The DELF Prim: my first diploma in French

Logo DELF Prim
The DELF Prim is an official Diploma of French Language Studies issued by the French Ministry of Education and is recognized worldwide. It allows validating and certifying for French language abilities. Therefore, this diploma allows your child to valorize his ability in French. The DELF Prim is perfectly fit for children between 7 and 11 years old in primary school.

The DELF Prim is divided into 3 levels: A1.1, A1 and A2, corresponding to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Level A1.1 is the most accessible one and A2 the most advanced. Later your child will be able to continue with the DELF Junior B1 and the DELF B2 Junior.

​​Why should you suggest the DELF Prim to your child?

DELF Prim mascotte fille garçon
It is an opportunity for your child to demonstrate their French language skills, to be rewarded for their work at school and to get used to take an exam from the beginning of their French studies.

In this way, you will accompany your child's progress and prepare him/her to take the different DELF levels throughout school education.

The obtainment of a DELF Prim will stimulate and motivate your child in his/her French learning.

​​How does the examination take place?

DELF Prim : mon premier diplôme en français
During the assessment, your child's confidence is boosted. The DELF Prim benefits from a very positive evaluation which guarantees a very high success rate.

The support materials, with a strong focus on play, have been prepared by an illustrator of children's books.

The subjects approached relate to the child's familiar environment, such as their family, leisure activities and school.

Your child's teacher will be able to assess the level that your child can sit for, and will not put them in a situation where they will fail. We advise you to take the levels gradually. Indeed, what's important is getting your child in a situation of success. Obtaining a DELF Prim with a very good score will help your child to grow their self-confidence. So, they will certainly be more motivated to learn French. Consequently, we recommend to begin with the level A1.1 and this even if you believe your child could obtain the DELF Prim A1.

​​The examination day

Exemples de sujets DELF Prim
Your child will complete a collective assessment with an activities workbook in color in which they will respond to:
  • Oral comprehension questions: understanding a simple instruction, an order, a description, numbers.
  • Written comprehension questions: understanding a simple instruction, a short text, a message or a postcard.
  • Written expression questions: Write personal information, completing a simple message or story.
  • And an individual oral assessment, which takes a maximum of 15 minutes. The child is then invited to speak about her/himself, to tell a story based on pictures and/or to take part in a dialogue in a role play.

The DELF Prim in 3 independents diplomas

To learn more about the DELF Prim and in particular to obtain sample papers, according to the level which interests you, you can consult the links below: