French Classes in BTM

French Classes in BTM

  • What is DALF/DELF?

French Classes in BTMDALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) or Advanced Diploma of French Language and DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) or Diploma in French Language Studies are French proficiency certifications for non-native speakers of French awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency in the French language. Students who want to study in France will and are non-native speakers will be required to pass one of these exams before being admitted.

What do DALF/DELF comprise of?

DALF/DELF consists of six diplomas in total which can in fact be taken independently. DELF is more basic than DALF and DALF is a higher level of the certifications. This categorization as A1, A2, B1,B2,C1 and C2

Based on each candidate’s level, one can take any of the levels without having to do the previous levels.  Call us to know more about French Classes in BTM Layout, Bangalore

DELF A1

DELF A1 highlights the first knowledges in French language. DELF A1 recognizes basic knowledge. It is the most basic level at which a language is used, called the “discovery” stage. At this stage,

  • the learner can interact in a simple way:
  • he/she can speak about him/herself and his/her immediate environment.
  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.

  • Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.

  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

  • This examination benefits from a very positive evaluation which is not made to sanction but to highlight the French learning.  Call us to know more about French Classes in BTM Layout, Bangalore

Description of DELF A1 examination

Type of tests: DELF A1

Duration

Mark out of

Listening
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with three or four very short recordings about everyday life (played twice).

Maximum duration of recordings: 3 mins


Approximately
20 minutes

/ 25

Reading
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with four or five written documents about everyday life.


30 minutes


/25

Writing
Two parts test:
– filling in a record, a form
– writing simple phrases (postcards, messages, stories etc) on everyday topics.

30 minutes / 25

Speaking
Three parts test:
– guided conversation
– exchanging information
– role-play.


5 to 7 minutes
preparation:
10 minutes

/25

Total length of group tests: 1 hour 20 minutes
* Total mark out of 100
* Overall pass mark of the DELF A1: 50 / 100
* Minimum mark required per test: 5 / 25

DELF A1 examination is based on level A1 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Refer to level A1 of CEFR provided on our website.

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Self-assessment grid of level A1 of the CEFR

The CEFR describe level A1’s user capable of carrying out the following linguistic skills:

Understanding

Listening

I can recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.

Understanding

Reading

I can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues.

Speaking

Spoken interaction

I can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech an help me formulate what I’m trying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.

Speaking

Spoken production

I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know.

Writing

Writing

I can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. I can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering my name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form.

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    Qualitative aspects of spoken language use of level A1 of the CEFR

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Range

Has a very basic repertoire of words and simple phrases related to personal details and particular concrete situations.

Accuracy

Shows only limited control of a few simple grammatical structures and sentence patterns in a memorised repertoire.

Fluency

Can manage very short, isolated, mainly pre-packaged utterances, with much pausing to search for expressions, to articulate less familiar words, and to repair communication.

Interaction

Can ask and answer questions about personal details. Can interact in a simple way but communication is totally dependent on repetition, rephrasing and repair.

Coherence

Can link words or groups of words with very basic linear connectors like ‘and’ or ‘then’.

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      • Communicative language activities and strategies of level A1 of CEFR

Overall oral production

Can produce simple mainly isolated phrases about people and places.

Sustained monologue: describing experience

Can describe him/herself, what he/she does and where he/she lives.

Addressing audiences

Can read a very short, rehearsed statement – e.g. to introduce a speaker, propose a toast.

Overall written production

can write simple isolated phrases and sentences.

Creative writing

Peut écrire des phrases et des expressions simples sur lui/elle même.

Overall listening comprehension

Can follow speech which is very slow and carefully articulated, with long pauses for him/her to
assimilate meaning.

Listening to announcements and instructions

Can understand instructions addressed carefully and slowly to him/her and follow short, simple directions.

Overall reading comprehension

Can understand very short, simple texts a single phrase at a time, picking up familiar names, words and basic phrases and rereading as required.

Reading correspondence

Can understand short, simple messages on postcards.

Reading for orientation

Can recognize familiar names, words and very basic phrases on simple notices in the most common
everyday situations.

Reading for information and argument

Can get an idea of the content of simpler informational material and short simple descriptions,
especially if there is visual support.

Reading instructions

Can follow short, simple written directions (e.g. to go from X to Y)

Overall spoken interaction

Can interact in a simple way but communication is totally dependent on repetition at a slower rate of speech, rephrasing and repair. Can ask and answer simple questions, initiate and respond to simple tatements in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.


Understanding a native speaker interlocutor

Can understand everyday expressions aimed at the satisfaction of simple needs of a concrete type, delivered directly to him/her in clear, slow and repeated speech by a sympathetic speaker.
Can understand questions and instructions addressed carefully and slowly to him/her and follow short, simple directions.


Conversation

Can make an introduction and use basic greeting and leave-taking expressions.
Can ask how people are and react to news.
Can understand everyday expressions aimed at the satisfaction of simple needs of a concrete type, delivered directly to him/her in clear, slow and repeated speech by a sympathetic speaker.

Goal-Oriented co-operation (e.g. repairing a car, discussing a document, organising an event)

Can understand questions and instructions addressed carefully and slowly to him/her and follow short, simple directions.
Can ask people for things, and give people things.

Transactions to obtain goods and services

Can ask people for things and give people things. Can handle numbers, quantities, cost and time.

Information exchange

Can understand questions and instructions addressed carefully and slowly to him/her and follow short,
simple directions.
Can ask and answer simple questions, initiate and respond to simple statements in areas of immediate
need or on very familiar topics.
Can ask and answer questions about themselves and other people, where they live, people they know,
things they have.
Can indicate time by such phrases as next week, last Friday, in November, three o’clock.

Interviewing and being interviewed

Can reply in an interview to simple direct questions spoken very slowly and clearly in direct non-
idiomatic speech about personal details.

Overall written interaction

Can ask for or pass on personal details in written form.

Correspondence

Can write a short simple postcard.

Notes, messages & forms

Can write numbers and dates, own name, nationality, address, age, date of birth or arrival in the country, etc. such as on a hotel registration form.

Processing text

Can copy out single words and short texts presented in standard printed format.

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  • Communicative language competences of level A1 of CEFR

General linguistic range

Has a very basic range of simple expressions about personal details and needs of a concrete type.

Vocabulary range

Has a basic vocabulary repertoire of isolated words and phrases related to particular concrete situations.

Grammatical accuracy

Shows only limited control of a few simple grammatical structures and sentence patterns in a learn repertoire.

Phonological control

Pronunciation of a very limited repertoire of learn words and phrases can be understood with some effort by native speakers used to dealing with speakers of his/her language group.

Orthographic control

Can copy familiar words and short phrases e.g. simple signs or instructions, names of everyday objects, names of shops and set phrases used regularly.
Can spell his/her address, nationality and other personal details.

Sociolinguistic appropriateness

Can establish basic social contact by using the simplest everyday polite forms of: greetings and farewells; introductions; saying please, thank you, sorry, etc.

Coherence and cohesion

Can link words or groups of words with very basic linear connectors like ‘and’ or ‘then’.

Spoken fluency

Can manage very short, isolated, mainly pre-packaged utterances, with much pausing to search for expressions, to articulate less familiar words, and to repair communication.

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