The Year 10 French students participated in an international French examination held at Alliance Française de Brisbane, the French cultural centre in Brisbane. This was a great chance for the students to test their language skills and challenge themselves in an authentic, French speaking environment.
DELF exams are held in over 120 countries each year and the diploma is a useful qualification, which is accepted around the world. The DELF (Diplôme Élémentaire de Langue Française/Diploma in French language), is issued by the French Ministry of Education, who certifies the French language skills of non-French candidates.
The DELF is designed to assess the communicative skills of a candidate in a real situation, using authentic documents, and to evaluate know-how (writing a letter, asking for information, exchanging opinions). There are six diplomas corresponding to the six-level scale of the Common European Reference Framework for Languages. At each level, four skills are evaluated: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Each diploma is internationally recognised and valid for life.
Here is what Lize Kasselman thought of the experience:
Last Tuesday, the Year 10 French students headed off to Alliance Francaise to undertake the AI Junior Scolaire exam. The exam entailed speaking, listening, writing and reading comprehension elements.
Although being rather nervous at first, we all feel that we have done quite well and are pleased with how it went, it turned out to be much easier than we were preparing for. This has been such a great experience to take a further step into the French-speaking world and come one step closer to being able to immerse ourselves fully in the beauty of the French language and culture. We cannot wait to further our knowledge and are grateful for this opportunity.