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 A2 preparation for teenagers from Grade 8 to 12.
This article covers the DELF A2 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 A2 sample guide with exercises to practice.
The DELF A2 Junior, or DELF for teens, is divided into two sections: collective session and individual evaluation.
The collective evaluation is divided into three parts, and the individual examination is held by 2 examiners.
To obtain your DELF A2 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 ? »
The evaluator will ask you questions about your daily lide: your identity, your family, your hobbies, interests, etc. He may ask about a past experience or project. The evaluator may also ask other questions to know more information.
You will choose a subject out of two options. After that, you will have 5 minutes to prepare. You must answer all questions regarding the subject:
Present the person, an event, the activity, etc. The evaluator will ask you questions to complete your presentation.
Write your ideas in a draft paper, in simple words.
The evaluator will play a role. You will choose which subject you prefer, among the two choices that will be offered to you. You
must ask for information and make proposals to organise an event, or to solve a situation. Furthermore, you will have 5 minutes to prepare
To come up with ideas of what to say, you must take into consideration your role, the evaluator's role and what you must do.
These are some general tips to consider for your DELF Junior A2 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 intensive French summer classes!