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Presentation of the DALF C1 and C2 examination

 

DALF C1 EXAMINATION FORMAT (4 TASKS)

DALF C1 – CONTENTS DURATION MAX. SCORE
GROUP EXAMINATION 1. Listening
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with recordings:

  •  a long recording (interview, lesson, conference…) approximately eight minutes long (played twice)
  • several short radio broadcasts (newsflashes, surveys, adverts etc) (played once).

Maximum duration of recordings: 10 mins

Appx 40 min /25
2. Reading
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with a text of ideas (literary or journalistic), 1,500 to 2,000 words long.
50 min /25
3. Writing : Two part task (examinees can choose between two fields: humanities and social studies, science):

  • summarise several written documents totalling approximately 1,000 words
  • write an essay with supporting arguments on the contents of the documents
2 h 30 /25
INDIVIDUAL EXAMINATION 4. Speaking / Interacting: (examinees can choose between two fields: humanities and social studies, science) :
A presentation based on a series of written documents, followed by a discussion with the examiners.
duration:
30 min
preparation:
1h
/25

 

Total duration of group examination: 4h

  • Total score out of 100
  • Minimum overall pass score: 50/100
  • Required minimum score per task: 5/25

(If you do not reach a minimum score of 5 out of 25 for each of the four tasks you automatically fail the whole test)

 

DESCRIPTION OF C1 LEVEL ACCORDING TO CEFRL

Click here to know more about C1 level of the CEFRL.

 

 DALF C1 SAMPLE EXAMS

 

DALF C2 EXAMINATION FORMAT (2 TASKS)

DALF C2 – CONTENTS DURATION MAX. SCORE
GROUP EXAMINATION 1. Reading / writing (examinees can choose between two fields: humanities and social studies, science)
Writing a structured text (article, editorial, report, speech etc) based on several documents totalling approximately 2,000 words.
3h30 /50
INDIVIDUAL EXAMINATION 2. Listening / speaking / interacting: Three part task (examinees can choose between two fields: humanities and social studies, science):

  • write-up the contents of a recording (played twice)
  • personal development based on the problem given in the recording
  • debate with the examiners.
duration:
30 min
preparation:
1h

/50

Total duration of group examination : 3h30

  • Total score out of 100
  • Minimum overall pass score: 50/100
  • Required minimum score per task: 10/50

(If you do not reach a minimum score of 10 out of 50 for each of both tasks you automatically fail the whole test)

 

DESCRIPTION OF C2 LEVEL ACCORDING TO CEFRL

Click here to know more about the C2 level of the CEFRL.

 

DALF C2 SAMPLE EXAMS