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External Language Certification

Durham University is an approved examination centre for certificates issued by several external bodies.
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Durham University is an approved examination centre for certificates issued by the following external bodies:

  • French: DELF-DALF - co-ordinated by France Education international (formerly Le Centre international d’études pédagogiques - CIEP). Exam dates are subject to level
  • German: Goethe Institute
  • Italian: CILS - issued by the Università per Stranieri di Siena
  • Spanish: DELE - issued by the Instituto Cervantes

COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19, Durham University is suspending all face-to-face teaching and examination activities until 3rd July 2020. We are at the present time investigating with the relevant examination authorities as to their proposals, and as a result, have suspended any new registrations for external examinations in French (DELF & DALF), German (Goethe Zertifikat) and Italian (CILS) for sessions in June 2020. We are grateful to everyone for your patience at this time. This decision has been taken by Durham University. We cannot speak for other examination centres in the UK or elsewhere and cannot, unfortunately, provide any advice as to possible alternatives in the coming months due to the present situation nationally and internationally.