Alliance Française Vancouver is the official center for the DELF exam in Vancouver. To help
our students succeed in their DELF exams, we have created a series of articles that provide tips to think about and work on as part of the
DELF A1 preparation for teenagers from Grade 8 to 12.
This article covers the DELF A1 level, specifically for teenagers. There is also a test for children called DELF Prim which will be covered in another post.
You will also be able to download a DELF A1 sample guide with exercises to practice.
The DELF A1 Junior, or DELF for teens, is divided into two sections: collective session and individual evaluation.
The collective evaluation is divided into three sections, and the individual examination is held by 2 examiners.
To obtain your DELF A1 diploma, you must have a minimum of 50 points over 100.
If you don’t know a word in French, try to find a word that means the same thing or explain it in another way.
If you don’t understand what the examinator is saying, ask him to repeat or to speak slowly. For example : « Excusez-moi, je ne comprends pas » / « Est-ce que vous pouvez répéter / « Est-ce que vous pouvez parler plus lentement, s’il vous plaît ? »
To link your sentences, use words like « et », « parce que », « mais » etc.
The evaluator will ask you simple questions about yourself (your family, pet, activities)
You must know the interrogative phrases like: qu’est-ce que, comment, pourquoi, où, quand, qui, quel, etc.
These are some general tips to consider for your DELF Junior A1 exam; however, practicing by doing simulation exams is highly beneficial to ensure a positive outcome in your DELF exam. You can also improve your DELF outcome by joining our Spring Break DELF preparation camp!