This spring, Near North District School Board (“NNDSB”) students are invited to participate as part of approximately 5 500 volunteer grade 12 French as a Second Language students enrolled in either Core French, Extended French, or French Immersion courses. FSL students throughout the province of Ontario will challenge the internationally-recognized language exam called the Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF). This exam is being offered through the support of the DELF Centres in the province and is based on the CEFR proficiency levels.
The DELF exam is an assessment of proficiency from an external lens, outside the required component of the regular French as a Second Language program. Upon successful completion of the exam, students will receive a DELF certificate awarded by the French Ministry of National Education (France).The DELF examinations are an opportunity for high school students to demonstrate their French-language skills and to be rewarded for their hard work at school. The DELF examinations are recognized around the world, and your child will receive a diploma valid for the rest of his or her life! Beyond just personal satisfaction, the DELF represents official proof of your child’s French-language skills in a way that Francophone universities, French grandes écoles, and future employers can appreciate.
The DELF exam is administered in two steps:
According to the exam schedule, students within same DELF levels complete the oral comprehension, written comprehension, and written production components. The Exam schedule for 2019 is:
May 6, 2019 from 12:00pm to 2:30pm (DELF level B2)
May 7, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:45pm (DELF level B1)
May 8, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:40pm (DELF level A2)
May 9, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:20pm (DELF level A1)
Students individually complete oral production and interaction exams as scheduled (between May 6 and May 17). All participants will receive details, including the exact date, time and location of their oral exam, via the contact information provided on the online registration and consent form.
Please note that individual student results will not be reported back to the school. All information and materials collected will be kept confidential and stored at the Ontario DELF Centre in Sault Ste Marie. Successful students will receive a diploma which will include their results and level of proficiency.
All students in a grade 12 FSL course during the 2018-2019 school year are welcome to challenge the DELF. To choose the appropriate exam level, students are encouraged to have a conversation with their FSL teacher.
Please discuss this opportunity with your child and if they wish to participate, please complete the online registration and consent form. If you require a paper copy, please contact your child’s French teacher. Registrations and payments are due no later than March 8, 2019. Confirmation of participation will be sent to you at the e-mail address you provide.
There will be a $50 (non-refundable) fee for participating students. Please make your payment via School Cash Online. If you require financial assistance or additional information, please see your classroom teacher.
For more information please see http://delf-dalf.ambafrance-ca.org.