Language certifications are awarded by independent certifying institutions, and recognize and promote students’ speaking and writing skills with an outside, standardized, and internationally reputed evaluation.

This targeted, criteria-based and positive evaluation makes it possible to determine the candidates’ levels on a precise scale, in the form of a score or a level based on the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFRL).

Certifications attest to the language skills of learners-users at a specific time, and most frequently have permanent validity.

By making the comparison of learned skills possible, they promote geographic and professional mobility, and constitute an obvious socio-professional added value in a globalized and multipolar world.

The development of certifications is firmly established in the multilingual and intercultural education policy of the Agency for French Education Abroad.

The network’s schools offer a wide array of certifications to match the varied language backgrounds of their students, starting with French language certifications (DELF/DALF), which are  being rolled out on the basis of a partnership convention between AEFE et the International Center for Pedagogical Studies (Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques – CIEP).

By doing so, the schools promote the development of multilingualism within the students’ already multilingual environments.

To learn more about the DELF and DALF certifications, please visit the CIEP’s website: