DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française) and DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française) diplomas are the official French language proficiency certifications. In Italy they are promoted by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). DELF and DALF are divided into six independent diplomas of progressive difficulty, which correspond to the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for
Languages (QCERL) of the Council of Europe. Four diplomas for theDELFand two for theDALF, obtainable separately from each other. Each DELF andDALFdiploma provides four tests for four different language skills: oral comprehension and expression, written comprehension and expression.
To find out more about these certifications, consult the website of the Institut Français Milan, exam center for the whole of Lombardy (calendar, methods of tests, registration for an examination of the DELF, DALF or DELF PRO diplomas).