Type of tests

DELF A1  -  DELF A2  -  DELF B1  -  DELF B2  - DALF C1  - DALF C2

Type of tests: A1

Duration

Mark out of

Listening
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with three or four very short recordings on everyday life (played twice).
Maximum duration of recordings: 3 mins

Approximately
20 minutes

/ 25

Reading
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with four or five written documents on everyday life.

0 h 30

/ 25

Writing
Two part test:
    - filling in a record, a form
    - writing simple phrases (postcards, messages, stories etc) on everyday topics.

> 0 h 30

/ 25

Speaking
Three part test:
     - guided conversation
     - exchanging information
     - role-play.

5 à 7 mins
preparation:
10 mins

/ 25

Total duration of all tests: 1 hour 20
* Total mark out of 100
* Overall pass mark: 50/100
* Pass mark per test: 5/25

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Type of tests: A2

Duration

Mark out of

Listening
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with three or four short recordings on everyday life (played twice).
Maximum duration of recordings: 5 mins

Approximately
25 minutes

/ 25

Reading
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with three or four short recordings on everyday life.

0 h 30

/ 25

Writing
Two short pieces of writing (letter to a friend or message)
    - describe an event or personal experiences
    - invite, thank, say sorry, ask for something, give information, congratulate in writing...

0 h 45

/ 25

Speaking
Three part test:
    - guided conversation
    - exchanging information
    - role-play.

6 to 8 mins
preparation :
10 mins

/ 25

Total duration of all tests: 1 hour 40
* Total mark out of 100.
* Overall pass mark: 50/100
* Pass mark per test: 5/25

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Type of tests: B1

Duration

Mark out of

Listening
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with three recordings (played twice).
Maximum duration of recordings: 6 mins

Approximately
25 minutes

/ 25

Reading
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with two written documents:
    - extract useful information concerning a particular task
    - analyse the contents of a document of general interest.

0 h 35

/ 25

Writing
Express personal opinions on a general topic (essay, letter, article etc).

0 h 45

/ 25

Speaking
Test in three parts:
    - guided conversation
    - interactive exercise
    - expressing an opinion on a document designed to elicit a reaction.

Approximately
15 minutes
preparation: 0 h 10
(does not concern the 3rd part of the test)

/ 25

Total duration of all tests: 1 hour 45
* Total mark out of 100.
* Overall pass mark: 50/100
* Pass mark per test: 5/25

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Type of tests: B2

Duration

Mark out of

Listening
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with three recordings:  
    - interview, news bulletin etc (played once)
    - presentation, lecture, speech, documentary, radio or television programme (played twice).
Maximum duration of recordings: 8 mins

Approximately
30 minutes

/ 25

Reading
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with two written documents:
    - text of an informational nature regarding France or the French-speaking world
    - text of an argumentative nature

1 h

/ 25

Writing
Taking a personal stand (contributing to a debate, formal letter, review of a film/book)

1 h

/ 25

Speaking
Stating and defending an opinion based on a short document designed to elicit a reaction.

Approximately
20 minutes
preparation: 0 h 30

/ 25

Total duration of all tests: 2 h 30
* Total mark out of 100.
* Overall pass mark: 50/100
* Pass mark per test: 5/25

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Type of tests: C1

Duration

Mark out of

Listening
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with recordings:
    - a long recording (interview, lesson, conference...) approximately eight minutes long (played twice)
    - several short radio broadcasts (newsflashes, surveys, adverts etc) (played once).
Maximum duration of recordings: 10 mins

Approximately
40 minutes

/ 25

Reading
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with a text of ideas (literary or journalistic), 1,500 to 2,000 words long.

0 h 50

/ 25

Writing
Two part test:
    - Summarise several written documents totalling approximately 1,000 words
    - write an essay with supporting arguments on the contents of the documents
   Candidate can choose between two fields: humanities and social studies, science

2 h 30

/ 25

Speaking
A presentation based on a series of written documents, followed by a discussion with the examiners.
   Candidates can choose between two fields: humanities and social studies, science

0 h 30
preparation: 1 h

/ 25

Total duration of all tests: 4 h 00
* Total mark out of 100.
* Overall pass mark: 50/100
* Pass mark per test: 5/25

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Type of tests: C2

Duration

Mark out of

Listening and Speakings
Three part test:
    - write-up the contents of a recording (played twice)
    - personal development based on the problem given in the recording
    - debate with the examiners.
   Candidates can choose between two fields: humanities and social studies, science

passation: 0 h 30
preparation: 1 h

/ 50

Compréhension et Writings
Writing a structured text (article, editorial, report, speech etc) based on several documents totalling approximately 2,000 words.
   Candidates can choose between two fields: humanities and social studies, science

3 h 30

/ 50

Total duration of all tests: 3 h 30