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DELF - French

DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française), is official qualification granted by French Ministry of Education for knowledge in French

What is DELF?

DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official qualifications granted by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the knowledge of the French language.

These certificates are valid for a lifetime. If any student wishes to take the DELF exam, he/she must not be a citizen of a country where French is the mother tongue.

French Language proficiency can be determined by following French language testing examinations as per CEFR norms

DELF
(Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française)
DALF
(Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française)
TCF
(Test de Connaissance du Français)
TEF
(Test d’Evaluation de Français)
DELF Prim
DELF junior version and DELF for schools
DELF Pro
DELF-DALF
C2
C1
B2
B1
A2
A1

A1 - French

Duration: 100 Hours

Users can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of the needs of a concrete type. Users can interact in a simple way like asking questions and answering basic things provided the other person talks slowly and clearly.

A1 Content Glossary

Duration: 25 - 30 Hours

  1. Salutations
  2. Alphabets
  3. Phonetics, Orthographs, punctuations
  4. Numbers (Ordinal, Cardinal)
  5. Days of the Week, Months of the Year
  6. Determinants ( Definite & Indefinite Articles, Articles Partitifs )
  7. Irregular Verbs with negative and Interrogative form
  8. Expressions with être verb (être en retard, être à l’heure…)
  9. Expressions with avoir ( avoir raison, avoir tort…)
  10. Regular Verbes Conjugation (ER, IR, RE ending)
  11. Possessive Adjective
  12. Demonstrative Adjectives
  13. Adjectives of Nationalities, Quality, Quantity
  1. Plural Forms ( Adjectives, Colours…)
  2. Pronouns (COD, COI)
  3. Aller + Venir Verb with Contracted Articles
  4. Future Proche (Near Future Tense)
  5. Passe Recent (Near Past Tense)
  6. Interrogative Pronouns
  7. Negative Forms
  8. Adjectives
  9.  Prepositions (Date, Time, Weather, Place, Countries)
  10. Reflexive Verbs with prepositions
  11. Tonic Pronouns
  12. Transports with prepositions
  13.  Vocabulary (House, Classroom, Fruits, Vegetables)

Speaking Section

Marks: 25

  1. Active participation in  organized debates
  2. Public communication with professionals on political issues  council, local or national assemblies, political-party or union meetings)
  3. Radio broadcasts, recorded messages
  4. Participation in court hearings and formal hearings
  5.  Public speeches to familiar or friendly listeners  expressing sympathy, condolences, happiness, prayers

Listening Section

Marks: 25

Suggested Books:

  1. Réussir
  2. Saison
  3. Echo
  4. Alter- Ego

Writing Section

Marks: 25
Parts: 2

  1. Filling a Registration Form
  1. Writing an informal letter
    1. To invite someone for any occasion(Birthday, Marriage, Festival)
    2. Accept or Refuse the invitation
    3. Invite a friend to watch a movie, to spend vacations with you
    4. To tell your family or friend about your new city, new City
    5. Invite a French friend to spend vacations in your country
    6. Write good wishes to someone for his exams, new job
    7. Write to ask for services (Hotel reservation, book a tour)
    8. Email a friend to ask his/her news
    9. Respond to an informal email
    10. Write an informal postcard
    11. Write a condolence message
    12. To react according to subject
    13. Write about your French classes (Experience, Teacher)

Writing Section

Marks: 25
Parts: 2

  1. French Songs and Music ( National Anthem)
  2. French Cuisine
  3. Study of Popular Monuments of France (Eiffle Tower, Notre-Dame, Le louvre, Palais de Versaille, La Champs- Elysee, Scare-Coeur, La seine, Bastille, L’Arc de triomphe etc
  4.  Cities of France with their geographical, historical, economic, and political importance
  5. Basic information about French-speaking countries
  6. French Festivals, Rituals, Occasions, Myths, Important dates
  7. French Speaking (Francophone Countries)

A2 - French

Duration: 100 Hours

User understands sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance They can communicate and exchange information on familiar and routine matters in simple terms regarding matters in areas of basic need

Grammar Section

Duration: 25 - 26 Hours
Marks: 25

  1. Subjective Moods
  2. Conditional Moods
  3. Plu Perfect Tense (Plus que Parfait)
  4. Hypothetical Sentences
  5. Active Passive
  6. Direct Indirect
  7. Use of Past Tense
  8. Use of Gerund
  9. Form a story using Perfect and Imperfect tense
  10. Use of Relative Pronouns
  11. French Conjunctions

Speaking Section

Marks: 25
Parts: 2

A. Monologue

  1. Speak about your family
  2. Speak about the person you love
  3. To tell about the festivals of your country
  4. Speak about the country you want to live in explaining the reason
  5. About your favorite book
  6. Festivals & Traditions of your country
  7. Tell me about the movie you’ve watched recently
  8. Talk about your studies and your future goals
  9. To talk about past events, accidents, Incidents, Visits
  10. Unforgettable moments
  11. To talk about your regret, desire
  12. To deal with complex situations
  13. To describe a place, or person in detail
  14. To give an impression of the place
  15. To defend opinion
  16. To talk about social issues, events, festivals, and rituals.
  17. To describe a place, or person in detail
  18. To give definitions (What is friendship, Intelligence)
  19. To describe a place, or person in detail

