The Avon Maitland District School Board is excited to offer the The Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) to French as a Second Language (FSL) secondary students again this year.
Over the past five years we have seen student interest and enthusiasm for the French Proficiency test grow. In 2015, we had 78 students participate from seven secondary schools in our board.
- in 2011 – 3 students
- in 2012 – 12 students
- in 2013 – 38 students
- in 2014 – 58 students
- in 2015 – 78 students
What is the DELF?
The Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) is an internationally recognized test of French proficiency. It is based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), which defines language proficiency along six global levels, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. At each level, proficiency is measured across four competencies: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Successful candidates are awarded a diploma from the French Ministry of National Education.
Why challenge the DELF?
French is spoken worldwide and is the official language in almost 50 countries, including Canada. The DELF is recognized in more than 165 countries and …
- Provides life-long certification
- Recognizes your proficiency in French
- Awards you with an official document that could be added to your resume or portfolio
- Describes what you can do in oral communication, listening, reading and writing in French
- Opens doors for travel, job and educational opportunities
- Is recognized as a certified language assessment for acceptance into a French university (B2 level or higher)
The DELF at Avon Maitland District School Board
- Four test levels will be offered: A1, A2, B1 and B2. Students may challenge only one level.
- Choice regarding which level to challenge should be made with assistance from student’s FSL teacher – this link provides helpful resources to assist in determining which level to challenge
- Students will be tested on all four competencies: oral, listening, reading and writing (accommodations are provided for students with an IEP)
- All students will complete an oral interview either preceding or following the written component of the exam
- Transportation to and from the testing site is the responsibility of the student
- All tests will be held at Stratford Northwestern seminar rooms on the following dates
- All participants will be required to pay a non-fundable fee of $25.00 (cash or a cheque made payable to the Avon Maitland District School Board)
Test Level, Dates and Written Component Times
- Level B2 – May 9 (PA Day) – Written: noon – 2:30 p.m.
- Level B1 – May 10 – Written: noon – 1:45 p.m.
- Level A2 – May 11 – Written: noon – 1:40 p.m.
- Level A1 – May 12 – Written: noon – 1:20 p.m.
Registration for the DELF: (to be completed by March 24, 2016)
a) complete the registration form
b) submit non refundable fee of $25 cash or a cheque made payable to the Avon Maitland District School Board to your French teacher
Grade 12 Provincial Proficiency Project
The Avon Maitland District School Board is once again, part of the provincial FSL Student Proficiency Project, which is exploring student proficiency in grade 12 FSL, core and immersion.
Participation in this project requires student DELF results to be included anonymously in the province’s FSL Student Proficiency Project data collection.
Grade 12 students choosing to share their results will be provided with a Parent Information Package and consent form.
Should you have any questions related to the DELF test at Avon Maitland District School Board, please contact Lindsay Stewart – firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather Henke – email@example.com