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.
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 during the next few weeks, 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.
These are some general tips to consider for your exam; however, practicing by doing simulation exams is highly beneficial to ensure a positive outcome in your DELF exam.
Need extra preparation? Consider one of our French workshops to work on your vocabulary, grammar, and oral expression.