OCDSB Grade 12 French Proficiency Test

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. The French Ministry of National Education awards successful candidates a diploma.

OCDSB Grade 12 French Proficiency

History of DELF testing in the OCDSB

In 2010, the OCDSB became lead board for a province-wide research project examining the DELF as a Grade 12 French proficiency test. With each testing administration, student interest continues to grow and the success rate for participating students is often greater than 92%. We are pleased to continue to offer the DELF to OCDSB students who are currently enrolled in a grade 12 FSL course and who have not previously participated.

What is required?

The OCDSB offers students a choice of 3 test levels: A2, B1, or B2. Your choice should be made with help from your FSL teacher. The DELF has 2 components: a written exam and an oral interview. Where possible, the written exam will take place at your school, while the oral interview will be scheduled at one of two testing sites across the district. The written exam starts at 12:00 Noon on each testing date. Oral interviews take place within 3 weeks of completion of the written exam.

Additional information on selecting the appropriate test level, as well as links to test samples provided by the Centre international d'études pédagogiques (CIEP), can be accessed on the official DELF-DALF Canada website:

The following dates for the written portion of the DELF have been confirmed for students enrolled in a grade 12 FSL course in Semester 2 of the 2017-2018 school year:  

Test Level

Date of Written

B2 (most difficult)

April 23


April 24

A2 (least difficult)

April 25

How do students register to write the DELF?

There are a limited number of spaces available.  If you are interested in participating, you must register no later than March 27, 2018 using the Online Form.


Confirmation of participation will be sent--by April 3, 2018--to the telephone number or email address provided at the time of registration.  Participating students will be given instructions for scheduling a date, time, and location for their oral interview (online)—transportation to and from the testing site is the responsibility of the student.

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