The President of France unveiled a large package of amendments to French immigration legislation. Thus, those wishing to obtain resident status will need to demonstrate support for French values, such as gender equality, tolerance of sexual orientations, and freedom of speech. Support is expressed by signing an affidavit.
In addition, the requirements for language proficiency have been changed. Those wishing to obtain a long-term residence card, after staying in the country for three to five years, will need to pass a language test. Those who will receive an initial annual residence card will be offered to take language courses, but there is no requirement to pass a test.
Those who want to get their first resident card need to demonstrate knowledge of French at level B1, not A2. To apply for citizenship, you need to speak the language at level B2, instead of B1.