​​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
​​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.

​​​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.

​​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

Further information on DALF C2

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

You may also consult our articles and our videos on DALF C2 listening and speaking test.

You can also consult our book recommendations to prepare for the DALF C2.