DELF B1 for schools

​​DELF B1 for schools presentation

DELF B1 scolaire
At level B1, the user becomes independent. He/she can maintain interaction: he/she can understand and maintain a discussion and give his/her opinion. He/she is capable of dealing with situations likely to arise in daily life.

The topics of the DELF B1 for schools exam take into account the interests of young people. The DELF B1 for schools constitutes a good stage to motivate teenagers in their French learning by recognizing the efforts they made to learn French.

The DELF B1 for schools diploma's value is the exact same as the DELF B1. Indeed, the issued diploma is the same. There is no indication on the certificate of the fact that it was the DELF for schools that was taken. Please note that the subjects of the DELF junior version and the DELF for schools are exactly the same. You will take a DELF for schools if there is a convention between local educational authorities and the French embassy of your country. Otherwise, you will take a DELF junior version.

The DELF B1 for schools examination is based on level B1 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

​​Description of DELF B1 for schools examination

​​Type of tests: DELF B1 for schools
​​Mark out of
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with several recordings (played twice).

Maximum duration of recordings: 6 mins

25 minutes

Comprehension questionnaires dealing with several written documents:
- extract useful information concerning a particular task
- analyze the contents of a document of general interest.

​​45 minutes

Express personal opinions on a general topic (essay, letter, article, etc).

​​​45 minutes

Test in three parts:
     - guided conversation (2 to 3 minutes)
     - interactive exercise (3 to 4 minutes)
     - expressing an opinion on a document designed to explicit a reaction (5 to 7 minutes).

15 minutes maximum 
preparation 10 minutes
​(only for the 3rd part)

​​Total length of group tests: 1 hour 55 minutes
* Total mark out of 100
* Overall pass mark of the DELF B1 for schools: 50 / 100
* Minimum mark required per test: 5 / 25

​​Further information on DELF B1 for schools

​​To go further and especially to prepare you well for the DELF B1 for schools examination, you can consult and download DELF B1 for schools sample papers.

You can also consult our article on the DELF B1 writing test.

You may also consult our articles and our videos on DELF B1 for schools speaking test.

You can also consult our book recommendations to prepare for the DELF B1 for schools.