WHAT DOES THE FIDE EXAM ENTAIL?
“Speaking” (oral assessment), duration: 20 minutes – introductory interview, interactive tasks
“Understanding’ (oral assessment), duration: 20 minutes – short audio texts and comprehension questions
“Reading and Writing” (written evaluation), duration: 60 minutes
If you are taking the FIDE language assessment with the aim of naturalisation, you must pass both parts and achieve at least a level of A2 in writing and B1 in speaking.
Five weeks after taking the test at Learn French Geneva (Geneva, Lausanne or Neuchatel branches), you will receive your language passport in the mail with your results. The result of the evaluation is not expressed as “passed” or “failed”. The language passport will indicate your language level as A1, A2 or B1.
NOTE If you wish to certify language skills at a higher level than B1, we recommend you to take the DELF-DALF test.