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FSL Student Proficiency DELF Exam
The Durham District School Board will be offering the DELF again this year to students who have registered in grade 12 FSL classes (Semester 1 or Semester 2).  This exam tests students’ ability to use French in real-life situations. Successful candidates will receive a DELF diploma from France’s Ministry of National Education. The diploma is recognized around the world and is valid for life.

This year's exam will take place during the week of May 6, 2019.

​​​​Application/consent form must be submitted no later than
​5:00 p.m., February 19, 2019 to be considered.

DELF@ddsbWhat is DELF?
The Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) is an internationally recognized test of French proficiency. It is based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), which defines language proficiency along six global levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. At each level, proficiency is measured across four competencies: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The French Ministry of National Education awards successful candidates a diploma that is valid for life.

Who can take the DELF?
Students enrolled in a Grade 12 FSL course this year, and who have not previously written the DELF.

Where and when will the test take place?
​The test will take place at:
Forest Brook Community Center
60 Kearney Drive, Ajax.

Please note: location may change based on number of participating students.  More information will follow closer to the date.  

Written exams will be as follows:

​​Test Level Date of Written Exam Time
B2 (most difficult) May 6 ​Noon
​B1 May 7 ​Noon
May 8 ​Noon
​Please note: ​ ​If you do not arrive on time, you will not be
permitted to write the written exam. No exceptions.

Individual oral exam times will be set for the week of May 7th-17th and will likely be on a separate date from the written exam. Please note, we cannot accommodate requests for specific dates and your oral interview time slot will not be changed.  

​How do students sign up?

There are a limited number of spaces available.

If interested in participating, students must:

  • Complete ​​the Application/Consent Form by February 19, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.

    NB* Students under the age of 18 — parent permission required
    Students under the age of 18 MUST have the consent portion of the application electronically signed by a parent/guardian in order to be considered.  Applications must be submitted via the Google Form and will not be accepted in any other format (Students must be logged into Google Chrome with their DDSB account in order to access the form). 
​​​​Application/consent form must be submitted no later than
​5:00 p.m., February 19, 2019 to be considered.

Confirmation of participation will be sent during the month of March via your FSL teacher/Department Head.

Detailed information about scheduling for the oral interviews will be provided after confirmation of participation.

Click here to submit your application! 

Note: Transportation to and from the testing site is the responsibility of the student.  ​


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Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6 Canada

Phone: 905-666-5500
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