DELF B2 courses for French citizenship


Do you want to acquire the B2 level of French in order to obtain French nationality?
At French via Skype we offer personalized and dedicated B2 courses to best support you during your naturalization application.

French immigration law now requires stricter language skills for foreigners, including the introduction of French tests for certain types of residence cards and a higher language level requirement for obtaining French citizenship.

The French law requires people applying for a multi-year residence permit to have at least an A2 level of French (second beginner level).

The level required for the 10-year resident card is now level B1, which corresponds to the intermediate level.

While candidates for French nationality must now demonstrate B2 level : intermediate superior level.

What is the DELF B2 level?

B2 is the last level tested by the DELF (Diplôme d'Etude en Langue Française) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR).

At level B2, as a user of French, you have a good level of independence in the language with strong language skills allowing you to communicate effectively in everyday and professional situations.

You are able to argue a point of view, even negotiate by providing good arguments and you are comfortable speaking. Besides, level B2 is a level in which you must have a thorough understanding of French culture and understand cultural nuances in communication.

Here are the language skills required at level B2:

Oral comprehension :

  • Understand and follow complex interviews, presentations and conversations on various topics.
  • Identify and understand points in details in audio documents.

Written comprehension :

  • Understand complex texts on various subjects.
  • Identify and understand specific information.

Written expression :

  • Write clear and detailed texts on various subjects.
  • Express opinions and arguments in a structured manner.
  • Use appropriate, diverse and sustained vocabulary.

Oral expression :

  • Express yourself fluently and spontaneously.
  • Actively participate in conversations for example about social issues.
  • Give presentations on familiar topics.
  • Adapt the language register according to the situation and the interlocutor.

Grammar and vocabulary:

  • Correctly use conjugations and advanced grammatical structures (e.g. subjunctive)
  • Have a rich and precise vocabulary on various subjects, know how to use connectors.
  • Use idiomatic expressions.

For those who have already acquired level B1, you will have understood that there are differences between DELF B1 and B2 which are important, going from B1 to B2 is indeed a big step in your learning of French, in terms of complexity and sophistication. Level B2 indicates more advanced language proficiency and an ability to express oneself and converse in more complex ways in often formal contexts.

B2 courses with French via Skype, how does it work?

At French via Skype, we offer private B2 courses so that you can have your level of French officially recognized and certified to obtain French nationality.
Our DELF B2 preparation courses are delivered online via Skype, Zoom or Teams or on the platform of your choice covering all aspects of the French language in order to best support you in your objectives, whether it is applying for French naturalization or for French university entry.

Our language teaching is personalised, tailored to your specific needs and pace allowing you to achieve your goals more effectively than in a group or classroom setting.

  • We will design a personalised study plan for you, based on your specific needs and your language level.
  • We offer an effective preparation with tailored learning materials.
  • During the course, we will work on written comprehension, written production and develop vocabulary and key expressions of the themes covered at the level B2.
  • For homework, we will assign you work to practice comprehension and written production as well as grammar exercises and vocabulary to learn if necessary. The assignments will then be prepared and reviewed by your tutor.
  • We offer you great planning flexibility. Our French tutor is available all year, during the holidays and after work hours.

At French via Skype, we are pleased to support B2 students to guarantee their success and we have had the opportunity to teach many students in order to help them in their learning of French.

Some testimonials from students who have prepared for the DELF B2 with us are below.

" Laure has been an absolutely incredible teacher, and I’ve passed my B2 with 92%! That is a fantastic improvement on my mark in the B1, done prior to our lessons. I get a huge amount of practice in all areas in the lesson, and we did plenty of mock exams of all types. After the session I promptly receive a list of vocab I couldn’t remember or didn’t know, words I mispronounced and really good homework focused on issues that came up in the lesson or things I have asked to work on. I’m continuing with lessons even after the exam, which really speaks volumes about how much I enjoy them, and I’m so delighted to now be able to tackle novels I previously had to give up on. I’ve really seen a huge improvement in my French, and crucially also in my confidence with the language. With plenty of encouragement and a huge amount of skill, Laure has helped me exceed my expectations! "

Katherine Rybacki, Researcher
(DELF B2) Geneva, Switzerland, 2021/2022

“ Achieving a pass grade on the DELF B2 examination was a prerequisite for my doctoral program. Having spent half a decade studying French in a North American high school, I was confident that self-study would suffice. However, the reality was more challenging than anticipated, and I found myself floundering on my first attempt with a disappointing score in the 40s. That's when I enlisted the help of Laure. With her in-depth expertise and professional demeanor, she swiftly discerned my weak points and devised an astute, targeted plan to help me overcome them. Her assignments were also well curated to improve my skills and rigorous enough to have me studying 7 hours a week to keep up. Although I hesitated initially at the cost, her lessons showed me that it was well worth it. In just eleven sessions, Laure remarkably helped me boost my score by approximately 30 points, culminating in a pass mark of 71.5 at my second attempt. My primary obstacle was my speaking ability, a skill I hadn't had the chance to hone in years. I also struggled with key grammatical structures vital for the exam. Laure didn't merely teach me how to succeed in the DELF exam, but she also substantially elevated my overall French language proficiency. Should I dare to take on the DELF C1 exam, I would unquestionably reach out to Laure without a second thought. For anyone endeavoring to excel in a French language examination or aspiring to enhance their French speaking abilities, Laure can definitely help."

Yuri Han, PhD student
(DELF B2) Seoul, South Korea, 2022/2023

" I have had lessons with Laure for a year. One year ago I was at A1/A2 level, despite lessons and an A at GCSE level. My initial aim was to obtain the B2 DELF in order to work with French speakers, here in Switzerland. From the start Laure was able to recognise the errors I commonly made and would write these down so that I could learn them, she would then test me in the following lesson. She positively encouraged me to speak, write, read and listen throughout this time. Laure would check my written work in between lessons and was always happy to help. She even bought the B2 DELF practice exam book that i was using, so that she could help me. have been to University and had Post graduate teaching in medical studies. I can truly say that Laure is one of the kindest, most dedicated, thoughtful, professional and effective teachers that i know. She is methodical and offers structure to her lessons. She possesses the characteristics and qualities of a great teacher. I do not use this term lightly, I have had several other teachers but she stands out from the crowd. I worked hard and passed the B2 in November 2017, thanks to Laure. Since then Laure has continued to help me to gain confidence in my profession. She has shown herself to be adept at learning medical terminology as well as using different teaching styles to help me. Thank you Laure, you have helped me so much to realise my dreams. Last year, I was successful in a interview in French. In 2018 I start work in a 100% french environment. I believe that Laure can help anyone to learn French to a high level and boost your confidence at the same time. If you are motivated, she will help you. If you are discouraged she will help you find your courage. "

Dr Steve P
(DELF B2) Lausanne, Switzerland, 2016/2017

At French via Skype, we specialize in preparation for the level B2, you can certify your French language level well-equipped and with complete confidence.

If you would like to discuss your needs with us, we will be pleased to develop a teaching plan for you.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to sign up for lessons.

À bientôt !