The diploma in French language studies (DELF) for adolescents, the “junior/scolaire” version, is an official diploma issued by the Ministry of National Education. There are 4 diplomas that correspond to the first 4 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: DELF A1, DELF A2, DELF B1 and DELF B2.
DELF is an official, high-quality diploma, harmonised with the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
This diploma is recognised throughout the world and is valid for life.
Depending on the level achieved, the DELF can facilitate acceptance to university in France, Europe or a French-speaking countries and to some grandes écoles universities.
The DELF "junior/scholastic" is aimed at adolescents, both foreigners and French, who want to improve their French language skills.
The "junior/scholastic" version implies that only themes of interest to young people are included in the exercises. Indeed, the DELF exams assess communication skills. A young learner will be placed in a context that will make it easier for him/her to react in the "junior/school" version; he/she will thus be able to demonstrate all his/her skills to the evaluators.
The DELF diploma for the "junior/school" version has the same value as a diploma for the "general public" adult version. The exam version is not indicated on the diploma.
Differences between “junior” and “scolaire”
The “junior/scolaire” version of the DELF can be divided into two variations: the DELF “junior” and the DELF “scolaire”.
The competences assessed and the categories of topics covered in the DELF "junior" and DELF "scolaire" examinations are identical. It is the framework in which the exams are organised that varies. You can consult the specificities of these different frameworks below.
The DELF “junior/scolaire” is made up of 4 separate diplomas that correspond to the CEFR levels DELF A1, DELF A2, DELF B1 and DELF B2.
- Basic User > A1 > DELF A1
- Basic User > A2 > DELF A2
- Independent User > B1 > DELF B1
- Independent User > B2 > DELF B2
About the 4 exams
Click on the different levels below to choose the level that matches your abilities in French, to learn more about the tests, to read our advice and to download guides for candidates: