Why study French?
French is a beautiful language. And the French DELF Listening Exam can be quite easy if you are well prepared 😉
As you know, Paris is always known as the “Romantic City of the World,”. The romantic Parisian culture always portrayed in many movies, novels and songs. French also is one of the major languages associated with literature and art.
If you master the language, you will obtain an opportunity to perceive more about numerous good French books and watch outstanding French movies that boost your motivation to learn more about French cultures such as their cuisine, art, fashion, and lifestyle.
Here a link to one of our most famous French websites on cooking called Marmiton. It is a good way to improve your French while making something useful isn’t it?
This is good to expand your horizon and connect with people who are different from your native culture.
As quoted by Audrey Hepburn (as Sabrina Fairchild in Sabrina)
“Oh, but Paris isn’t for changing planes, it’s… it’s for changing your outlook, for… for throwing open the windows and letting in… letting in la vie en rose.”
Sabrina, which is the main character had travelled to Paris to attend a culinary school. After watching the movie, you might fall in love with France and want to immerse yourself in the French culture.
Thus, it inspired me to help many people mastering this beautiful language as much as possible. If you are interested to learn more about the online courses, you may click here.
You may consider taking the French DELF. It is a certification that serves as an invaluable international recognition of French proficiency which can qualify you for study, work, or other opportunities which I illustrate more in another blog post.
How does the French DELF might benefit you?
If you are dreaming to enter French universities, work or look for other opportunities in France, or just for the self-satisfaction and make your CV look impressive, French DELF certification is the ‘golden ticket’ for you to reach for the stars.
DELF is an acronym for Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française. The diplomas are valid for life and recognized all around the world.
The DELF is divided into 4 levels
- A1 (Beginner or ‘basic’)
- A2 (Lower intermediate)
- B1 (Intermediate)
- (Upper intermediate)
and the DALF is divided into 2 levels (the letter A in DALF stands for Advanced)
- C1 (Advanced)
- (Upper Advanced)
If you need to take a French exam, you should aim for the DELF B2. It is the most useful French exam because at this level, you not only will you be independent but it is also the requirement to be a qualified French Teacher in your home country, enter French universities, scholarship, get a visa or work in France.
The tests are carried out in:
In this entry, we are focusing on the preparation of the French DELF listening exam.
How to pass the DELF listening part
There are many entertaining ways to hone the listening skill in French. For instance, watching movies, listening to music and podcast.
- If you’re watching a movie, choose the dubbing in French and make sure the subtitles are on.
- If you are a song lover, you sing along in French song while looking the lyrics and understand the words properly.
- Learning French through podcasts is effective as some of the best podcasts are produced very professionally, and they’re often free and come with transcripts.
For passing the DELF exam, daily learning routines are particularly important to be more prepared for the examination.
In each of our Online Video Courses you will find good sample exam papers to practice the DELF test, including recordings for the listening section this will help you a lot for the French DELF Listening Exam.
During the exam, you’ll be provided different audios for the listening comprehension list of questions and short answers. You will have a few minutes to read the questions before the audio begins.
Important tip: You must read the questions, options given, fully understand it so you know what you have to pay attention to before the audio begins.
Another trick is to write down as many keywords as you can hear. Once the audio finishes, run through what you had written down.
Then try your best to piece together the information and make the most ideal guess. (Names and Numbers and everything related to “data” is something you should particularly focus on)
Preparing for an exam can be easy if you are organized and discipline is the key as an American entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker, Jim Rohn says:
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
The test might be quite challenging but it is not impossible to pass with flying colors with a lot of practice. Here are the additional resources that might be useful to you for practicing. As the saying goes,
“Practice makes perfect”.
The incredible tools to improve your listening skills in French for the French DELF Listening Exam!
- Learn French Apps (Google Playstore)
- DelfSchool Youtube Channel
- Euro news in French (https://fr.euronews.com/ )
- French online streaming radio music and news (https://tunein.com/radio/French-Music-g143/)
- French Music (https://www.last.fm/tag/french)
- Official website Alliance Française (AF): https://www.alliancefr.org/en
What the other steps to pass the French DELF Listening Exam? You can check this out.