Understanding CEFR French levels

Posted by Nancy on 21st Jul 2021 in the blog in the misc., tips category

In English

As a lot of people require a certain level of French to be able to migrate to others countries such as Canada, France etc ... I am asked on a weekly basis whether Learn French with Alexa caters for the CEFR levels (the common European framework reference for languages).

My answer is yes, everything on the website is created to help you get to the level you need or want to achieve.

Now, you may wonder what level that is according to the CFER. One thing to remember though, is the fact that learning a language is mainly composed of 4 parts: " reading, listening, speaking and writing" and sometimes you might find that these skills do not develop at the same speed.

For example if you do not live in a country where the language you are learning is spoken, it might be harder to find someone to practice with, than finding tv shows to watch or books to read. So you might in fact, find yourself between two levels and that is perfectly okay.

The grids below will give you an idea of what is excepted of you during big exams like the TEF or the DELF/DALF.

En français

De nombreux pays comme le Canada ou encore la France requièrent un niveau spécifique de français relatif au CEFR (le « Cadre européen commun de référence pour les langues ») dans leurs procédures d'immigration. Pour cette raison, on me demande régulièrement si Learn French with Alexa peut aider dans cette démarche.

Ma réponse est un grand oui, toutes les ressources présentes sur le site ont été créées dans l'optique de vous aider à parvenir au niveau dont vous avez besoin.

Vous vous demandez sûrement à quoi correspond votre niveau sur l'échelle du CEFR.

Une chose à retenir avant d’aller plus loin : l’apprentissage d’une langue est avant tout composé de 4 compétences : la lecture, l’écoute, la communication orale et la communication écrite, et il est tout à fait possible qu’elles ne se développent pas à la même vitesse.

En effet, si par exemple, vous ne résidez pas dans le pays dont vous apprenez la langue, il vous sera potentiellement plus difficile de trouver quelqu’un avec qui la pratiquer que de regarder des séries ou de lire. Vous pourriez donc vous retrouver entre plusieurs niveaux, ce qui est complètement normal.

La grille suivante vous donnera une idée de ce qui sera attendu de vous dans les examens de langue de type TEF ou DELF/DALF.

We have handy Test de Niveau that can help you figure out where you stand. Have a go at it by clicking here.

Learning French is not for the faint of heart. There will be periods of frustrations, but the more you stick to it, you will start to see la vie en rose.

As always, be sure to watch our YouTube videos to stay up to date with the latest lessons. We also mini-lessons daily on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Bisou bisou!

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