Tests and Exams

Do you plan to study or work in France or any in other French-speaking country? Do you simply need to assess your level of French to get into a university in France? Do want to improve your education with a second language?

We train our students for diplomas (DELF, DALF) which are French-government accredited and internationally recognised by French-speaking universities and universities asking for a second language. The Alliance Française is the only official exam centre in Zimbabwe and in Southern Africa.


DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official qualifications issued by the French Ministry of Education to certify French language proficiency of non-native speakers.

International Recognition:

    • Diplomas are awarded by the French Ministry of Education and accepted worldwide including the government of Quebec in Canada.
    • Exams are held worldwide and conducted under the supervision of the French Embassy of respective countries, at accredited official examination centres.
    • The DELF-DALF structure is modelled on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which serves as an international reference in the organisation of language teaching and certification.
    • Candidates having earned the DALF (C1-C2) are exempted from language entrance examinations in French universities.
    • Candidates having earned the DELF / DALF diplomas earn extra points for immigration to countries such as Canada and their chances of employment increase. Since the 6th of December 2011, all candidates applying to immigrate to Quebec, Canada, must have DELF A1, as well as IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

Find the calendar of the DELF / DALF exam session


The TEF, Test d’Evaluation du Français, is a language test that is used to assess the level of French comprehension and expression skills in people who are not native French speakers.

This test can be used for Quebec Immigration purposes and is the only French language examination accepted for the Federal Skilled Worker Programme. This test is only offered at the Alliance française in Harare.