DELF, diplôme d’études en langue française

(Diploma in French Language Study)

This level recognises basic knowledge. It is the most basic level at which a language is used, called the “discovery” stage. At this stage, the learner can interact in a simple way: he can speak about him/herself and his/her immediate environment.


Type of tests : DELF A1 Duration Mark out of


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


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

0 h 30 / 25


Two part test:

  • filling in a record, a form
  • writing simple phrases (postcards, messages, stories etc) on everyday
0 h 30 / 25


Three part test:

  • guided conversation
  • exchanging information
  • role-play.
5 to 7 mn
preparation :
10 mn
/ 25

Total duration of all tests: 1 hour 20
Total mark out of 100
Overall pass mark: 50 /100
Note minimale requise par épreuve : 5 / 25