Insightful post on the experience of preparing for and taking the DALF C1
As promised IRL to a few people, I wanted to write a debrief on the DALF C1 which I took last month. My advice can be summed up in one phrase: Just showing up is 80% of the battle. One you have hit a certain level in French, the only thing you need for the DALF is to learn the strategies on how to take the test and PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE. I was in class two hours a week and probably worked two to four hours a week on homework on top of it.
The test is in four parts:
1. Oral comprehension: If you don’t have this on lock, this is the hardest part of the test. You either have it or you don’t, and the only way to get better at it is to listen to the radio and tv or podcasts. Some of the review books…
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