DELF B2 for schools

​​DELF B2 for schools presentation

DELF B2 scolaire
A B2 user has a degree of independence that allows him/her to construct arguments to defend his/her opinion, explain his/her viewpoint and negotiate. At this level, the candidate has a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and is capable of correcting his/her own mistakes. B2 is the highest level of DELF for schools. Above, it will be necessary to turn a DALF.

Please note that, except dispensation, the DELF B2 is compulsory to follow studies in the French higher education. The topics of the DELF B2 for schools exam take into account the interests of young people.


The DELF B2 for schools diploma's value is the exact same as the DELF B2. 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 B2 for schools examination is based on level B2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Description of DELF B2 for schools examination

​​Type of tests: DELF B2 for schools
​​Duration
​​Mark out of
Listening
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with three recordings:
- presentation, lecture, speech, documentary, radio or television program (played twice)
- interview, news bulletin, etc (played once).

Maximum duration of recordings: 8 mins


​​Approximately 30 minutes


​​​/ 25

​​​​Reading
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with two written documents:
- text of an informational nature regarding France or the French-speaking world
- text of an argumentative nature.

​​​1 hour

​​​/ 25

​​Writing
Taking a personal stand (contributing to a debate, formal letter, review of a film/book).

​​​1 hour


​​​/ 25

​​Speaking
Stating and defending an opinion based on a short document designed to explicit a reaction.
​​Approximately 20 minutes
preparation: 30 minutes

​​​/ 25

​​Total length of group tests: 2 hour 30 minutes
* Total mark out of 100
* Overall pass mark of the DELF B2 for schools: 50 / 100
* Minimum mark required per test: 5 / 25

DELF B2 for schools sample papers

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