Institut français is a major and officially approved examination centre for a wide range of internationally recognised French language proficiency diplomas and certificates. It is accredited by France Education International for DELF / DALF and TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français – Test for Knowledge of French), and by the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Professional French Diplomas (Diplômes de Français Professionnel) and TEF (Test d’Évaluation du Français – French Evaluation Test).

Which exam is right for me?

  1. I want to set myself a goal in my learning process
    ⇒I take DELF or DALF Tout public, TCF Tout public or TEF Tout public.
  2. I want to motivate my child
    ⇒I register my child for DELF PRIM or DELF Junior

  3. I want to study in France
    I take DELF B2 (for a bachelor level), DALF C1 (for a Masters Level), TCF DAP  or TEF Études .

  4. I want an official diploma for my CV or for professional reasons
    => I take TCF Tout public , TEF Tout public  or DFP (Professional French Diplomas), offered by the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

  5. I want an official diploma to apply for citizenship or to emigrate to France, Canada or Quebec
    TCF Quebec  or TEF Quebec are intended for people wishing to emigrate to Quebec, TCF Canada or TEF Canada are intended for people wishing to emigrate to Federal Canada (including Quebec), and TCF ANF or TEF Naturalisation are intended for people wishing to acquire the French nationality.

  6. I want to teach French as a Foreign language
    => I can prepare DAEFLE, a professional qualification for teaching French as a foreign language, co-organised by the Alliance Française Paris Ile-de-France and the CNED, and/ or attend a training to become an examiner-scorer for the DELF

For any further information regarding the Masters in French as a foreign language in France, please contact Anne-Laure Rigeade (anne-laure.rigeade@france.fi). The Universities of Helsinki and Turku (in partnership with Åbo Akademi and Nantes University) offer the possibility to get a double French-Finnish diploma in order to become a French teacher.

Exam preparation

All of these tests and diplomas evaluate the skills described in the Common European Framework for Languages, which is also the base for our courses at Institut français de Finlande.

Thanks to our wide range of courses throughout the year, or our specific exam preparation course on request, you will be well prepared!

Contact cours@france.fi for further information.

Contacts :

If you have any questions regarding the exams, please contact: examen@france.fi


 Examination terms and conditions