DELF A2 Junior / Scolaire

The DELF A2 Junior / Scolaire is intended for teens ages 12 to 18 who are attending college and high school. The DELF Junior / Scolaire validates the language skills of a primary school user, considered 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. This exam benefits from a very positive evaluation that is not made to sanction, but to improve the learning of French. The subjects of the DELF A2 school exam are adapted to young people.

Global Proficiency Scale for  DELF A2 Junior / Scolaire

The global scale of common skill levels of the CEFR defines the A2 level user capable of the following language skills:

- Can understand simple sentences and frequently used expressions related to immediate priority areas (eg simple personal and family information, shopping, local environment, work).
- Can communicate in simple and routine tasks that require a simple and direct exchange of information on family and routine matters.
- You can describe your training, your immediate environment and raise issues that correspond to immediate needs using simple means.

Self-assessment table 





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, of thanks.


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 to communicate 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 short speech, 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 he is rarely able to understand enough to carry on a conversation on his own.


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


DELF A2 Scolaire subject example

- Group tests: oral comprehension, written comprehension and written production.
- Candidate's instructions for the oral test 
- The answer sheet and the scale for the oral and written comprehension tests.
- The evaluation grid for written production.
- The examiner's instructions and the documents for the oral exam.
- The transcription of the audio documents of the listening test.


DELF A2 Scolaire exam format

DELF A2 Scolaire Nature


Note on

comprehension - Answer comprehension questionnaires on various documents related to situations of daily life recorded short (played twice)
Audio documents maximum 5 minutes 


25 minutes


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comprehension Answer comprehension questionnaires on various short written documents related to everyday life situations.

 30 minutes

/ 25

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

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
Test: 10 minutes

  / 25

  • Total duration of all tests: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Total rating out of 100
  • Minimum yield for DELF A2 Scolaire : 50/100
  • Minimum required score per exam: 5/25

Please note that starting in 202 , a new exam format appears. It involves changes in the oral and written tests of the DELF A2 Scolaire. However, for three years, that is, for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022 , the old and new formats will coexist. This means that during these three years, on the day of your exam, your subject will correspond to the old format or the new format. Therefore, it is important to prepare for both exam formats.

Here is an example of a DELF A2 oral exam :

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