If you have been taking French classes for a while, you know that several exams are available to prove your level of French. As the official center for DELF exam in Vancouver, we will give you a few tips on things to think about and work as part of the preparation for your DELF exam.
At the end of the article, you’ll be able to download a DELF A1 preparation guide so you can practice at home.
There is a specific DELF exam for each level of French knowledge (A1, A2, B1, B2), according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The test is divided into a collective or group section and an individual session that can take between 1 hour and 20 minutes up to 3 hours and a half to present, depending on the level
The collective part covers oral comprehension, written comprehension, and written expression.
The individual test covers oral expression only
We will be presenting a series of articles that will cover the exam for each level, specifically for adults. We will talk about DELF
Prim’ and Junior exams for kids and teenagers later.
In this article, we will cover how to successfully present your DELF A1 exam.
The oral expression examinations are done by an evaluator and consist of three parts: a simple interview, an exchange of information, and a simulated conversation.
For the guided interview, consider that they will ask you simple questions regarding your family, activities, hobbies, etc. It's best to try to practice by preparing a short speech beforehand.
There is a part that implies exchanging information, and you must be able to ask questions using the interrogation forms like "qu'est-ce"
"que", "comment", "pourquoi", "où", "quand", "qui", "quel", etc.
For the simulated dialogue, consider formulating your speech in the following order:
These are some general tips to consider for your DELF A1 exam; however, practicing by doing simulation exams is highly beneficial
to ensure a positive outcome in your DELF exam.