What means DELF
The French DELF Exam stands for “Diplôme d’études en langue française”. (Diploma of Studies in the French Language). This diploma is awarded by the French Ministry of Education. It assesses the knowledge of the French language and determines the level that a speaker has in the following areas: Reading and listening comprehension and Written and oral expression. This exam has six different versions corresponding to six levels of competence of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, namely French A1 Level (beginners) A2, B1, B2 (intermediate) and C1, C2 (French advanced Level).
Prepare for the French DELF
Thanks to this diploma you will be able to enter a French university or a French company. You may also need this DELF diploma to know what level you are currently at. Each level requires a minimum number of points to be considered approved.
Be careful, it all depends on your situation. For example I currently live in Peru, so I have the possibility to learn Spanish by going to buy bread or talking to neighbors etc… In your case, if you do not live in a Francophone country then you will have to use another strategy.
Also your methodology and your French learning strategy must be adapted to your schedules, in my case I have a lot of free time because I am an online language teacher. So, at any moment, when I finish giving a French course, I can start taking a Chinese course with a teacher on the other side of the world 😉
Prepare with organization and discipline for the French DELF
Endorsement is King
It is important to highlight the fact that you have to have an endorsement and that is why we have created the private Facebook group (password inside the Courses French Courses). In this group, your exercises can be corrected by a teacher. This is one of the most important things. A language is not learned alone, you always have to have a person who can help you, a human who can look at your mistakes and help you at any time.
In this private Facebook group you will be able to send us the flashcards that are part of the courses we have for you; so we can correct your exercises and thanks to this you can correct your mistakes and really improve yourself with human support.
By the way, if you are searching for a specialized DELF/DALF/TEF EXAM Teacher you can contact me here
Delf Exam Samples
Another very important element that you are going to need, are the examples of tests (DELF Exam Samples) that will also always be included in the video courses, so that you learn more efficiently.
I do not know if you have heard of Duolingo, but there is something great about Duolingo, and it is the obligation that it gives you to do lessons every day, and this is a very important element for your brain and your learning;
it is much more efficient to do 10 minutes a day than to do 50 minutes every 5 days.
For example, I use Google calendar and I get an hour of Chinese language learning every morning from 7 to 8 to start my day; I have been doing this for 130 days and I can do my first sentences and I am very happy with the speed at which my learning is going.
To achieve this objective you need to organize yourself, a schedule will be very effective; You can establish a small morning routine, since in the morning the brain is in better condition to study and learn.
Here I share my wife’s morning routine about how she studies a language,
- first she does Duolingo like me.
- Then she listens to a video of a song with its lyrics and checks the vocabulary, of course, she enjoys the song, singing it and thus also reviews the pronunciation.
- Then watches a short video of a story,
- sometimes short series with subtitles,
- listens to an audio from a book
- and writes something about what she learned.
So you can create your own learning routine, you can also add the reading of a story, or check Flashcards on Pinterest, or maybe you prefer to watch short videos of grammar on YouTube, etc. or take other resources that you know.
There are many options you can take to improve your level of French. It would be a good idea for example to find students who are interested in DELF so that you can practice together.
Passive preparation can take a long time since there is no final objective, such as an exam, and this preparation is not always related to the DELF exam.
When you learn a language passively, you maintain a learning routine that involves only a few moments of the day (such as watching a French movie or reading a story or reading material). Or maybe you prefer to meet friends who speak French.
This preparation is not intense, that is why it is called passive.
Active preparation presents an end goal,
such as passing the DELF exam. For this reason, daily learning routines are very important since they imply that you are actively practicing in all the experiences of the day.
That is to say, you can apply everything you have learned at different times of daily life. For example my wife before she gets up starts to tell me what she has dreamed of in another language. Then she continues to discuss other topics and thus at different times of the day she begins to speak in another language.
In this way, oral expression can improve day by day. You can also write some stories or experiences or whatever you like to write, so as to practice written expression.
You can also begin to do what you were doing passively and make it more active
Preparing for an exam can be easy if you are organized AND you decide to be disciplined because as Yokoi Kenyi says:
“Discipline sooner or later will beat intelligence” [refering to the japanese]
So, what matters most is your discipline, your intelligence level is secondary. Disciplined and daily preparation will lead to a breakthrough.
You can continue your DELF training by taking past DELF exams, if you solve these exams you can see the level at which you are, this indicator will let you know how much you have to improve, it will let you know how close you are to your goal.
If you want some other tips for your French Learning Improvement, Check out this link 😉