Over the past few weeks, we have been walking you through the DELF Tout public in our blog by providing you with guides for the DELF. In this article we will be talking about the DELF Junior and its advantages as a Grade 10 to 12 student in British Columbia.
Let us start by answering explaining what DELF Junior is about. This test is an official and internationally recognized exam that is designed for teenagers between 12 and 18 years old in secondary school. It has the same structure as DELF for adults, but the topics are different. The topics discussed in DELF Junior are those that are of interest of young people.
There are four levels of French that are evaluated in this test (in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): A1, A2, B1, B2.
In Canada, many school divisions use the DELF results to help evaluate the effectiveness of their French programs.
In some places, like British Columbia, the DELF certification qualifies for external credits under the British Columbia Ministry of Education External Credentials Program.
According to the grade, the external credits can be:
Students who succeed in their DELF exam must present their diploma, given by l'Alliance Française de Vancouver, to the school councilor or administration to obtain the appropriate credit.