B. Role Play

  1. To buy movie tickets, Museum, Opera Evening
  2. Book a restaurant for an event
  3. Ask for specific food or drinks
  4. File a complaint (To repost against lost bags, wallets, suitcases, and passports)
  5. To ask for permission for some activity
  6. To give explanations, Excuses
  7. Making announcements
  8. Plan a tour, Vacations, Trips
  9. Urgent call ( Medical emergency, report an incident)
  10. Rent or buy a car, apartment
  11. To convince for an activity, work, food, event, meeting
  12. Describe your Profile
  13. Importance of learning French

Listening Section

Marks: 25

Suggested Books:

  1. Réussir
  2. Saison
  3. Echo
  4. Alter- Ego

Writing Section

Marks: 25

Letter Topics:

  1. Write about unforgettable moments
  2. Write your experience about Past events, Visits, Festivals Celebrated, Marriage
  3. Write about your impression of the place visited
  4. Express your opinion
  5. Write Personal Journal
  6. Accept, refuse, post pone invitations
  7. To ask for advice from friend
  8. How to write Personal Journal, Blog
  9. Describe events of past accidents, incidents, conflict
  10. Invite a friend to attend some event, or occasion
  11. To Inquire about services from hotels, museum

Reading Section

Marks: 25

  1. Read brochures, Advertisements, Website content, Services
  2. Read short news articles on social issues including
    1. Travel diaries
    2. Media
    3. Mode Of Communication
    4. Biography of a person
    5. Environment

B1 - French

Users 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 whilst traveling 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

Grammar Section

Duration: 25 - 26 Hours
Marks: 25

  1. Les temps du passé : passé composé ou imparfait (situation ou évènement dans le récit passé) Accord du PP avec le sujet (aux être) /avec le COD (aux Avoir)
  2. Le plus que parfait (action antérieure à une autre action/Le conditionnel passé (le regret)/ Le subjonctif (la possibilité- l’obligation)
  3. Quelques verbes d’opinion + subjonctif/ Quelques verbes de sentiment + subjonctif)
  4. La concordance des temps
  5. Le discours rapporté au présent et au passé
  6. Le passif (la description d’une action/la mise en valeur du sujet dans la phrase à la place du pronom « on » quand on ne connaît pas l’auteur de l’action
  7. Le gérondif (la manière, la condition, la simultanéité)
  8. Les indéfinis (pronoms et adjectifs)
  9. Les doubles pronoms
  10. Les pronoms relatifs simples (qui, que, dont, où)
  11. Les adverbes de manière (en- ment)
  12. Les tournures impersonnelles simples (il est interdit de/ il est utile de/il est important de)
  13. La localisation temporelle : les prépositions de temps (la durée et le moment : pendant/ depuis/dans/il y a)

Speaking Section

Marks: 25

  1. To speak for 3 to 5 minutes on a social topic, news article
  2. Describe the personal and professional journey (Parcours)
  3. To give opinions on social issues, events
  4. Defend and prepare an argument on a given subject
  5. Emotions (Jealousy, Fatigue, Anger, Love, Stress…)
  6. Conclude an argument bravely
  7. Enjoy effortlessly dealing with complex situations likely to arise in daily life
  8. Interview conversations, Debates
  9. Use of formal salutations and vocabulary
  10. Understand the corporate and political world
  11. Deal with mature conversations
  12. To express a point of view
  13. Capable to describe any word, place, event, person, or situation without making any grammatical errors.
  14. Spontaneous role plays

Listening Section

Marks: 25

Suggested Books:

  1. Alter Ego
  2. Édito
  3. Réussir

Writing Section

Marks: 25

  1. Writing personal letters to friends asking for or giving them news and narrating events.
  2. Conveying facts and numbers to friends or colleagues.
  3. Write simple connected texts on topics within my field of interest and express my opinion.
  4. Describing the plot of a film or a book in a personal letter.

Reading Section

Marks: 25

  1. Interview conversations, Debates
  2. Understand the corporate and political world
  3. General awareness about French psychology and Civilisation
  4. Social issues and problems in France
  5. Social awareness and challenges

