DELF / DALFThe Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française (DELF) and the Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française (DALF) are organized in several levels corresponding to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). They are both monitored by the Minister of French education. Based on the learning of practical French, they are recognized worldwide and represent well appreciated degrees in the professional area.
The DELF and DALF test the linguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic knowledge of the user. These degrees are organized according to the four abilities of the CEFR: comprehension, expression, interaction and mediation.
The DELF comprises A1, A2, B1 and B2 levels. As for the DALF, it includes the most advanced levels: C1 and C2. The B2 level is sufficient to be accepted by Swiss Universities.
Diploma of Alliance FrançaiseFounded more than a century ago in order to promote the French language and its culture throughout the world, the Alliance Française constitutes an organization known worldwide.
Since 2008, the Alliance Française only proposes one degree, the DHEF (Diplôme des Hautes Études Françaises). The level of this examination is the highest on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It is located on the C2 level (mastery), which is enough to enter a Swiss University.
This diploma, having an excellent reputation, certifies that the holder has proficiency close to a cultured native French speaker. The DHEF tests the mastery of the language (grammar, vocabulary, etc) as well as the cultural and literary knowledge of the candidate. Getting this degree warrants the mastery of all the technical and cultural aspects of the French language.
TCFThe TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) allows non French speaking candidates to assess their knowledge of the French language. It gives the ranking of the candidate on the six-level scale of the CEFR (from A1 to C2).
Entrance examination for the UniversityForeign students wishing to enter a university in the French speaking part of Switzerland are compelled to succeed in an entrance examination for admissions.
Our school prepares students for the French admission examination and for the French part of the ECUS examination (Examen Complémentaire des Universités Suisses) as well. In certain cases, succeeding in a B2 examination (like DELF B2) is sufficient to be accepted by the University. The applicant is then exempted from taking the French examination.
Moreover, we willingly advise students in their choice of higher education and help them with the enrolment process for University.