This schedule represents the new harmonized curriculum offered by the Indian network of Alliance française Centres in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) divided into 6 levels. The Table (click on it to see it bigger) gives a description of the 6 levels with their approximate duration and the skills acquired at each level.
* A Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
At the end of each level, students can appear for the corresponding DELF or DALF exams which are exclusive features of Alliance française network. DELF and DALF are proficiency diplomas in French based on the CEFRL. They are issued by the Ministry of Education in France and are recognized all over the world.
DELF/DALF sessions are organized 4 times a year, at the end of each term (March, June, September and December). Students are free to register for any exam if they think they are ready to sit for it.
Independently of these exams, in order to move up to the next level, an internal exam needs to be passed at the end of the term in addition to periodic class performance assessment. An attestation will be issued on request based on attendance and performance.
If learners choose to attend extensive classes, i.e. 2 hours/day, twice a week for a 54 hours/session course, they will be able to complete the basic level in 2 years.
For learners who can spare a little more time, they can choose to attend intensive classes, i.e. 4 times a week, 2 hours a day, for a 108 hours/session course and the basic level will be completed in one year.