How to take the DELF exam in Lausanne

April 22, 2022

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You are learning French in Lausanne and want to obtain the DELF certificate?

French via skype offers French lessons in preparation for the DELF exam, guaranteeing you 100% success!

What is the DELF?

The DELF/DALF offers several levels of French language whether you are a beginner or you speak French fluently. The DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) and the DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are diplomas in French as a foreign language issued by the French Ministry of National Education.

DELF/DALF certifications are spread over 6 levels:

  • A1/A2 (elementary level)
  • B1/B2 (independent level)
  • C1/C2 (experienced level)

At each level, 4 skills are assessed: oral comprehension and oral production, written comprehension and written production. You do not know which level of Delf to choose? At French via Skype, we can assess your level of French and advise you on the appropriate exam according to your objectives and this in a realistic way so that we can then set up a teaching plan according to your level and the date. of the exam. In order to ensure the best success in the DELF exam in Lausanne.

Why taking the exam DELF in Lausanne?

If you want to integrate into life in Switzerland on a family, social or professional level, a French language certification is often necessary

DELF is a range of French language diploma which attests from beginner to advanced level in French.

As an expat, you may be asked to prove your level of French for immigration purpose. From January 2019, anyone wanting to renew his or her work permit or right to stay in Switzerland needs to show a minimum competency in the local language.If you live in Lausanne or in the French part of Switzerland as an expatriate, it is now paramount you learn French in Lausanne.
DELF knowledge will make the difference in your professional life, when applying for a new position and during a job interview, with obtaining the DELF certificate, you will increase your chances of securing the job you are looking for. Thus, in your workplace, your relational life with your francophones colleagues will only benefit.

Succeeding with the DELF will therefore help you on the administrative and professional part, but not only. After obtaining the DELF diploma, you will have for you the certainty of your skills in the French language and this allows many learners to have more self-confidence in French in order to evolve serenely in Lausanne and the canton of Vaud and Geneva. Life as an expatriate can sometimes be a little challenging, so learn French in Lausanne is essential if, your children go to the local school, communication with teachers and the school will be facilitated, as well than with other parents of students. Socially speaking, learn French in Lausanne is the best way to be part of the community.

Where to take the DELF?

If you live in Lausanne or in the Canton of Vaud, the nearest examination center is that of Geneva, which is located on the shore of the lake.

Here is the address of the center:
Centre d’examens Lac Léman
c/o ifage – Fondation pour la formation des adultes
19, place des Augustins
CH-1205 Genève

The DELF examinations take place several times per year. The exams schedule usually provides for 3 sessions per month. It is imperative to book your exam session. You can register directly online for your DELF exam in Geneva with the Fondation Esprit Francophone on this link:

Learn French in Lausanne

French via Skype offers several online DELF courses to choose from A1 to C2 level to obtain the best grades for the DELF certificate as much as feeling confident during the DELF exam. If you are interested in arranging DELF tuition, French via Skype offers several online DELF French courses designed to your needs and schedule to obtain the best grades for the DELF exam as much as feeling confident throughout the DELF exam.

At French via Skype, we are pleased to support French students of DELF in Lausanne and to guarantee their success since 2014.
Some of their testimonials are below.

” I have had lessons with Laure for a year. One year ago I was at A1/A2 level, despite lessons and an A at GCSE level. My initial aim was to obtain the B2 DELF in order to work with French speakers, here in Switzerland. From the start Laure was able to recognise the errors I commonly made and would write these down so that I could learn them, she would then test me in the following lesson. She positively encouraged me to speak, write, read and listen throughout this time. Laure would check my written work in between lessons and was always happy to help. She even bought the B2 DELF practice exam book that i was using, so that she could help me. I have been to University and had Post graduate teaching in medical studies. I can truly say that Laure is one of the kindest, most dedicated, thoughtful, professional and effective teachers that i know. She is methodical and offers structure to her lessons. She possesses the characteristics and qualities of a great teacher. I do not use this term lightly, I have had several other teachers but she stands out from the crowd. I worked hard and passed the B2 in November 2017, thanks to Laure. Since then Laure has continued to help me to gain confidence in my profession. She has shown herself to be adept at learning medical terminology as well as using different teaching styles to help me.
Thank you Laure, you have helped me so much to realise my dreams. Last year, I was successful in a interview in French. In 2018 I start work in a 100% french environment. I believe that Laure can help anyone to learn French to a high level and boost your confidence at the same time. If you are motivated, she will help you. If you are discouraged she will help you find your courage. ”

