DELF scolaire : Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française for students
The internationally accepted language certificate is a standardized language test based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It was initiated by the French ministry of education and can since be acquired in cooperation with the French Cultural Institute. Depending on the language proficiency, holders of the diploma may also be entitled to study at French universities. The state examination is valid indefinitely.
DELF at ESS
The DELF club was founded ten years ago and this anniversary was duly celebrated.
Participating students are specifically prepared for the examination requirements by a French native speaker. The examination consists of a written part (listening comprehension, reading comprehension, text production) and an oral part (oral communication). The examination focuses on the students‘ ability to use their language competence in different realistic language contact situations. Specifically qualified external teachers carry out the evaluation.
Students from grade 8 to 12 can join the DELF Club and study in small groups depending on their language proficiency (A1, A2, B1, B2).
Due to the preparation for the language diploma, students feel more secure and familiar with the French language and culture. Not only test anxiety but also general fear of the unknown is reduced. With growing language competence, social issues become more important. We encourage our students to take part in the exchange program with our French partner school in Nancy. They can also apply for exchange programs with France, lasting several months. One being the Brigitte-Sauzay and the other being the Voltaire programe.
Considering increasing occupational mobility, the DELF-Diploma and the competences which are acquired offer advantages when applying for a semester or internship abroad. External certifications open up new opportunities on the job market and prove commitment and open-mindedness. The DELF-Diploma promotes linguistic diversity and facilitates intercultural competence in a globalized world.
Isabelle Rodrigues, head of DELF-Club