The Avon Maitland District School Board has offered the DELF for the past four years, and each year interest and enthusiasm for the French Proficiency test grows.


What is the 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. Successful candidates are awarded a diploma from the French Ministry of National Education.

Why challenge the DELF?

French is spoken worldwide and is the official language in almost 50 countries, including Canada. The DELF is recognized in more than 165 countries and …

  • Provides life-long certification
  • Recognizes your proficiency in French
  • Awards you with an official document that could be added to your resume or portfolio
  • Describes what you can do in oral communication, listening, reading and writing in French
  • Opens doors for travel, job and educational opportunities
  • Is recognized as a certified language assessment for acceptance into a French university (B2 level or higher)

 The DELF at Avon Maitland District School Board

  • Three test levels are currently offered offered: A2, B1 and B2. Students challenge only one level.
  • Choice regarding which level to challenge should be made with assistance from student’s FSL teacher
  • The test length varies between 100 minutes (A2, B1) and 150 minutes (B2)
  • Transportation to and from the testing site is the responsibility of the student

Additional Information

Should you have any questions related to the DELF test at Avon Maitland District School Board, please contact Laurie Long at or 519 – 527 – 0111 x129.

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