DELF & DALF Diplomas



The B1 Level (Threshold or intermediate) user

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Description of DELF B1 examination


  • Comprehension questionnaires dealing with several recordings (played twice)
  • Maximum duration of recordings: 6 mins

Comprehension questionnaires dealing with several written documents:

  • Extract useful information concerning a particular task
  • Analyze the contents of a document of general interest


  • Express personal opinions on a general topic (essay, letter, article, etc).

Test in three parts:

  • Guided conversation (2 at 3 minutes)
  • Interactive exercise (3 at 4 minutes)
  • Expressing an opinion on a document designed to elicit a reaction (5 at 7 minutes)

Time & Grading

Listening Approximately
25 minutes
/ 25
Reading ​​45 minutes / 25
Writing 45 minutes / 25
Speaking 10 min preparation time + 15 minutes max. test / 25
Total length of group tests: 1 hour 55 minutes Total mark out of 100

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