Dr Steve P

Lausanne 2017/2018
” I’m studying with Laure for about one year now and I’m very satisfied with her very targeted and well-organised French lessons. If you like to invest your limited time well and aiming for a fast improvement of your French level Laure is the right teacher for you. The lessons are intense and you better be well prepared and do your homework as Laure is a very strict teacher ;). First I found it very challenging to work so hard on my pronunciation but I realized quickly that this is key to a higher level of French. Also I was very happy about the amount of time one talks in her lessons as I know from my own German teaching experience that this is crucial for an improvement of the communications skills. Together with Laure I prepared for the DELF B1 and thanks to her I passed it with incredible 91%. I could highly recommend her as French teacher. ”

Erika Mantrino

German teacher, Lausanne – Switzerland 2020/2021
” As a native English speaker who has lived in Geneva for several years, I have had quite a few not-so-successful attempts at improving my French. That all changed after I started my lessons with Laure! Very quickly Laure identified the “gaps” in my French and we began work on them. Laure is very dedicated to the lesson planning and sends feedback soon after each lesson with vocabulary and grammar points to work on and to keep momentum. Her help in preparing me to pass the B1 exam was invaluable. More than anything, I have more confidence to interact in French, which has been fantastic to my work and everyday life. I would highly recommend Laure – if you want to learn or improve your French, she is the best teacher you will find! Thank-you Laure! ”

Eleanor Curtis

Head of Finance, Geneva – Switzerland 2020/2021
” Laure is an excellent teacher not only because she knows very well the material, but also because she is extremely well organised. During the lessons, Laure gives you the confidence to talk, and she also spots the parts that need more attention. In this way, she provides students with enough material to practice and improve. Due to my working schedule, I decided to take online lessons. I was very hesitant at the beginning, but my experience with Laure has been excellent! I have never taken any additional lessons, and I only watch tv in French from time to time. With Laure, I passed the DELF B2. ”

Diana Pacheco

Researcher, Fribourg -Switzerland 2018/2019/2020/2021
” Laure has been an absolutely incredible teacher, and I’ve passed my B2 with 92%! That is a fantastic improvement on my mark in the B1, done prior to our lessons. I get a huge amount of practice in all areas in the lesson, and we did plenty of mock exams of all types. After the session I promptly receive a list of vocab I couldn’t remember or didn’t know, words I mispronounced and really good homework focused on issues that came up in the lesson or things I have asked to work on. I’m continuing with lessons even after the exam, which really speaks volumes about how much I enjoy them, and I’m so delighted to now be able to tackle novels I previously had to give up on. I’ve really seen a huge improvement in my French, and crucially also in my confidence with the language. With plenty of encouragement and a huge amount of skill, Laure has helped me exceed my expectations! ”

Katherine Rybacki

Researcher, Lancaster University – United Kingdom 2020/2021
” Laure is a fantastic French teacher, over the last 10 months my speaking has grown in leaps and bounds and I feel progression after every lesson. Laure is very organised, proactive and also adaptable to my needs. I genuinely look forward to my lessons with Laure, she has great patience and a wonderful sense of humour. I cannot recommend her lessons highly enough. ”

Georgina Green

UEFA, Vaud 2018/2019/2020

French via Skype offers several online French courses to suit your needs and schedule to achieve the best results in the DELF French certificate and to feel confident during the exam.

Don’t hesitate to contact French via Skype if you have any questions or want to sign up for lessons.

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