DELF / DALF
The DELF/DALF is an official diploma delivered by the French National Education board to certify competences and proficiency in French for non-French speakers.
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Please note that we will NOT BE running the session in June 2018.
DELF - Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française
DELF covers the first 4 levels of the CECR (seedetails further below) in foreign languages : A1, A2, B1, B2. Each level is sanctioned by a diploma.
- absolute beginners
DALF - Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française
The DALF is composed of 2 independent diplomas corresponding to the last two levels of the CECR for Languages. People who have passed the DALF (C1 or C2) are exempt from taking language tests for entrance into French universities.
Language users at level C1 are independent. They can express themselves fluently and spontaneously. They have a large vocabulary and can choose the appropriate expression to introduce their comments. They can produce clear, well-structured discourse without hesitation and which shows controlled use of structures.
C2 users' proficiency in the language is illustrated by precision, appropriateness and fluency of expression. C2 candidates are capable of using the language for academic and advanced-level purposes.
For further details follow these links
further information on the DELF click here Wikipedia DELF Page
and Wikipedia DALF Page
What is the CECR?
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment. In French : Cadre européen commun de référence pour les langues : apprendre, enseigner, évaluer (CECR)
Developed through a process of scientific research and wide consultation, this document provides a practical tool for setting clear standards to be attained at successive stages of learning and for evaluating outcomes in an internationally comparable manner.It is the result of extensive research and ongoing work on communicative objectives, as exemplified by the popular ‘Threshold level’ concept.
The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) provides a basis for the mutual recognition of language qualifications, thus facilitating educational and occupational mobility. It is increasingly used in the reform of national curricula and by international consortia for the comparison of language certificates. On this subject, also consult the following sections:A European Union Council Resolution (November 2001) recommended the use of this Council of Europe instrument in setting up systems of validation of language competences.
The CEFR is a document which describes in a comprehensive manner the competences necessary for communicating the related knowledge and skills.
The CEFR is of particular interest to course designers, textbook writers, testers, teachers and teacher trainers – in fact to all who are directly involved in language teaching and testing. It facilitates a clear definition of teaching and learning objectives and methods which provides the necessary tools for assessment of proficiency.