How to take the DELF exam in Geneva

November 21, 2020

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Bonjour !

You are learning French in Geneva and want to obtain a certificate?

French via skype helps you prepare for the DELF, guaranteeing you 100% success in the DELF exam.

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.

Why take the DELF exam in Geneva?

Obtaining a DELF-DALF diploma allows you to locate your level in French very precisely and to validate your skills, with universities, schools, employers or various institutions in Geneva.

The DELF in particular is required for entry into French speaking universities, but also as part of certain immigration procedures, particularly those of Switzerland.

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 Geneva or in the French part of Switzerland as an expatriate, it is now paramount you learn French in Geneva. The requirement of speaking French in Geneva also applies to the whole family. You will receive your passport after having passed the language test FIDE. The DELF level of French for FIDE language passport required depends on your type of permit:

  • For a B permit (work permit) A2 oral/A1 written
  • For a C permit (residence permit) B1 oral/A1 written
  • For a Citizenship B1 oral/A2 written
  • For a Citizenship B1 oral/A2 written

Where to take the DELF in Geneva?

The DELF exam can be taken in most part of the world, including in Geneva. According to the feedback from many French language students who took the DELF exam, the DELF examiners in Geneva have a reputation for being less severe than those in France. So if you live near the border with France and you are undecided as to where to take the DELF exam, we recommend that you register for the DELF Geneva one.

If you live in Geneva, know that you will not need to travel very far because there is an examination center on the shores of Lake Geneva.

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/DALF 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. To book your session, you must pay the registration fee.
Registration fees are different depending on the level, type of diploma and exam center chosen. You can register directly online for your DELF exam in Geneva with the Fondation Esprit Francophone on this link:

How to prepare for the DELF exams?

You are motivated and you feel ready to prepare for the DELF exam in Geneva? At French via Skype we specialize in the preparation of the DELF exams. Your DELF French tutor will provide online French classes via Skype or Zoom covering all aspects of the DELF and DALF exams. Our online French tutor is highly experienced with the DELF preparation exams, and guarantees you the best grades in DELF exam in Geneva, and knows exactly what the difficulties may be for candidates preparing for exams of this type. If you are not sure what level skill to choose, our French via Skype tutor will assess you to find the specific level you would need to qualify for.

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.

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