DELF B2

​​DELF B2 presentation

Diplôme DELF B2 Tous Publics
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 level B2, the candidate has a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and is capable of correcting his/her own mistakes.

Please note that, except dispensation, DELF B2 is compulsory to follow studies in the French higher education.

DELF B2 examination is based on level B2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

​​Description of DELF B2 examination

Type of tests: DELF B2
​​Duration
​​Mark out of
Listening
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with two 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: 50 / 100
* Minimum mark required per test: 5 / 25

DELF B2 sample papers

​​To go further and especially to prepare you well to DELF B2 examination, you can consult and download DELF B2 sample papers.