​​DELF DALF speaking test

DELF-DALF oral production test

Production orale DELF DALF

At the DELF-DALF exams, you will have a speaking test. For DELF A1, A2, B1 and B2 and for DALF C1, oral production is one of the four tests (the other three being listening, reading and writing) and represents a quarter of the total mark (25/100). At DALF C2, speaking test is linked to listening test in the same test: listening and speaking which represents half of the total mark (50/100). The other test of DALF C2 is reading and writing. Whatever the level, to pass your DELF or DALF exam, it is important to prepare well for the speaking test. Indeed, with a good preparation, you can obtain a very good mark in the DELF or DALF oral production. Below, you will find links to articles including videos promulgating useful and practical information and advice regarding the DELF and DALF speaking test.



For DELF A1 and DELF A2, the links below refer to articles referring to DELF A1 and A2 Tous Publics but the information and advice promulgated also apply to DELF A1 and A2 Junior and for schools. For DELF B1, the link below refers to an article and a video of DELF B1 Junior and for schools, but this also applies to DELF B1 Tous Publics. Indeed, for DELF A1, A2, B1 & B2 Tous Publics and Junior and for schools, the format, the instructions and the assessment grid are the same. Only the themes are different to adapt to the public: adults for the DELF Tous Publics, teenagers for the DELF Junior and for schools. To learn about the themes according to the audience, please refer to the DELF-DALF sample papers.

DELF A1 speaking test

Currently, level A1 is the level for which we have produced the most articles and videos:

1) Presentation and proceedings of DELF A1 oral production: this first article on the DELF A1 speaking test presents the proceedings of the test and introduces the three parts of this test. The paragraph “Reception and preparation of DELF A1 speaking test” tells you how you will be welcomed on the day of your exam and how the preparation of your oral will go before going before the jury (the examiners). Reading this paragraph is also useful for other levels for which we have not provided this information.

2) 1st part of the DELF A1 oral production: this article provides valuable information on the guided conversation (entretien dirigé) which constitutes the first part of DELF A1 speaking test.

3) 2nd part of the DELF A1 oral production: this article indicates how to succeed in exchanging information (échange d’informations) which is the second part of DELF A1 speaking test.

4) 3rd part of the DELF A1 oral production: this article explains very clearly the role-play (dialogue simulé ou jeu de rôle) constituting the third part of DELF A1 speaking test.

5) For all 3 parts of the DELF A1 oral production: this article explains the assessment of the lexicon, grammar and pronunciation of DELF A1 speaking test for all three parts of the test.

​​DELF A2 speaking test

The link below is an article that introduces you to and explains the proceedings of DELF A2 oral production. It details the three parts of DELF A2 speaking test: the guided conversation, the followed monologue and the interactive exercise. In addition, it explains the lexicon, grammar and pronunciation assessment of DELF A2 oral examination. In addition, it contains a video showing an example of an excellent performance for DELF A2 Tous Publics speaking test:

- DELF A2 speaking test

DELF B1 speaking test

Below, you will find a link to an article presenting and explaining the proceedings of DELF B1 oral production. You will find valuable information on the three parts of the DELF B1 speaking test: the guided conversation, the interactive exercise and the expression of an opinion. In addition, this article will explain the lexicon, grammar and pronunciation assessment for this entire DELF B1 oral examination. In addition, it contains a video showing an example of a very good performance for DELF B1 Junior and for schools speaking test:

- DELF B1 speaking test

DELF B2 speaking test

The link below is an article presenting and explaining the proceedings of DELF B2 oral production. It specifies the two parts of the DELF B2 speaking test: the followed monologue (defense of a point of view argued) and the interactive exercise (the debate). In addition, it explains the assessment of the lexicon, grammar and pronunciation of DELF B2 speaking test:

- DELF B2 speaking test

DALF C1 speaking test

The link below is an article which introduces you and explains to you the proceedings of DALF C1 oral production. It details the two parts of the DALF C1 speaking test: the followed monologue (the presentation) and the interactive exercise (the interview). In addition, it explains the lexicon, grammar and pronunciation assessment of DALF C1 oral examination. In addition, it contains a video showing an example of an excellent performance for DALF C1 speaking test:

- DALF C1 speaking test

If you wish to prepare in depth for the DALF C1 oral production, I recommend my book “Réussir la production orale du DALF C1”. This is a complete method to prepare and pass the DALF C1 speaking test. For more information on this preparation manual of the DALF C1 oral examination, click on the link below:

- prepare and pass DALF C1 speaking test

DALF C2 listening and speaking test

Below, you will find a link to an article presenting and explaining the proceedings of DALF C2 oral comprehension and production. You will find valuable information on the three parts of DALF C2 listening and speaking test: the followed monologue (presentation of the document), the followed monologue (presentation of an argumentative point of view), the interactive exercise (the debate). In addition, this article will explain the lexicon, grammar and pronunciation assessment for this entire DALF C2 oral examination. In addition, it contains a video showing an example of a very good performance for DALF C2 listening and speaking test:

- DALF C2 listening and speaking test