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OCDSB Grade 12 French Proficiency Test

What is the DELF?

The Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) is an internationally-recognized test of French proficiency for persons whose first language is not French. 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.

Who can take the DELF?

Twice a year (in the fall and spring), the OCDSB offers its eligible students the opportunity to participate in the DELF. Students are eligible during the semester in which they are enrolled in a Grade 12 FSL course.

With each test administration, student interest continues to grow. In 2017-2018, participation rose to over 1,500 students (87% of all eligible), with 94% successfully obtaining their DELF certificate. We are pleased to continue to offer this opportunity to OCDSB students who have not previously participated, during the semester in which they are enrolled in a Grade 12 FSL course within our District. For more information, please refer to the following brochure:

OCDSB Grade 12 French Proficiency: Information for Students Taking the DELF

What is required to obtain a DELF certificate?

To obtain a DELF certificate, a student must successfully pass both a written exam and an oral interview.

The written exam is scheduled internationally and is conducted at the student’s school, beginning at 12:00 Noon on each test date (see table under DELF Administration Schedule).

Oral interviews take place at one of two district testing sites within 3 weeks following the written exam. Participating students will be notified by email and provided with instructions on how to register for their oral interview. Interview slots are limited therefore students are encouraged to register early in order to secure their preferred testing time and location.

DELF Administration Schedule – Semester 1 (Fall 2018)

The DELF administration schedule for OCDSB students enrolled in a Grade 12 FSL course in Semester 1 of the 2018-2019 school year is as follows:

DELF Test Level

Written Exam Date

Oral Interview Date

B2 Test Level (most difficult test level)

Monday, November 26, 2018

TBD (November 27 – December 14, 2018)

Note: Students are responsible for scheduling and arranging transportation to their oral interview. Sign-up information will be provided via email to participating students by November 6, 2018. Failure to register for an oral interview may result in their withdrawal.

B1 Test Level

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A2 Test Level (least difficult test level)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


How do students sign-up to challenge the DELF?

To secure their participation, eligible Semester 1 students must register no later than October 30, 2018 using this Online Form.

Confirmation of participation will be sent by November 6, 2018 to the secure email address provided at the time of registration. Detailed instructions on how to sign-up for an oral interview will be provided to participating students at that time.

Note: due to tight timelines and system constraints, we cannot guarantee a place to late registrants, nor to students who fail to register for their oral interview, despite their eligibility.

Where can students get help selecting a test level?

The OCDSB offers its students a choice of 3 test levels: A2 (least difficult), B1, or B2 (most difficult). The choice of what level to challenge is made by the student with the help from their FSL teacher. 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:

http://delf-dalf.ambafrance-ca.org/sample-subjects

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