Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française

About DELF Prim

Give your child the advantage of a French diploma! The DELF Prim is an official certificate awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the proficiency in French as a Foreign Language of children ages 8 to 12.

Specially drafted for children, DELF Prim is composed of individual certificates and is divided into three levels: DELF Prim A1.1DELF Prim A1 and DELF Prim A2, corresponding to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Download DELF Prim Brochure (pdf)

DELF is also offered for other age groups:
DELF Junior (ages 13+)
DELF / DALF All Audiences (adults)

Why have you child take the DELF Prim?

To reward your child’s work at school and treat him/her with his/her first certificate of French. To officially attest the level of French of your child to enter a bilingual or French School. To give your child the opportunity to be well prepared to pass the next levels of DELF through his/her progress at school.

What does the DELF Prim consist of?

The exam topics are made to suit the age group’s interest: immediate environment (family, personal details, interests, friends), everyday situations, etc.

The following linguistic skills will be assessed:

1. Listening Comprehension
2. Reading Comprehension
3. Written Expression
4. Oral Expression/Interaction

Each candidate needs to obtain at least 50 points out of 100 in all four exam skills mentioned above to earn a diploma.

Official Website:
DELF Prim Beginner A1: Sample Tests

What kind of preparation is needed?

Students who attended classes Minimes EMN.401 or Minimes EMN.BIL1 / BIL2 at FIAF are well prepared to take this exam and need no additional preparation.

In case your child needs extra preparation, FIAF offers revision workshops before the exam. One of our certified evaluators will reinforce your child’s French language preparation and break down the various elements of the exam for your child to ensure his or her success on the DELF Prim Exam.

Exam Schedule - DELF PRIM

Exam Dates: May 6–8, 2024
Registration deadline: Apr 14, 2024

Exam Duration Dates Time
(For students who have completed EMN.101 or EMN.102)
Writing, Listening, and Reading 45 mins Mon, May 6 1–1:45pm
Oral Expression 15 mins Mon, May 6 Before or after the written exams
(For students who have completed EMN.103–EMN.204)
Writing, Listening, and Reading 1 hr 20 mins Tue, May 7 1–2:20pm
Oral Expression 5–7 mins Tue, May 7 Before or after the written exams
(For students who have completed EMN.301–EMN.401 or EMN.BIL)
Writing, Listening, and Reading 1 hr 40 mins Wed, May 8 1–2:40pm
Oral Expression 6–8 mins Wed, May 8 Before or after the written exams

Important Notes: Exam times are subject to change. Please make sure you are available for the entire day of your exam date.

Exam results are mailed within 3 weeks of the session date.


Please complete one of the registration forms below and return it to FIAF in person or by email.

Registration Form (pdf)
Registration Form (doc)

FIAF Language Center, 22 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022

A1.1: $125
A1: $135
A2: $145

Payment is made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). You may pay over the phone (646-388-6691).

Exam fee is not refundable once registered. Please note there is a $5 administrative fee in addition to the exam fee.

Exam session transfers are subject to a $50 fee and only permitted before the Registration Deadline of your original exam session. Any candidate who submits a transfer request after this Registration Deadline is subject to repay the full exam fee. Participation can only be transferred to the next session (without penalty) in the case of sickness, provided that a doctor’s note is mailed (not via email) within three days of the original Exam Date. If you have registered for an exam and need to transfer to another session, please email