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We are an examination centre representing the Institut Français for qualifications awarded and recognised by the French Ministry of National Education.

We offer the Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française and the Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française. We also run language courses that can help you prepare for both of these these examinations.

Examinations cancelled for the academic year 2020-21

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all examinations for the academic year 20/21 are cancelled, in line with ongoing Government and University policy.

We expect to hold these exams again in 2022.

For any queries please email

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Candidates who need to sit a DELF-DALF examination before September can contact the Alliance française Manchester and the Institut français in London as they are planning to hold the summer sessions, with limited places to ensure social distancing is respected.

Exam fees and timetable

Exam fees apply to both internal and external candidates. Examinations take place in June each year, with registration during March and April only.

LevelFeeExam date (2020)
A1£75Monday 1 June
A2£80Tuesday 2 June
B1£95Thursday 4 June
B2£110Friday 5 June
C1£150Monday 8 / Tuesday 9 June
C2£175Thursday 11 / Friday 12 June

Practice papers

View practice papers from the centre international d’études pédagogiques.


To register for the exam please complete and return the registration form. Upon successful registration you will receive a confirmation of enrolment. Closer to the examination date you will receive a statement of entry confirming the exam date and time.


Language qualifications