French Oral Language Proficiency Requirements for Teachers

Am I eligible for a French oral language proficiency evaluation?

Individuals can access a time for a French oral language proficiency evaluation at the request of the school authorities or a school administration.

How do I schedule a French oral language proficiency evaluation?

At the request of the school authorities or the school administration, French Education, Programs and Services can evaluate the language competency of candidates seeking teaching positions.

What level of French oral language proficiency is required to teach French as a second language on P.E.I.?

  • In the French Immersion program, you must achieve the superior level
  • In the Core French program, you must achieve the advanced level

The French oral language proficiency level criteria from the province of New-Brunswick provides a description of each level. This document is only available in French.

How do I prepare for my French oral language proficiency evaluation?

A brief description is available for candidates to review before their evaluation:

French oral language proficiency evaluation description

How are the results of my French oral language proficiency evaluation communicated?

A letter stating the French oral language proficiency level will be emailed to both the candidate and the school authorities. Please allow up to 5 business days for processing.

What if I am not satisfied with the level and want to redo my evaluation?

  1. There is a six month waiting period before candidates can request another evaluation; however, should the candidate take intensive language training for at least three weeks, they can make a request to be evaluated a second time.
  2. You can request a second opinion where another evaluator will listen to the recording of your evaluation and confirm the level assigned.

When are French oral language proficiency evaluations available?

Evaluations are booked Monday to Friday during provincial government business hours and can be in person in both Charlottetown and Summerside or virtually using Google Meet. Please note that evaluation dates are predetermined by the French Education, Programs and Services staff and do not occur on a daily basis.

How can I find out more information?

French Education, Programs and Services
Education and Lifelong Learning
Holman Centre
250 Water Street, Suite 101
Summerside, PE C1N 1B6

Telephone: 902-438-4868
Email: mlraynor@edu.pe.ca

Published date: 
October 21, 2019
Education and Lifelong Learning

General Inquiries

Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
Holman Centre
Suite 101, 250 Water Street
Summerside, PE C1N 1B6

Phone: 902-438-4130
Fax: 902-438-4062

DeptELL@gov.pe.ca