DALF C1 preparation course

Check out our DALF C1 page for information on this exam (session dates, registration, etc).

1. Description 

The SUL organizes DALF C1 diploma preparation courses, lasting 20 hours and spread over 2 or 3 weeks.

These courses take usualy place on-site, in Aix-en-Provence (program defined each year).


  • Optimize one's preparation (methodological advice, mistakes to avoid, respecting the evaluation criteria to gain points, making a detailed plan to save time).
  • Know and understand the tests (detailed presentation of each test, understanding the instructions).
    The DALF C1 tests are structured as follows*:
    • Oral and written comprehension tests (CO** and CE**): questions on audio and written documents (tests duration 90 minutes)
    • Written production test (PE**): summary of a document and argumentative essay (test duration 2h30)
    • Oral production test (PO**): monologue and interaction exercise (test duration 30 min)
  • Practice (sample tests, practice for written and oral tests).
  • Work in a group to complete your individual training.

* See the DALF C1 page on France Education internaitonal website for detailed information about the tests for this exam.
** CO: Compréhension orale; CE: Compréhension écrite; PE: Production écrite; PO: Production orale

2. Dates 2023

  • Courses from May 2nd to 12th, 2023, on-site (in Aix-en-Provence)
  • Registration will be open until April 14th, 2023


The detailed programme and planning are avalable in the documents to download (opposite).

  • WEEK 1 (10 hours) :
    • Monday May 2nd (2h): Presentation of the test
    • Wednesday May 3rd (3h): CO and PO
    • Thursday May 4th (3h): CE and PO
    • Friday May 5th (2h): PE (Synthesis) Methodology
  • WEEK 2 (10 hours) :
    • Tuesday May 9th (2h): PE (argumentation) feedback on the Methodology of argumentation based on the PE
    • Wednesday May 10th (3h): CO and PO
    • Thursday May 11th (3h): CE and PO
    • Friday May 12th (2h): Overview of the training

3. Fees

  • 250€ individuals outside the University of Aix-Marseille
  • 200€ individuals registered at AMU
  • 100€ SUL students (semester/yearly courses) or on AMU exchange program

4. Enrollment

Registration Procedures:

  • Download the registration form ("Fiche d'inscription") (in the documents to download, opposite) and send it by e-mail to the address indicated in the form, with your ID and a passport photo.
  • You will then receive a message indicating the validity of your registration and the payment terms.
    ATTENTION : the number of participants is limited, please wait for the confirmation of your registration BEFORE paying the registration fees.
  • Once your payment is validated, you will receive your registration certificate.

Useful links

Go to the DALF C1 page

Go to the SUL home page

Contact information

Contact Form (under "Certifications")

SUL Examination Centre - FLE section
Aix-Marseille Université
Building Porte T3 - Office 2.14 (2nd floor)
29 avenue Robert Schuman
13621 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 1

Tel: 04 13 55 32 20

Public reception: upon appointement

Access Map (how to come)

SUL preparation course for DALF C1