The Diplôme d’Aptitude à l’Enseignement du Français Langue Etrangère is a professional qualification for teaching French as a foreign language, co-organised by the Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France and the CNED (French national centre for distance learning).

The DAEFLE is a distance-learning qualification, and may be taken as initial professional training or as part of a candidate’s ongoing professional development. To receive the qualification, the candidate must complete 480 hours of training (6 modules) and successfully pass the final exam, which is made up of several tests. The modules may be studied separately over several years. There is an obligatory pre-enrolment online access test.

It is possible to register for both the access test and final exam with the Alliance Française de Manchester. The access test is held online from the candidate’s home whereas the final exam takes place at our centre. Further information on these tests may be found at www.alliancefr.org, the website of the Alliance française de Paris Ile-de-France.

Why take these exams?

  • because teaching French as a foreign language is a specialist skill which requires specialised training;
  • to build on existing teaching skills;
  • to access a greater range of professional opportunities.

Calendar and fees 2021

Test d’accès

Exam Dates Registration Deadline Fees
25 November - 3 December 8 October £71

Final Exam

Exam Dates Registration Deadline Fees
8 December 3 November £319

How do I register?

Download and complete the appropriate registration Form: Test d’accès or Examen final.

Complete it and then send it along with the necessary documents to reception@afmanchester.org.

We will send you an email of confirmation once we have received a copy of your form so that you may then contact us to make the payment for the exam fees. Your place will only be secured once a payment has been made.

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