Spoken & Written French
Effective French Language Course
Topics (All Levels)
- French Language (Specially Designed for Working Professionals / Migration Purpose)
- French Language (Conversation)
- French Language for Written Skills
The Diplôme d'études en langue française (English: Diploma in French Studies), or DELF for short, is a certification of French-language abilities for non-native speakers of French-administered by the International Centre for French Studies (Centre international d'études pédagogiques, or CIEP) for France's Ministry of Education. It is composed of four independent diplomas corresponding to the first four levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1, A2, B1 and B2. Above this level, the "Proficient User" divisions are certified by the DALF.
The examinations are available in three varieties: "DELF Prim" which is for Primary school students (only available at A1 level),
"DELF Junior et Scolaire" which is aimed at secondary-school aged students and
"DELF Tous Publics" which is aimed at adults.
Each variety is worth exactly the same and results in the awarding of the same diploma, but the material is varied to ensure that it is appropriate for the target cohort. DELF certificates are valid for life and do not expire.
In the DELF examinations, the listening, reading and writing "Epreuves Collectives" are sat back-to-back in the afternoon, and the Oral Examination is taken separately.
Part one: listening
In this section the candidate is presented with a series recordings, and asked to fill out some comprehension questions regarding the selection played. At levels A1 to B1, each selection is played twice, and range from a maximum of 3 minutes in length at the A1 level to a maximum of 6 minutes in length at the B1 level. In the B2 examination, candidates are presented with two recordings. The first recording is played twice and the second only once, with the total length of recordings being approximately 8 minutes.
Part two: reading
This section tests the candidates' reading comprehension by presenting several short pieces of writing, followed by comprehension questions requiring simple filling (ticking, multiple choice, true/false) or a justified written answer. At A1 and A2 level, candidates are presented with several short texts or signs. At B1 and B2 levels, candidates are given longer texts, with the total length of B2 texts being around 1000 words.
Part three: writing
This tests the candidates written skills and again varies in subjects according to the level.
- A1 - The first task is to fill in a document with required personal information. The second task is a simple text with a content of the daily life.
- A2 - The first task is to describe a brief event or an experience. The second task is to write a text of expression of invitation, congratulations, application, giving information, justification etc.
- B1 - Expression of the personal viewpoint in a given situation through an essay, a letter or an article.
- B2 - Personal viewpoint and argumentation in a justified application, reply to message etc., much like at B1 level.
The required length of writing is 40 words for A1, 60 to 80 words for A2, 160-180 words for B1, and at least 250 words for B2.
Part four: speaking
At the A1 and A2 levels this section consists of a guided conversation where the candidate is prompted by the examiner, a short exchange of information on a defined subject, and finally a role-play between the examiner and the candidate.
At the B1 level it consists of a guided conversation, an interactive exercise, and discussion of a document designed to elicit a reaction from the candidate.
At the B2 level, the candidate is expected to state and defend an opinion, based on a short document designed to elicit a reaction.
The Diplôme approfondi de langue française (English: Diploma in Advanced French), or DALF for short, is a certification of French-language abilities for non-native speakers administered by France's Centre international d'études pédagogiques, or CIEP, (International Centre of Pedagogical Studies) for the country's Ministry of Education. It is composed of two independent diplomas corresponding to the top two levels, C1 & C2, of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Level C2 is the highest level attainable according to this framework, denoting mastery and proficiency in the French language. The "basic" and "independent" divisions of language proficiency are certified by the DELF levels A1 to B2.
Language users at DALF C1 are independent. They can express themselves fluently and spontaneously. They have a large vocabulary and can choose the appropriate expression to introduce their comments. They can produce clear, well-structured discourse without hesitation and which shows controlled use of structures.
The DALF C1 exam consists of four parts. Each part is graded from zero to 25 points, for a total of 100 points. A minimum of 50 points, as well as at least 5 points per part, is required to pass the exam.
Oral comprehension (40 minutes)
Written comprehension (50 minutes)
Written production, consisting of a synthesis and an essay (2 hours 30 minutes)
Oral production, consisting of a presentation and a discussion with the jury based on a text (30 minutes; 1 hour preparation time)
DALF C2 users' proficiency in the language is illustrated by precision, appropriateness and fluency of expression. C2 candidates are capable of using the language for business, academic and other advanced-level purposes.
The DALF C2 exam consists of two parts. Each part is graded from zero to 50 points, for a total of 100 points. A minimum of 50 points, as well as at least 10 points per part, is required to pass the exam.
Oral comprehension and production, consisting of a presentation and a discussion with the jury, based on a recording of 15 minutes listened to twice (30 minutes; 1 hour preparation time)
Written comprehension and production, consisting of the composition of a structured text based on a file of documents of about 2,000 words (3 hours 30 minutes)
The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF), designed by the CIEP (Centre international d’études pédagogiques) and accredited by the French Ministry of Education, is a French language proficiency test for non-native speakers of French who wish to evaluate and have their level of proficiency certified for professional, academic or personal reasons.
In general, the TCF grades and ranks candidates at one of the six levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2) on a scale defined by the Council of Europe (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). TCF grade results are reliable measurements for determining proficiency. Each candidate is awarded a certificate which is valid for two years.
The TCF is a multiple-choice test with 80 items that cover reading comprehension, command of grammatical structures and listening comprehension (duration: 1.5 hours). It also includes optional tests for written (1.45 hours) and oral expressions (15 minutes).
OSCAR offers a unique style of learning
|Maximum Instructor to Student Ratio 1:6||The days and timing can be fixed based on our mutual convenience between 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.|
|One computer: One student||Fees is for one course and it includes instructions, practical, project, preparation for exam (if any)|
|Sessions: Each session will be of 2 hours||We offer Crash courses of 4 to 8 hours per day to complete the courses earlier; which is subject to availability.|
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Last updated February 1, 2018