DELF Language Proficiency – Student Exam Registration
December 1, 2023
The Department of Education and Early Years announces that registration is now open for the DELF Scolaire session, 2024. Registration closes at noon on December 18, 2023. The DELF Scolaire will take place during the week of May 13, 2024 for high school graduates wishing to take the exam.
The DELF is an official diploma awarded by the French national ministry of education. The DELF is available in 175 countries and administered by more than 1000 authorized centres, including 40 in Canada. Since its introduction, more than 35 000 Canadians have taken the “DELF Scolaire” (for school-aged students).
As an evaluation of second-language proficiency, the DELF officially certifies the ability of students to use French in real-life situations based on the four competence levels identified within the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR). The CEFR was developed by the member countries of the Council of Europe to provide coherence and transparency for the learning, teaching and assessing of languages and can be applied to any language.
Four skills are assessed at each level: listening, reading, writing and speaking. In Prince Edward Island, the DELF Scolaire offers exams for three of the four competence levels: A2 (Beginner), B1 (Pre-intermediate) and B2 (Intermediate). The topics within the assessment include a variety of situations which are representative of the linguistic and cultural diversity in the world.
When are the DELF exams?
Exams for the DELF Scolaire will take place from May 13-17, 2024.
Am I eligible to participate in the DELF exams?
The DELF Scolaire exam may be taken by any grade 12 student enrolled in either the Core French, French Immersion or International Baccalaureate (IB) program on Prince Edward Island who has taken or is currently taking a 600 level French course.
What do I need to complete the online form?
You will be asked to provide:
- Identity and contact information including your;
- Date of birth
- Nationality and
- City of birth
- Education information including:
- Exam adaptations required (Upload physician’s written verification)
Is there a fee for the exam?
There is no charge for 2023 high school graduates to complete the DELF Scolaire exam.
Is an ID required?
You must bring approved photo identification with you to the exam.
How long does it take to complete the exam?
Depending on the language level being evaluated, the examination period ranges from 1 hour 40 minutes (A2) to 2 hours 30 minutes (B2).
How can I prepare for the exam?
The DELF preparation guide has helpful links for students preparing for the exam.
How will I know if I have passed the exam?
A statement of success will be sent to candidates in the two weeks following the end of the exams.
When will I receive my diploma?
The diplomas will be sent to students approximately 2 months after writing their exams.
Does my diploma have an expiration date?
The diplomas are valid for life but only reflect a student’s French proficiency at a specific point in time; they do not guarantee that proficiency lasts for life.
Who can I contact to learn more about the DELF?
The DELF Exams Centre
Division of French Education, Programs and Services
Department of Education and Early Years
250 Water Street, Suite 101
Summerside, PE C1N 1B6