An unlimited validity certificate
genuinely designed for adult professionals.
The ”diplôme de compétence en langue” (DCL) is a professional state certification specifically designed for adults professionals by the French Ministry of National Education .
The DCL Français Langue Étrangère certifies the gained skills in the professional and daily French language communication as commonly used in all the economic activities. Its uniqueness lies on its candidates' language level assessment process. The candidates are put in a work position close to reality.
Adult professionals of any nationality and work experience who wish to certify their French skills
Unlimited validity, worldwide
Main Exam Features
A 2h30 examination based on both written and spoken communication through an immersive simulation close to work reality
A2 to C1 Levels, according to the CEFRL
The French Ministry of National Education
100€ to take the exam (this fee rate is determined by the French Law)
Sessions & Results
About 6 sessions a year. Results are usually communicated from 1 to 3 months after the exam is taken. Current sessions calendar is available here .
DCL Preparation through
1-on-1 Face-to-face Classes
The programme at a glance
1 participant only
For mini-group, check our
2-on-1 French classes
Attendee must be over 18
Classes can be taken all year long,
from Monday to Saturday
from 08:00am to 08:00pm
at your home or office, in cafés, museums
or other places of learning interest.
In Paris, Saint-Germain-en-Laye
All levels from complete beginner to proficient user.
Levels are based on the CEFR reference levels (A1 to C2)
Face-to-face French classes with a dedicated French teacher
Minimum 1-hour long classes
Intensive or extensive approach according to needs and availabilities
Guided work or resources supply between each session on Neo
Specific preparation for the DCL FLE test format
In 1-on-1 classes, your objectives are our’s. Whether this is for personal or professional reasons, depending on your language skills, context, needs and own goals, our job is to bring you to the next step.
In the early 2000s, The European Union designed a Common European Framework of Reference for Languages as a guideline to be used to describe achievements and objectives of learners of a foreign languages according to their level. These references are widely accepted throughout European countries and beyond and all official language exam assessments are based on the CEFRL.
Here are a summary of the six references levels of language skills.
Fair tuition fees
We believe that you deserve the best learning conditions in the same way as your teacher deserves the best working conditions. That’s why all of our tuition fees are carefully designed to be fair and sustainable for you, your teacher and our managing team.
pay as you go
all taxes included
A dedicated passionate and
super qualified French teacher
All education material
Free cancellation if noticed 48h before the class
At home, in cafés, in museums, at your office & on NEO
No extra fee on Saturdays
all taxes included
30h classes + all Pay As You Go features
1 year validity as from the first class
Monthly prorated payment
after a first non-refundable 30% commitment at sign up
all taxes included
50h classes + all Pack 30h features
Free participation to our monthly Meetup learning workshops
* When we mean an hour, we do mean 60 minutes. Not 45 minutes…
These fees are valid for private individuals who finance by themselves their training.
Different prices apply for businesses and externally financed trainings.
Please, Contact us for more details.
You would need more hours? Contact us to get a personnalized quote.
If you work in France, you might benefit from French state financial help. Learn more about it here.
A bit too expensive for your budget? Have a look on our 2-on-1 French classes or online 1-on-1 lessons!