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For Who ?
It is an official exam that assesses French language skills for anyone who needs to certify their level of French for personal, professional or academic reasons.
WHat is expected from the candidate ?
- introduce myself and someone;
- understand simple spoken announcements and instructions;
- understand short and simple texts;
- fill out a form with my name, nationality, address, etc. ;
- write a simple and short postcard;
- answer simple questions about me (for example: my name, my nationality, my activities);
- ask someone simple questions;
- buy something and pay.
I'm an AFSF student, when can I take the exam?
You can take the DELF A1 exam when you complete the Beginner level at the end of Beginner 4 (A1.4).
How is it composed?
|Listening||4 exercises||20 minutes||
Listen and understand audio documents such as public announcement, radio show, conversation
three or four very short recordings (3 min max) about every day life (played twice).
|📖||Reading||4 exercises||30 minutes||
Read four or five written documents about every day life to get information, directions, follow instructions ...
|✍️||Writing||2 exercises||30 minutes||
The activities can vary, examples : filling a form, writing an email to answer someone, write a post on a forum.
|💬||Speaking||3 tasks||5 to 7 minutes / prep time : 10 minutes||
Each part scores 25 points of a total of 100 points. To pass the exam, you must get 50/100 or 50%. The minimum mark required per test is 5/25.If you pass the exam, you will get a diploma valid for life.
The listening, reading and writing are group examinations held on one day or a half day.
The speaking part may be scheduled on a different day depending on examinators' availability and number off candidate. For the speaking part the candidate is alone with a jury of 2 examinators.
HOW to prepare for the DELF A1
Official ressources & grading explanations
Additional official ressources (listening )
Need some help to get ready? Book private classes with a great AFSF teacher and master the exam!
April 11, 2022 - Registration deadline March 5, 2022
December 5, 2022 - Registration deadline November
Registration: Opening in March 2022.
Important : We require a valid AFSF membership to register for any DELF or DALF exam.
Not a member yet? Please start by purchasing a membership here.
Exam fees (for 2022): $135
The exam is organized on 1 half day or 1 full day depending on the number of candidates registered for each section, as the speaking part
is individual. It is not possible to change the time of your exam. There will probably be some waiting time between some of your
The speaking part may be scheduled on a different day depending on examinators' availability and number off candidate.
Please respect the schedule you receive as we are on a tight schedule and plan to arrive onsite 15 minutes before your first
You will receive your official notification by email 1 week before the exam. Please check the email you use to register. Only the times on this notification must be taken into account, the information on your invoice is only informative.
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1. Start by filling the mandatory registration form
Your registration is complete only IF we have receive both the registration form and the payment.
The deadline to register for an exam, make a payment and submit the form is 1 calendar month before the exam. We will NOT register you officially for the exam if the payment has not been made or if we don't have all the information required on time.
We have limited spots for each date and some exams fill quickly.
You will not be able to change or modify the registration after that date.
Be aware that the results are received about 3 months after the exam.
2. Proceed with the payment
You are not registered for the exam until you have paid for it
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