DELF A1 level recognises basic knowledge. It is the most basic level at which a language is used, called the "discovery" stage. At this stage, the learner can interact in a simple way: he/she can speak about him/herself and his/her immediate environment.
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The DELF A1 exam consists of 4 tests evaluating the 4 language skills, namely: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The total duration of the test is 1h20min. The overall pass mark is 50/100. The pass mark per test is 5/25.
A. Listening | 20 minutes | 25 marks
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with three or four very short recordings on everyday life (played twice).
Maximum duration of recordings: 3 mins
B. Reading | 30 minutes | 25 marks
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with four or five written documents on everyday life.
C. Writing | 30 minutes | 25 marks
1st part: filling in a record, a form D. Speaking | 5~7 minutes | 25 marks ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2nd part: writing simple phrases (postcards, messages, stories etc) on everyday topics.
1st part: guided conversation
2nd part: exchanging information
3rd part: role-play.
D. Speaking | 5~7 minutes | 25 marks