Delf B1

(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 ?  

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I'm an AFSF student, when can I take the exam? 

You can take the DELF B1 exam when you complete the intermediate level at the end of intermediate 6(B1.6). 

How is it composed?


Listening 3 exercises 25 minutes
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with several recordings (played twice).

Maximum duration of recordings: 6 mins

📖 Reading 2 exercises 45 minutes
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with several written documents:
- extract useful information concerning a particular task
- analyze the contents of a document of general interest.

✍️ Writing 1 exercises 45 minutes
Express personal opinions on a general topic (essay, letter, article, etc).

💬 Speaking 3 tasks 15 minutes  / prep time : 10 minutes

Test in three parts:
     - guided conversation (2-3 minutes)
     - interactive exercise (3-4 minutes)
     - expressing an opinion on a document designed to elicit a reaction (5-7 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. 

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

HOW to prepare for the DELF B1

We offer group classes to prepare specifically for the DELF B1 exam. 

Information about the class and registration Information about the class and registration

Official resources & grading explanations
Additional official ressources (listening) 

Need some help to get ready? Book private classes with a great AFSF teacher and master the exam! 

CAlenDar and Exam fees 

Calendar and Fees  Calendar and Fees 


 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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Feel free to contact us only if your question has not been addressed in your policies or FAQ or if you have not received your official notification 5 days before the exam date . 


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