DALF C2

​​DALF C2 presentation

Diplôme DALF C2
C2 is the highest level of the CEFR and DALF C2 is the highest diploma of French as a foreign language.

C2 users' proficiency in the language is illustrated by precision, appropriateness and fluency of expression. C2 candidates are capable of using the language for academic and advanced-level purposes.

DALF C2 examination is based on level C2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

​​Description of DALF C2 examination

For the DALF C2, the exam format changes compared to previous levels. As you can see in the under table, some skills are linked:
  • listening and speaking,
  • reading and writing.
​​Type of tests: DALF C2
​​Duration
​​Mark out of
Listening and Speaking
Three parts test:
- write-up the contents of a recording (played twice)
- personal development based on the problem given in the recording
- debate with the examiners.

Candidates can choose between two fields: humanities and social studies or science


​​​30 minutes 
preparation : 1 hour




/ 50

Reading and Writing
Writing a structured text (article, editorial, report, speech, etc) based on several documents totalling approximately 2,000 words.

Candidates can choose between two fields: humanities and social studies or science

​​3 hours et 30 minutes


​/ 50

​​Total length of group tests: 3 hour 30 minutes
* Total mark out of 100
* Overall pass mark of the DALF C2: 50 / 100
* Minimum mark required per test: 5 / 25

​​DALF C2 sample papers

​​To go further and especially to prepare you well to DALF C2 examination, you can consult and download DALF C2 sample papers.