DELF Language Proficiency – Student Exam Registration
July 16, 2020
Message to Parents and Students
The Department of Education and Lifelong Learning regrets to inform you that the summer DELF exam session planned for August 10 to August 15 has now been cancelled. After hearing from all Canadian provinces and territories during a national call last week, the decision was made to cancel this summer session to comply with pandemic restrictions as well as the importance of the DELF as a positive educational experience.
The optional DELF diplomas have been offered in Prince Edward Island consistently for several years, however this is an optional exam. We understand that for many students this will be very disappointing and that many appreciate the opportunity the DELF presents for future educational possibilities. We will continue to work with the Embassy and France Education Internationale to evaluate the situation and to possibly offer a DELF session in the fall. Students graduating from Grade 12 this June 2020 may be able to access a DELF opportunity at that time.
We want to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we will continue to seek potential options in the future.
Director of French Education, Programs and Services
The DELF is an official diploma awarded by the French national ministry of education. The DELF is available in 173 countries and administered by more than 1000 authorized centres, including 39 in Canada. Since its introduction, more than 35 000 Canadians took 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.
Based on this framework, four separate DELF exams exist. 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 DELF Scolaire will take place from August 10-15, 2020.
Am I eligible to participate in the DELF exams?
DELF scolaire is available exclusively to grade 12 students enrolled in either the Core French or the French Immersion program at their high school.
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:
- High school you attend
- Type of French language program
- Level of French language evaluation you request (A2, B1, B2)
- Exam adaptations required (Upload physician’s written verification)
Is there a fee for the exam?
There is no charge for high school students 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 1h40 (A2) to 2h30 (B2).
How can I prepare for the exam?
The DELF preparation guide has helpful links for students preparing for the exam.
When will I receive my diploma?
With the 2020 exams being written later in the year, results will be sent once the exams are corrected. This takes approximately 2 weeks. The diplomas will be sent to students approximately 2 months after writing their exams.
Does my diploma have an expiration date?
The DELF diploma is valid for life.
How do I become an examiner or a test corrector for the exams?
Contact the DELF Exams Centre to learn more about becoming an examiner or a test corrector and to be notified of upcoming training opportunities for those positions.
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 Lifelong Learning
250 Water Street, Suite 101
Summerside, PE C1N 1B6