Preparing exams and tests in French



You want to pass an exam or test in French to study in a French school or university or for professional purposes or just to validate your level.


ETEF Formation can help you to get the level of the exam or test you want to pass, according to your personal or professional objectives.


We prepare particularly DILF (Diplôme initial de langue française), DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue française) A1, A2, B1, B2, DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française) C1, C2 and DELF PRO (Diplôme d'études en langue française option professionnelle).



Our approach :


- explain to you the principle of the exam and the evaluation criteria.


- evaluate your  strengths and points to improve


- work on the 4 competencies : oral and written comprehension, speaking and writing in a proportion tailored specifically to your needs


- teach you the vocabulary and grammar you need


- train you to pass the exams or tests. 




DELF A1 example :


At level A1, you are able to answer basic questions on yourself, on the place where you live, the people you know, the things you have, and to ask on the same subjects.

Example of a written test at level A1 : writing a postcard.  




What is the difference between an exam and a test ?

When you pass an exam, youget or not a validation of a level  ; When you pass a test, you get a score according to your level. Exams levels are defined by Cadre Européen Commun de Référence pour les Langues (CECRL) : A1, A2, B1,B2,C1 and C2, C2 being the highest level.Scores of tests match CECRL levels. For examples :


Bulats : Business Language Testing Services :


from 0 to 19 points : A1 

from 20 to 39 points : A2 

from 40 to 59 points : B1 

from 60 to 74 points : B2 

from 75 to 89 points : C1 

from 90 to 100 points : C2


TCF Test de Connaissance du Français : 

from 100 to 199 : A1 

from 200 to 299 : A2 

from 300 to 399 : B1 

from 400 to 499 : B2 

from 500 to 599 : C1 

from 600 to 699 : C2


Be careful : tests are valid only for a period of time.