If you’re planning on taking the DALF C1 or C2 tests, you need to know the structure of the test beforehand to know what to expect. Knowing the instructions is key for test-taking success. First, we’ll show you how the DALF C1 and C2 tests compare:
- DALF C1 Structure and examples
The DALF C1 test is split into four sections for the four language skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. We’ll give you details on what to expect and the tips you need for each section individually, including timing, note-taking, and outlining.
- DALF C2 Listening & Speaking
The Listening & Speaking portion of the test involves actively listening to an audio recording about 7 minutes in length (interview, lecture, etc.). Then, you’ll need to summarize the contents orally, speak about your point of view on the matter, then hold an improvised debate with the examiners.
- DALF C2 Reading & Writing
Based on a collection of about 10 printed documents, you’ll need to write up an essay of about 2,000 words on the issue from a provided prompt. Your essay needs to be structured to demonstrate full mastery of written French.
We share with you all the details you need to know to ace your exam!