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 Juniors (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.104 / 204 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: October 26, 27, 28, 2020
Registration Opens: August 17, 2020
Registration Deadline: September 16, 2020

Exam Duration Dates Time
(For students of EMN.104)
Writing, Listening, and Reading 45 mins Mon, Oct 26 12–12:45pm
Oral Expression 15 mins Oct 26-Nov 6 Before or after the written exams
(For students of EMN.204)
Writing, Listening, and Reading 1 hr 20 mins Tue, Oct 27 12–1:20pm
Oral Expression 5–7 mins Oct 26-Nov 6 Before or after the written exams
(For students of EMN.BIL1 / BIL2)
Writing, Listening, and Reading 1 hr 40 mins Wed, Oct 28 12–1:40pm
Oral Expression 6–8 mins Oct 26-Nov 6 Before or after the written exams

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


Please complete one of the registration forms below and return it to FIAF by mail, fax or email.

—  Registration Form (doc)

Registration Form (pdf)

Mail: Mrs. Voahangy Siraisi,
FIAF Language Center, 22 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022
Fax: 212 527 2678

DELF Prim A1.1: $110
DELF Prim A1: $120
DELF Prim A2: $130

You may pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) in person or over the telephone, or by check or money order (to FIAF).

Note: Exam fee is not refundable once registered.
Exam participation can only be transferred to the next session in case of sickness. A doctor’s note (not via email) must be mailed within the next three days of the test.