DELF A1 junior version

DELF A1 junior version presentation

DELF A1 Junior
​DELF A1 junior version highlights the first knowledges in French language of teenagers between 12 and 18 years old. DELF A1 junior version recognizes 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. This examination benefits from a very positive evaluation which is not made to sanction but to highlight the French learning. The topics of DELF A1 junior version exam take into account the interests of young people. DELF A1 junior version constitutes a good stage to motivate teenagers in their French learning by recognizing the efforts they made to learn French.

DELF A1 junior version examination is based on level A1 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Description of DELF A1 junior version examination

​​Type of tests: DELF A1 junior version
​​Mark out of
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with three or four very short recordings on everyday life (played twice).

Maximum duration of recordings: 3 mins

20 minutes

Comprehension questionnaires dealing with four or five written documents on everyday life.

​​30 minutes

Two parts test:
    - filling in a record, a form
    - writing simple phrases (postcards, messages, stories etc) on everyday topics.

30 minutes

Three parts test:
     - guided conversation (Approximately 1 minute)
     - exchanging information (Approximately 2 minutes)
     - role-play (Approximately 2 minutes).

​5 to 7 minutes
10 minutes

​​Total length of group tests: 1 hour 20 minutes
* Total mark out of 100
* Overall pass mark of the DELF A1 junior version: 50 / 100
* Minimum mark required per test: 5 / 25

​​Further information on DELF A1 junior version

​​To go further and especially to prepare you well for the DELF A1 junior version examination, you can consult and download ​DELF A1 junior version sample papers.

You can also consult our article on the DELF A1 writing test.

You may also consult our articles and our videos on the DELF A1 speaking test.

You can also consult our book recommendations to prepare for the DELF A1 junior version.