DELF - Diplome d'etudes en langue francaise
The DELF is recognized in 165 countries and is offered by 965 accredited centres throughout the world, including, 19 in Canada. As an official certification of second-language proficiency, the DELF tests the ability of students to use French in real-life situations. This framework has become accepted as a way of benchmarking language ability all over the world. DELF A1 is typically Grade 5, A2 is typically Grade 8, B1 is typically end of Grade 9 or beginning of Grade 10, B2 is typically end of Grade 12. Chinook's Edge School Division supports DELF testing at all levels., beginning in 2015-2016.
DELF is a set of official French Proficiency tests. As an official certification of second-language proficiency, DELF test the ability of students to use French in real-life situations. These tests provide international recognition of French proficiency and life-long certification. As well, these tests help our schools examine their programming and continue to improve upon it.
This is an evaluation of language competency for second-language speakers, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This is an internationally recognized, standardized assessment of language proficiency. It involves language specific diplomas that assess the four areas of communication: oral production, written production, listening comprehension and written comprehension. Students receive a diploma upon successful completion of each level.
DELF has now become accepted as a way of benchmarking language ability all over the world. These tests are currently being administered in Ontario and in some of the Atlantic provinces and will soon become the standard in Alberta and B.C. Currently Red Deer Public, Red Deer Catholic, Calgary Public, Edmonton Public and Fort McMurray are implementing some of these tests with their French Immersion students.
Chinook's Edge has four accredited DELF evaluators:
A1-A2 Ginette Shamvu and Marie-Astrid Detharet
A1-B2 Melanie Hillier and Sharon Fitzsimonds
Please contact Jane Atkins, French Immersion Program Coordinator, for further information regarding DELF testing.
French Immersion students from École H.J. Cody School, École Innisfail Junior-Senior High School, and Olds High School were awarded DELF certificates by the French Ministry for National Education. DELF is an internationally recognized examination of the French language proficiency of students whose mother tongue is not French.