Algoma District School Board is offering
world-renowned DELF Testing in the spring of 2017 for Grade 12 students
Algoma District School Board’s French as Second Language (FSL) programming is enjoying exciting developments which will help to increase students’ confidence, proficiency and achievement in
their ability to use their French language skills.
This summer, Algoma District School Board offered DELF Correcteur training. Twenty-eight ADSB educators took part in an intensive 4-day training session including FSL teachers from both elementary and secondary panels, Long Term Occasional teachers, administrators, program team members and the Director of Education. Training in August was facilitated by one of Canada’s leading experts in the CEFR, Denis Cousineau (pictured below centre with group), a sought-after Provincial leader, trainer and scorer.
Successful candidates worked towards obtaining a Certificate from the CIEP in France. The certification is recognized in 167 countries in the world and allows the recipient to administer and score the DELF examinations.
The DELF (Diplome
d’études en langue française) is recognized internationally as an official
certification of second-language proficiency and tests the ability of students
to use French in real-life situations. In the spring of 2017 the DELF exam will
be offered to Grade 12 students in the Algoma District School Board
(ADSB). ADSB is one of over half the
school boards in Ontario who will be participating in the FSL Student Profiency DELF Pilot Project with students writing this
internationally-recognized language exam.
The DELF exam
is offered by the Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques (CIEP) to assess
language skills of people whose first language is not French. Testing is based on the six reference levels
identified in the Common European
Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The CEFR provides a comprehensive overview of
competencies that French language learners need to develop in order to
communicate and interact effectively. It
is the backbone to the revised French Second Language (FSL) curriculum in
Ontario and has now become accepted as a way of benchmarking language ability
all over the world.
Many of the
successful ADSB educators were on hand at a recent board meeting, including (pictured below left to right) Nancy Rancourt, ADSB’s K-8 FSL Administrator along with K-12 FSL Special Assignment Teacher Tracy Reid and teacher/monitrice de langues and CEFR Aurélia Pécheux, to receive their
official certificates and were congratulated for earning this valuable