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French Language Resource Centre
DELF

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(Link to DELF Public)

 

 Challenge your French proficiency! 

Obtain international accreditation!

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*DELF refers to Le Diplôme d'études en langue française*

 

 

Next DELF Scolaire exam session:

November 26-29, 2018 

Registration is now open.

Next DELF PRIM exam session:

May 13, 2019

Registration will open March 11, 2019.



 

Grande Prairie is an official examination centre offering the DELF and DALF exams. Exams sessions are held twice year, in spring and in fall


Official French Language Diploma

DELF, DALF and DELF for schools are official diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education in France to certify the competency of candidates outside of France in the French language.

Now with over twenty-six examination centres in Canada and hundreds worlwide, the DELF/DALF is based on six competency levels identified within the Common Framework of Reference for Languages, an international standard.

DELF for Schools based on the same basic structure as the DELF Tout Public, only the themes and the supports differ as they are adapted to a school public. In addition, the diploma awarded to successful candidates is the DELF, the mention School does not appear.
DELF Scolaire is reserved for students from schools having previously signed an agreement between local education authorities and the French Embassy.

At each level, four communication skills are assessed: written comprehension, oral comprehension, written production and oral production. Successful candidates receive a permanent official diploma issued by the French Ministry of National Education in France.

 


Overview of exam content by level

DELF PRIM A1.1 

DELF Prim A1.1 is the first level in the DELF / DALF series of certificates awarded by the French Ministry of Education for proficiency in French as a Foreign Language. It is intended for children ages 7 to 11 who are beginners in French. Successful candidates receive a certificate identical to the scolaire version. DELF PRIM Brochure

DELF A1 

This level recognizes basic knowledge. It is the most basic level at which a language is used, called the “discovery” stage. At this stage, the learner can interact in a simple way : he/she can speak about him/herself and his/her immediate environment.
 
DELF A2
DELF A2 recognizes the linguistic competency of a basic user. The candidate can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring the most common polite phrases and exchanges of information.
 

DELF B1
At this level, the user becomes independent. He/she can maintain interaction: he/she can understand and maintain a discussion and give his/her opinion. He/she is capable of dealing with situations likely to arise in daily life.

DELF B2
A B2 user has a degree of independence that allows him/her to construct arguments to defend his/her opinion, explain his/her viewpoint and negotiate. At this level, the candidate has a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and is capable of correcting his/her own mistakes.

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For further information about the DELF please read the FAQ. Should your question not be answered please send an email to Diana Boisvert at diana.boisvert@gppsd.ab.ca


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DELF Tout Public   

 

 Challenge your French proficiency! 

Obtain international accreditation!

delf_dalf.png 

*DELF refers to Le Diplôme d'études en langue française*

*DALF refers to Le Diplôme approfondi en langue française*

 

 

Next DELF PUBLIC exam session:

March 4-8, 2019 

Registration will open January 8, 2019.

 

Official French Language Diploma

DELF, DALF and DELF for schools are official diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education in France to certify the competency of candidates outside of France in the French language.

Now with over twenty-six examination centres in Canada and hundreds worlwide, the DELF/DALF is based on six competency levels identified within the Common Framework of Reference for Languages, an international standard.

 

Reasons for Taking Examinations

Candidates may take the DELF and DALF to:  

  • Receive international recognition of your French language competency
  • Assess your level of French on an international scale
  • Enhance your resume with a life-long diploma
  • Compliment your second language learning with a universally recognized diploma
  • Certify your ability to use French in real-life based situations. 
 

 

 Audiences for Examinations

The following audiences may be interested in DELF, DELF scolaire and DALF:

  • public sector employees who work at the local, provincial or federal level.
  • employees or prospective employees in national and multinational companies
  • employees in a Canadian branch of a French company
  •  university or college students
  • secondary school students in basic education
  • members of the general public who wish to be assessed on the same criteria as the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The benefits for participating candidates include:

  • international recognition of their French language competency
  • assessment on same international language standards as candidates in 154 countries
  • a lifelong diploma upon successful completion of each level.

    

Candidates may take the DELF and DALF to: STANDARD DELF and DALF for the general public are composed of 6 independent diplomas.These diplomas are completely independent. For instance a candidate with a fairly good knowlege of French can register to  the DELF B1 level without having to go through level A1 and A2. At each level 4 skills are assessed: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Upon successful completion, the candidates are presented with an official lifelong french diploma by the French Ministry of Education in France.                                 


 Overview of exam content by level


DELF - Diplôme d'études en langue français

DELF A1
This level recognizes basic knowledge. It is the most basic level at which a language is used, called the “discovery” stage. At this stage, the learner can interact in a simple way : he/she can speak about him/herself and his/her immediate environment.

DELF A2
DELF A2 recognizes the linguistic competency of a basic user. The candidate can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring the most common polite phrases and exchanges of information.

DELF B1
At this level, the user becomes independent. He/she can maintain interaction: he/she can understand and maintain a discussion and give his/her opinion. He/she is capable of dealing with situations likely to arise in daily life.

DELF B2
A B2 user has a degree of independence that allows him/her to construct arguments to defend his/her opinion, explain his/her viewpoint and negotiate. At this level, the candidate has a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and is capable of correcting his/her own mistakes.


DALF - Diplôme approfondi de langue française

DALF C1 
Language users at level C1 are independent. They can express themselves fluently and spontaneously. They have a large vocabulary and can choose the appropriate expression to introduce their comments. They can produce clear, well-structured discourse without hesitation and which shows controlled use of structures.

DALF C2
C2 users' proficiency in the language is illustrated by precision, appropriateness and fluency of expression. C2 candidates are capable of using the language for academic and advanced-level purposes.

 

For further information about the DELF and DALF please read the FAQ.

Should your question not be answered please send an email to Diana Boisvert at diana.boisvert@gppsd.ab.ca