Salut, futurs champions de l’expression française! Feeling butterflies about the DELF A2 speaking test? Don’t worry! 

Avec la confiance, you’ll charm examiners with your French fluency in no time. Let’s delve into the secrets to unlocking your inner conversation ninja et réussir le test de parole DELF A2!

Here’s what you need to know:

Exam Format and Time Management

  • You will have 10 minutes to prepare for your monologue.
  • Duration: You’ll have 8 to 10 minutes to showcase your spoken French in three parts: a self-presentation, monologue, and role-playing. 
  • Demonstrate your mastery of basic and some intermediate grammar, using a wider vocabulary to showcase your growing language skills. Focus on clear communication and expressing yourself thoughtfully.
  • Listen carefully, reply fluently, and ask the right questions.

The Scoring Grid

  • Giving a presentation earns you 4 points. 
  • Your monologue will cost you 4 points. 
  • Role-playing could get you 4 points.
  • The remaining 13 points depend on how well you speak, understand, interact, pronounce words, and use vocabulary
  • Make sure you communicate clearly, speak correctly, and participate actively in conversations. You can refer to the detailed scoring grid for more information.

Possible Topics

Discussing Opinions

Share your thoughts on current events, movies, or books. Use supporting arguments and respectful language.

Comparing & Contrasting

Compare and contrast your hometown to another city you’ve visited. Discuss the pros and cons of living in a big city versus a small town. Share your thoughts on cultural differences you’ve experienced.

Discussing Current Events

Talk about a recent news story that caught your attention. Share your thoughts on environmental issues, technological advancements, or social movements. Express your opinion respectfully and support it with arguments.

Talking About Hobbies & Interests

Are you passionate about sports, music, or art? Describe your hobbies and why you enjoy them. Discuss a cultural event you attended or a new skill you’re learning.

Talking About Your Future Plans

Discuss your career aspirations, travel dreams, or personal goals. Express yourself with clarity and enthusiasm.

Describing Experiences

Share exciting adventures, funny anecdotes, or challenging situations you’ve faced. Paint a vivid picture with your words.

Role-Playing Fun

Imagine you’re negotiating a price at a market, asking for help at a tourist office, or giving advice to a friend. Use appropriate vocabulary and adapt your tone to the scenario.

Giving Advice 

A friend is feeling stressed about exams. What advice would you give them? Offer constructive help and encouragement.

Negotiating & Problem-Solving

Imagine you’re at a market and disagree with the price of something. How would you negotiate politely? Describe a situation where you had to solve a problem and the steps you took.

Asking for & Giving Directions

Imagine you’re lost in a French city. How would you ask for directions to a specific landmark? Offer clear and concise instructions if you are helping someone find their way.

Don’t Forget…

  • Listen attentively to the instructions and prompts. Don’t hesitate to ask for clarification if needed.
  • Speak clearly and at a moderate pace to ensure your pronunciation is understood.
  • Don’t be afraid to make mistakes – everyone does! Just keep going and focus on communicating effectively.
  • Smile and relax! A positive attitude goes a long way and makes the conversation more enjoyable.


Practice Makes Progress

Find language exchange partners online or join conversation groups to practice speaking regularly. Discuss current events, hobbies, or anything that sparks your interest.

Mirror, Mirror

Record yourself speaking French and pay attention to pronunciation, fluency, and grammar. It’s a fantastic way to identify areas for improvement.

YouTube to the Rescue

Subscribe to channels like InnerFrench, FrançaisFacile, and Learn French with Alexa. They offer engaging lessons and bite-sized practice opportunities for intermediate learners.

Movie Magic

Watch French movies and TV shows with subtitles to immerse yourself in natural conversation and pick up new vocabulary. Don’t forget the subtitles!

Apps on the Go

Duolingo, Memrise, and Tandem are great tools to learn intermediate vocabulary and practice speaking with native speakers. Carry them with you and squeeze in learning on the go!


Join preparation courses to stay in touch with the language. You can check out our courses here.

Beginner-Friendly Books 

Invest in books like “French Conversation for Beginners” by Marie-Noëlle Grondin or “Easy French Conversation” by Lingo Mastery. They offer practice dialogues and tips for various situations.

The Most Important Element

You! Have confidence in yourself and your learning abilities. And, above all, enjoy the learning journey!