It is in the same perspective as DELF A1 and further validates the language skills of an elementary user, considered as a social actor. The candidate is here capable of performing simple tasks of daily life. You can use the most common courtesy and exchange formulas. The review has a very positive evaluation that is not made to punish but to improve the learning of French.

Course preparation texts.

The DELF A2 Tout Public is based on level A2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). At level A2 (intermediate or survival), there are most of the descriptors that indicate social relationships such as:
- Perform simple tasks of daily life (go to a shop, obtain information, take public transport, etc.)
- Use the most common courtesy and exchange formulas.
- Tell a past event.
- Understand a simple conversation.
- Talk about my likes and explain why I like it and I don't like it.
- Describe my daily life and what surrounds me (leisure, work, friends, family).
- Understand a personal letter and respond (invite, thank, apologize).
- Understand directions to guide me.
- Connect the sentences with small words like: “and”, “but”, “because”.

Self - assessment table

The CEFR describes that the A2 level user can perform the following linguistic tasks:



I can understand expressions and a very frequent vocabulary related to things that concern me very closely (for example, myself, my family, shopping, close environment, work). I can capture the essence of simple, clear messages and announcements.



I can read very simple short texts. I can find specific and predictable information in everyday documents such as advertisements, brochures, menus and schedules, and I can understand short and simple personal letters.


Participate in a conversation

I can communicate in simple, routine tasks that require a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. I can have very short conversations although I usually don't understand enough to continue a conversation.


Speak orally continuously

I can use a variety of sentences or phrases to describe in simple terms my family and other people, my living conditions, my education, and my current or recent professional activity.

to write

to write

I can write short, simple notes and messages. I can write a very simple personal letter, for example, a thank you letter.


Qualitative aspects of the use of the spoken language of level A2 of the CEFR


Uses basic memorized sentence structures, groups of a few words, and ready-made phrases in order to communicate limited information in simple, everyday, current situations.


Use simple structures correctly but still make basic mistakes consistently.


It can be understood in a brief intervention, although the reformulations, pauses and false starts are evident.


Can answer questions and react to simple statements. It may indicate that you are following him, but that he is rarely able to understand enough to continue the conversation on his own.


You can link groups of words with simple connectors such as "and", "but" and "because".


In the example descriptors, a distinction is made between " criteria levels " (eg A2 or A2.1) and "advanced levels" (eg A2 + or A2.2). They are separated by a horizontal line, as in this example taken from the "Comprehension of General Speech" scale.


Can understand enough to meet specific needs as long as diction is clear and flow is slow


Can understand meaningful words and phrases related to areas of immediate priority (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment


Exam development:

There are three collective tests where other candidates take the test at the same time, in the same room.
And an individual test where each candidate is alone in front of 2 examiners.
- Each test has 25 points.
- To obtain the diploma, 50 points out of 100 will be necessary. - The student must have at least 5 points out of 25 per test. - The score below 5 points out of 25 in a failed test 

DELF A2 exam format All public

Nature of DELF A2 All public exams



comprehension Answer to comprehension questionnaires related to several short recorded documents related to everyday situations
(two listening sessions). Maximum
duration of audio documents: 5 minutes

Approximately 25 minutes

 / 25

Understanding written
response to questionnaires that cover several brief understanding written documents related to everyday situations.

30 minutes

 / 25

Written production
Drafting of two short written productions (letter or friendly message)
- Describe an event or personal experiences
- Write to invite, thank, apologize, ask, inform, congratulate ...


45 minutes


/ 25

Oral production event in three parts:
- Guided conversation (approximately 1 minute 30)
- Monologue (2 minutes)
- Interaction of exercises (3 to 4 minutes).

Preparation 6 to 8 minutes 10 minutes


/ 25

Total duration of collective exams: 1 hour 40 minutes
Total score out of 100
Pass threshold to obtain the DELF A2 diploma
All audiences: 50/100 Minimum
score required per exam: 5/25


DELF A2 oral test for all audiences

Presentation and execution of the oral exam for DELF A2 Tout Public

The DELF A2 Tout Public oral production test  lasts from 6 to 8 minutes and is developed in three parts:

- A guided interview (approximately 1 minute 30), a monologue followed (approximately 2 minutes) and an interactive exercise (3 to approximately 4 minutes).
- For part 2 and for part 3, the candidate must draw two subjects and choose one of the two. You will then have 10 minutes to prepare these two parts.

1st part of the DELF A2 Tout Public oral exam: guided interview

The guided interview for the DELF A2 oral test Tous Publics lasts approximately 1 minute 30 minutes. The objective of this part is: “introduce yourself, talk about yourself”. Here, the candidate must introduce himself: talk about himself, his family, his friends, his studies, his tastes, etc. Then the examiner will ask you some additional questions.

This part is scored with 4 points out of the 25 awarded to the PO of DELF A2 Tous Publics. For this part, there are two evaluation criteria: 1) Know how to establish social contact, introduce yourself and describe your family environment. (3 marks) 2) Can answer and react to simple questions. It can handle simple interactions. (1 point)

2nd part of the oral production DELF A2 Tout Public: follow the monologue

The monologue followed by the oral examination of the DELF A2 Tout Public  lasts approximately 2 minutes. The objective of this part is: “to talk about yourself continuously”. Here, the candidate must express himself on the topic he has chosen and prepared. The examiner can then ask two or three additional questions, but this is not required. If the candidate gives a fairly thorough and long enough follow-up monologue, the examiner will not ask a question. However, if the monologue is too short, the examiner will ask some questions to complete this part, which is scored with 5 points out of 25 awarded to PO DELF A2 Tout Public. For this part, there are two evaluation criteria:

- You can easily present an event, an activity, a project, a place, etc. related to a family context. (3 points)
- Know how to relate the information provided in a simple and clear way. (2 points)

3rd part of the oral test DELF A2 Tout Public: the interactive exercise

The interactive exercise for the DELF A2 Tout Public oral test lasts approximately 3-4 minutes. The objective of this part is: "to solve a situation of daily life". Here, the candidate must dialogue with the examiner to resolve a situation from everyday life. You must also show that you are capable of greeting and use the basic rules of courtesy.

This part is scored with 6 points out of the 25 awarded to the PO of DELF A2 Tous Publics. For this part, there are two evaluation criteria: 1) Knowing how to request and provide information in simple transactions in everyday life. Proposals can be accepted or rejected. (4 points)

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