DELF/DALF Diplomas

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Seeking to study or work abroad in France or other French-speaking countries? To prove your French abilities, you may need to pass a French language exam such as the DELF/DALF.

These tests evaluate mastery of the four core skills – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Created by the French Ministry of Education, DELF/DALF are internationally recognized French diplomas.

Within the exams, you must demonstrate comprehension of written and oral texts, as well as produce written and oral language on various topics. Success requires strong grammar, vocabulary and communication ability.

The Reading and Listening sections assess your understanding through texts, dialogues and announcements. Writing and Speaking test expression through essays, letters, monologues and conversations.

Passing these diplomas proves you can meet linguistic demands for school, university or professional settings where French is spoken. DELF/DALF are accepted worldwide for study and work.

Those who pass receive a grade between A1 to C2, aligned to the CEFR. But beware – you often need to wait 3 months to retry if you fail! You must re-register and repay exam fees.

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French (DELF/DALFExam Pattern)

Examination Format

The DELF/DALF (Diplôme d’études en langue française /Diplôme approfondi de langue française) are standardized French exams used for admission and assessment internationally. They aim to measure mastery of the French language across reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

DELF/DALF have 3 main diploma levels: Basic User (A1, A2), Independent User (B1, B2) and Proficient User (C1, C2). Total testing time varies from 1 hour 20 minutes to 4 hours depending on level. There are individual exam sections assessing each skill.

DELF/DALF use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scoring scale from A1 to C2. This measures functional language ability. Many academic institutions and employers require minimum CEFR levels.

The DELF A1 exam consists of 4 sections evaluating the 4 language skills, namely: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The Listening, Reading and Writing, is covered under one paper. The speaking is usually not done at the same time as the other sections of the exam. The total duration of the test is 1h20min. The overall pass mark is 50/100. The pass mark for each section is 5/25.

Section Duration Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension
30 minutes
Is worth 25 marks. It covers four or five written documents on everyday life.


20 minutes
Is worth 25 marks. It consist of three or four very short recordings, played twice, on everyday life. The maximum duration of each recording is 3 minutes.


20 minutes
The actual time spend speaking is 5 to 7 minutes.The remaining time is allocated to preparation, which you will be given before your speaking time. About 10 minutes before your actually speaking time, you will be given the associated topic that you will talk about. Part one is a guided conversation, while part two and three deals with information exchange and a role play respectively.
The section and is divided into three parts and is worth 25 marks.

Writing Production

20 minutes
Is worth 25 marks. There are two parts to this section: Part 1 covers filing in a form (information usually of a personal nature such as your name, address, marital status etc) Part 2, require the writing of simple sentences on everyday topics (postcards, messages, stories etc).