French lessons for DELF B1 exam in Geneva

April 18, 2021

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Are you looking for French lessons in Geneva?

With French via Skype, you can learn French wherever you are.

French via skype offers French lessons in Geneva in preparation for the DELF B1 exam, guaranteeing you 100% success!

If you want to live, study or work in Geneva, a French language certification is often necessary. DELF B1 is a French language diploma which attests intermediate level in French. This certification is valid for life and recognized in all French-speaking countries such as Switzerland.

DELF B1 level and expectations

At level B1, student become independent. Interaction can be maintained while understanding and maintaining a discussion and giving feedback. The student is able to deal with situations that may arise in everyday life. Please note that level B1 is required to obtain the Swiss nationality.

Here are the expectations for level DELF B1 in French:

  • Knowing how to tell a dream, an experience, and an event.
  • Being able to give your opinion and justify it.
  • Being able to cope with unforeseen situations in everyday life.
  • Knowing how to develop a goal, a project.
  • Expressing your agreement or disagreement as well as your feelings without difficulty.
  • Knowing how to give advice, make proposals and hypotheses.
  • Being able to convince and use arguments.
  • Being able to organize a presentation or a speech.
  • Understanding the important news elements (newspaper, program, television or radio).

The DELF B1 exam: how does it work?

The DELF B1 exam consists of four tests:

  • oral comprehension;
  • written production;
  • understanding the written word;
  • oral production.

To obtain the diploma, you must obtain a minimum score of 50 points out of 100 points. A total score of 49/100 is not enough to qualify. For each test, a score below 5/25 points is eliminatory. A total score of 60/100 with 4/25 in any of the four events is not sufficient.

Where to take the DELF B1 in Geneva?

According to the feedback from many French language students who took the DELF exam, the DELF examiners in Switzerland have a reputation for being less severe than those in France. So if you live near the border with France and you are undecided as to where to take the DELF B1 exam, we recommend that you register for the DELF B1 Geneva one.

Here is the address of the center:

Centre d’examens Lac Léman

c/o ifage – Fondation pour la formation des adultes

19, place des Augustins

CH-1205 Genève

The DELF B1 examinations take place several times per year. The exams schedule usually provides for 3 sessions per month. It is imperative to book your exam session. You can register directly online for your DELF B1 exam in Geneva with the Fondation Esprit Francophone
on this link.

How to pass the DELF B1 exam?

To obtain the DELF B1 diploma, you must first pass the exam! For this, it is important to know your level and follow a preparation. To find out your level of French, our French tutor at French via Skype will assess it during the introductory class and develop a teaching plan.

French lessons in Geneva

At French via Skype, we offer a full range of DELF tutoring, materials and assessments to help you better understand the French language and pass the DELF B1 exam in Geneva.Our French lessons in Geneva target key areas such as listening, reading, writing and speaking and work meticulously to ensure that each area meets the required standards at the DELF B1 French level. Our French lessons in Geneva offer dedicated individual assistance which can sometimes be difficult to achieve in a group.

At French via Skype, we are pleased to support French students of DELF in Geneva and to guarantee their success since 2014. Some of their testimonials are below.

” As a native English speaker who has lived in Geneva for several years, I have had quite a few not-so-successful attempts at improving my French. That all changed after I started my lessons with Laure! Very quickly Laure identified the “gaps” in my French and we began work on them. Laure is very dedicated to the lesson planning and sends feedback soon after each lesson with vocabulary and grammar points to work on and to keep momentum. Her help in preparing me to pass the B1 exam was invaluable. More than anything, I have more confidence to interact in French, which has been fantastic to my work and everyday life. I would highly recommend Laure – if you want to learn or improve your French, she is the best teacher you will find! Thank-you Laure! “

Eleanor Curtis

Head of Finance, Geneva – Switzerland 2020/2021

” Laure is an excellent teacher not only because she knows very well the material, but also because she is extremely well organised. During the lessons, Laure gives you the confidence to talk, and she also spots the parts that need more attention. In this way, she provides students with enough material to practice and improve. Due to my working schedule, I decided to take online lessons. I was very hesitant at the beginning, but my experience with Laure has been excellent! I have never taken any additional lessons, and I only watch tv in French from time to time. With Laure, I passed the DELF B2. “

Diana Pacheco

Researcher, Fribourg -Switzerland 2018/2019/2020/2021

” I have contacted “French via Skype” because i was looking for conversation in French with native speaker. I have been learning French few years already and i wanted to increase my speaking skills. Laure is very patient teacher who is catching my mistakes without disturbing the flow of conversation, which is extremely important. After our lesson she will send me the words that were problematic and we will work on those the next session. This helps me a lot with expanding my vocabulary. Our focus is on fluent speaking but she also pays attention into the grammar and we regularly do the repetition of the grammar rules. Thanks to Laure my French is in much higher level now. “

Karolina Bugaj

Tychy – Poland 2019/2020/2021

Whether you are a student or a professional, certifying your level of French will allow you to make a difference in your studies or for your career in Geneva. At French via Skype, our French lessons in Geneva will prepare you and allow you to take official French exams that will allow you to improve your skills. French via Skype offers several online French courses to suit your needs and schedule to achieve the best results in the DELF B1 French certificate and to feel confident during the exam.

Don’t hesitate to contact French via Skype if you have any questions or want to sign up for lessons.

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