DELF Junior

DELF Junior

What is the DELF Junior?


The junior version of DELF is perfectly fit to teenagers between 12 and 18 years old in middle and high-school. The DELF junior version has the same basic structure as the standard DELF. Only the topics are different: the materials take into account the interests of young people. The diploma's value is the exact same as the standard DELF. Indeed, just as the other types of DELF, the DELF junior version is based on the principles and levels defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). There are 4 different levels, A1, A2, B1 & B2. There is no specific mention on the diploma. Just like the standard DELF, it is a diploma of French language which is issued. Thus it is impossible to tell the difference between a DELF junior version diploma and a standard DELF diploma.

How does the examination takes place?

During the assessment, your teen's confidence is boosted. The DELF Junior benefits from a very positive evaluation which guarantees a very high success rate. The support materials, with a strong focus on teenagers' interests, have been prepared by our experts teachers. The subjects approached relate to the teen's familiar environment, such as their family, leisure activities and school. The teacher will be able to assess the level that your teenager can sit for, and will not put them in a situation where they will fail. We advise you to take the levels gradually. Indeed, what's important is getting your child in a situation of success. Obtaining a DELF Junior with a very good score will help your teens to grow their self-confidence. So, they will certainly be more motivated to learn French.

The examination day

Your child will complete a collective assessment at AFC Christchurch (275 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central) with:

  • Oral comprehension questions: understanding a simple instruction, an order, a description, numbers.
  • Written comprehension questions: understanding an instruction, a short text, a message or a postcard.
  • Written expression questions: Write personal information, completing a message or story.
  • And an individual oral assessment, which takes a maximum of 15 minutes. The child is then invited to speak about her/himself, to tell a story based on pictures and/or to take part in a dialogue in a role.

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