B2 - French

Users can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages

Grammar Section

Marks: 25

  1. Une variété de mots de liaison pour marquer les liens entre les idées de manière efficace
  2. Des articulateurs logiques : expression de l’hypothèse, de l’opposition, de la condition, du but, de la concession
  3. La conjonction + subjonctif ou indicatif (de sorte qu’il puisse venir, de sorte qu’il viendra)
  4. La conjonction + subjonctif ou infinitif (afin qu’il soit content, afin de venir)
  5. Les formes impersonnelles qui expriment différents degrés de certitude (il est certain que, il est probable que, il semble que, etc.)
  6. Des verbes accompagnés de leur préposition (penser à, croire à / en, rêver de, décider de, agir sur, etc.)
  7. Des adjectifs accompagnés de prépositions (être heureux de, prêt à, confiant en, remarquable par, etc.)
  8. Des noms accompagnés de la préposition “de” + infinitif (avoir le courage de, la joie de, etc.)
  9. Des pronoms relatifs complexes (auquel, parmilesquels, etc.)
  10. La mise en relief (c’est…qui, c’est…pour laquelle, etc.)
  1. Le passé simple
  2. Le passé surcomposé (il a eu terminé)
  3. Le futur antérieur
  4. L’infinitif passé (avoir terminé)
  5. La bonne utilisation de la concordance des temps
  6. Le participe présent : forme composée pour marquer
  7. L’antériorité (ayant terminé son travail, il est parti)
  8. Le subjonctif passé
  9. Le conditionnel présent et passé : doute, incertitude
  10. La modalisation : nuances pour exprimer l’hypothèse, le doute (il est possible que, il est probable que), l’apparence, l’éventualité, l’obligation (il faudrait, tu devrais)
  11. La nominalisation

Speaking Section

Marks: 25

Need To:

  1. To understand what is the tone, mood, sense, expression, emotions, intention, context, ideology, point of view, and purpose of the speaker.
  2. Good awareness of topics related to social problems, Social reforms, in France and French Speaking (Francophone) countries.
  3. Sound knowledge of French life, Cultural values, Rituals, Social Evils, and Social conflicts.
  4. How to win over technical terminology
  5. Develop competency to debate (20 minutes)  on news articles, bulletins, radio interviews, blogs, current affairs, and other long documents with defending your own point of view bravely.
  6. Ability to use language without committing any Grammatical errors using synonyms and antonyms.
  7. Find out the real problems or challenges in the document and prepare arguments for a strategy to debate with the jury.
  8. Ability to speak on hypothetical, Socio-Economical, Political, Technological, Spiritual, Vocational, Educational, Environmental, Socio-Legal, Psychological, Motivational, and Cultural topics.
  9. Can maintain Spontaneous, Fluent, Effortless, Comprehensive, Clear, Brave, Polite, Initiative, and Argumentative Conversations.

Topics:

  1. Exposer une pensée abstraite, commenter
  2. Approuver, désapprouver, justifier son point de vue, faire une concession, marquer une opposition, mettre en relief, insister, démontrer, exposer, analyser
  3. émettre des hypothèses, exprimer la probabilité
  4. Donner les avantages et les inconvénients
  5. Vonforter, préciser, nuancer
  6. Engager, continuer une conversation, y mettre fin, inviter quelqu’un à se joindre à une conversation
  7. Fire qu’on comprend
  8. Faire préciser
  9. Reformuler
  10. Présenter les opinions des autres
  11. Résumer

Listening Section

Marks: 25

Suggested Books:

  1. Alter Ego
  2. Édito
  3. Réussir

Topics:

  1. Peut comprendre des conférences et des discours assez longs et même suivre une argumentation complexe si le sujet est relativement familier.

    2. Peut comprendre la plupart des émissions de télévision sur l’actualité et les informations.

    3. Peut comprendre la plupart des films en langue standard.

Writing Section

Marks: 25

  1. Peut écrire des textes clairs et détaillés sur une grande gamme de sujets relatifs à mes intérêts.
  2. Peut écrire un essai ou un rapport en transmettant une information ou en exposant des raisons pour ou contre une opinion donnée.
  3. Peut écrire des lettres qui mettent en valeur le sens que j’attribue personnellement aux événements et aux expériences

Reading Section

Marks: 25

  1. Peut lire des articles et des rapports sur des questions contemporaines dans lesquels les auteurs adoptent une attitude particulière ou un certain point de vue.
  2. Peut comprendre un texte littéraire contemporain en prose.

C1 & C2 DALF

Students can now understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts and recognize implicit meaning. Expresses fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes. Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices. Understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.

Summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently, and precisely in complex situations.

Speaking Section

Marks: 25

  1. Active participation in  organized debates
  2. Public communication with professionals on political issues  council,local or national assemblies, political-party or union meetings)
  3. Radio broadcasts, recorded messages
  4. Participation in court hearings and formal hearings
  5.  Public speeches to familiar or friendly listeners  expressing sympathy, condolences, happiness, prayers

Listening Section

Marks: 25

Long, complex, argumentative speeches (proselytizing and political discourse) including thesis, legal actions, and declarations

Writing Section

Marks: 25

  1. Write the summary of newspaper articles, speechesEssays about controversial topics include:
    • L’Urbanisme
    • L’Ecologie
    •  La Recherche spatiale
    • La Recherche médicale
    • Le progres scientifique
    • L’Enseignement des sciences
    • Les Dangers de la science

Reading Section

Marks: 25

  1. Daily press or newspapers – international, national, regional
  2. Local news: politics, society, economics, arts, entertainment, science, sport.
  3. Brief news, editorials, notices, points of view, reports, conversations, interviews, stock ratings, horoscopes,
    publicity, sponsored articles
  4. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, language dictionaries, manuals, textbooks, monographs, summaries, travel-guides, aide-memoirs, précis, and tracts.