels