DELF & DALF Diplomas



The A2 Level (Way stage or elementary) user

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Description of DELF A2 examination


  • Comprehension questionnaires dealing with several short recordings about everyday life (played twice)
  • Maximum duration of recordings: 5 mins


  • Comprehension questionnaires dealing with several written documents about everyday life

Two short pieces of writting (letter to a friend or message):

  • Describe an event or personal experiences
  • Invite, thank, say sorry, ask for something, give information, congratulate in writing...

Test in three parts:

  • Guided conversation (Approximately 1 minute 30)
  • Followed monologue (Approximately 2 minutes)
  • Interactive exercise (Approximately 3 to 4 minutes)

Time & Grading

Listening Approximately
25 minutes
/ 25
Reading ​​30 minutes / 25
Writing 45 minutes / 25
Speaking 10 min preparation time + 6 to 8 minutes test / 25
Total length of group tests: 1 hour 40 minutes Total mark out of 100

*Overall pass mark of the DELF A1: 50 / 100
*Minimum mark required per test: 5 / 25