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DELF A1 Exam Structure

This is a breakdown of the DELF A1 exam structure. For a complete syllabus of the A1 level can be found at the following link. DELF A1 Syllabus BEGINNER LEVEL.pdf



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Listening comprehension

Written replies to questions on three or four short recorded items relating to everyday situations (played twice)Maximum length of the recorded items: 3 minutes

15 min


written comprehension

Written replies to questions on four or five documents relating to everyday situations.

30 min



Examination in two parts:

  • Complete a slip, a form
  • Write simple sentences (postcards, messages, captions, etc.) on everyday topics

30 min



Examination in three parts:

  • guided interview
  • exchange of information
  • simulated conversation

5 à 7 min

Préparation : 10 min


Pass mark 50%A minimum of 5/25 is required in each sectionTotal length of the written examinations: 1 hr 15 minutes

Total mark :


There is also a full syllabus available.


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