Delf A1

(tout public / All audiences )  

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 ?  

I can...

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

- guided conversation (Approximately 1 minute)
- exchanging information (Approximately 2 minutes)
- role-play (Approximately 2 minutes).

themes :  family, presentation, habits, ....

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. 

  Detailed information about this exam (in French only)  Detailed information about this exam (in French only) 

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! 

Next Session(s)

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
examination parts. 

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 exam. 

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 

Mandatory registration form  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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