DELF Language Proficiency – Student Exam Registration
June 18, 2020
Message to Parents and Students
The Department of Education and Lifelong Learning is pleased to announce that a DELF exam session will be available this summer for the 2020 Grade 12 graduating class from August 10 to August 15. France Éducation International sets the dates for all Canadian provinces and territories. The collective written exams will be taking place on the following dates and time:
Exam B2: Monday August 10, 1:00 pm
Exam B1: Tuesday August 11, 1:00 pm
Exam A2: Wednesday August 12, 1:00 pm
The individual oral interviews will also be taking place during that week.
The location of the exams will be determined after the registrations are completed and will depend on the number of students registered. We will also need to develop strict guidelines to accommodate requirements of the Chief Public Health Office during Covid-19.
Students must register in advance on this website by Friday July 3rd. They will receive a confirmation of their registration. Later in July, we will communicate to students their schedule, the location and any necessary health protocol prior to the exam.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact the e-mail address below.
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