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 access test.

It is possible to register for both the access test and final exam with the Alliance Française de Manchester. As of 2017, the access test will take a different format and candidates will now take the test at home. The final exam will still take place in 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
15-27 April 19 February £71
18-28 May 2 April £71
12-20 October 27 August £71
25 November - 3 December 8 October £71

Final Exam

Exam Dates Registration Deadline Fees
9 June 30 April £319
8 December 3 November £319

To register

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

Complete it and then send it to reception@afmanchester.org as well as sending a hard copy by post to our address, indicating "EXAMS OFFICE" on the envelope.

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.

If you require any further information, please contact us by e-mail at reception@afmanchester.org or by telephone on 0161 236 7117.
Please note that the exam office is only open from Monday to Thursday, 10am - 5.30pm and Friday 10am - 4.30pm.