​​DELF A1 presentation

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DELF A1 highlights the first knowledges in French language. DELF A1 recognizes 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/she can speak about him/herself and his/her immediate environment.  This examination benefits from a very positive evaluation which is not made to sanction but to highlight the French learning.

DELF A1 examination is based on level A1 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).​

Description of DELF A1 examination

​​Type of tests: DELF A1
​​Mark out of
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with three or four very short recordings about everyday life (played twice).

Maximum duration of recordings: 3 mins

20 minutes

​​/ 25
​Comprehension questionnaires dealing with four or five written documents about everyday life.

​​30 minutes

​​/ 25
​Two parts test:
    - filling in a record, a form
    - writing simple phrases (postcards, messages, stories etc) on everyday topics.

30 minutes

/ 25
Three parts test:
     - guided conversation (Approximately 1 minute)
     - exchanging information (Approximately 2 minutes)
     - role-play (Approximately 2 minutes).

5 to 7 minutes
10 minutes

​​/ 25
​​Total length of group tests: 1 hour 20 minutes
* Total mark out of 100
* Overall pass mark of the DELF A1: 50 / 100
* Minimum mark required per test: 5 / 25

Further information on DELF A1

​​To go further and especially to prepare you well for the DELF A1 examination, you can consult and download ​DELF A1 sample papers.​​

You can also consult our article on the DELF A1 writing test.

You may also consult our articles and our videos on the DELF A1 speaking test.

You can also consult our book recommendations to prepare for the DELF A1.