UCDSB students take French DELF exams

Par Raymond Berthiaume
UCDSB students take French DELF exams

At the end of April, 41 students from across the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) participated in the Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) exams to prove their French language skills. The DELF is an internationally recognized certification based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages that is awarded by the French Ministry of National Education in France. It assesses listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

All students enrolled in the Grade 12 French Immersion course at Russell High School and Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute (VCI) were given the opportunity to take the exam. The tests were conducted by certified DELF instructors, and the results were sent to DELF Ontario and France for review. Upon successful completion of the exam, the students will receive a for-life DELF certificate awarded by the French Ministry of National Education.

“One of the provincial goals for French as a Second Language is to increase student confidence, proficiency, and achievement in French,” said Vice-Principal of Teaching and Learning and DELF Program Co-lead Cindy St.Pierre Steele. “This goal reminds us how important it is that students have confidence in their ability to use their French skills effectively. I’m excited to see this program gain traction and expand to more students taking the French Core and Immersion programs in UCDSB schools in the coming years.”

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