International Certifications

Ready for certification in French? Alliance Française is the only accredited institution in Kenya for international certification in French language , by the French Ministry of Education and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris.

DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language.

These certificates are valid for life. DELF and DALF consist of six independent certificates that correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 & C2).

This exams test competency in Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking.

The TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) is the French language test awarded by the French Ministry of Education, to assess a person’s level of French language for general purposes. It is intended for people who are not native French speakers and who, for professional, personal or academic reasons, wish to have their competency in French assessed and certified simply, reliably and quickly.

The TCF is a standard graded test based on an extremely rigorous method that makes it a valid means of assessing language skills. All candidates receive a certificate of results that grades them at one of six levels (from A1 to C2) on the competency scale defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
This means that it is not possible to fail the TCF!

Alliance Française de Nairobi offers 4 TCF categories:

  • TCF general (or TEF): for personal, academic or professional reasons.
  • TCF DAP, Demande d’Admission Préalable: for students who wish to apply to a French university or French school of architecture.
  • TCF ANF, Accès à la Nationalité Française : for those who are applying for French nationality.
  • TCF Quebec: for those who wish to settle long-term in Quebec and must have their level of French assessed for immigration application.  Read more

Test dates: On request. (Register 1 week in advance).
Cost TCF exam: Ksh. 42,500
Cost TEF exam: Ksh. 42,500 

The DFP (Diplôme de Français Professionnel) is a Business French diploma, to certify student’s proficiency in French relating to their field of interest in business.

The exams assess writing, listening and speaking skills in a professional context.

Specific preparations for these exams are offered by Alliance Française de Nairobi.

Exam dates: On request (register 5 weeks in advance).

Exam Cost:
A1/A2:         Ksh 17,000
B1/B2/C1:   Ksh 23,000

Pay via MPESA Paybill Number: 898660 Account: Your Name, then download and fill the registration form and send it to

Download Exam Registration Form