The DELF A2 Exam

What to expect

DELF A2 tests whether you have achieved basic competency as a "social actor". You'll be challenged to communicate through simple, routine tasks requiring the most common polite phrases and exchanges of information.

DELF A2 Test Sections

Duration

Mark out of

Listening
Three or four short recordings on everyday life (played twice) followed by comprehension questionnaires.
Maximum duration of recordings: 5 mins

Approximately
25 minutes

25

Reading
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with three or four texts on everyday life.

30 mins

25

Writing
Two short pieces of writing (letter to a friend or message) 
    - describe an event or personal experiences 
    - invite, thank, say sorry, ask for something, give information, congratulate in writing…

45 mins

25

Speaking
Three-part test: 
    - guided conversation 
    - exchanging information 
    - role-play

6 to 8 mins
prep then
10 mins

25

Exam duration : 1 hour 40 minutes

* Total mark out of 100
* Overall pass mark: 50/100
* Pass mark per test: 5/25

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Listen to sample recordings for DELF A2 listening section to get an idea of the difficulty of each level and the sort of situations presented.

You can download a sample paper for DELF A2 here, and be sure to read over our detailed DELF A2 tips.

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