DILF – Diplôme initial de langue française
(Initial diploma in French language)
The DILF is a diploma for French as a foreign language that asses the beginners knowledge (level A1.1 of the Cadre européen commun de référence for languages of the Council of Europe, or Conseil de l’Europe). It constitutes the first step toward the DELF and the DALF.
Just as the DELF and the DALF, the DILF is issued by the Department of National Education, Higher Education, and Research.
The DILF evaluates 4 linguistic skills:
- listening comprehension
- reading comprehension
- spoken production
- written production
The DILF is under the authority of the National DILF Committee (la Commission nationale du DILF) which has its headquarters at the CIEP.
|Type of examination||Duration||Mark out of|
|25 min||35 points|
|25 min||15 points|
|15 min||15 points|
|10 min||35 points|
Total duration of all tests: 1 h 15
Total mark out of 100
Overall pass mark: 50/100
Minimum score required for oral tests: 35/70