French Exams

French Exam Preparation

 

We can prepare you for the following Internationally recognized French examinations

1. TEF                    

The TEF (Test d’Evaluation du Français) is an assessment of proficiency in the French language, used by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to assign points for the language factor when applying for citizenship.

For immigration inquiries, please visit the CIC website. Our staff isn’t trained to answer immigration questions.

Applicants may be required to take the QCM: multiple-choice questionnaire tests (written comprehension, listening, vocabulary and structure); the written expression test; and the oral expression test.

2.  DELF certification qualifies for credits under the British Columbia Ministry of Education External Credentials Program.

You can find more information about DELF on the Canadian platform for DELF of the French Embassy.

The DELF has recently been introduced in BC schools. It is a widely recognized diploma based on the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR). The DELF has 4 independant units: A1, A2, B1, B2. The DALF has 2 independant units: C1 and C2. More than 500,000 people pass the DELF exam every year. Every DELF has the same value and is valid for life! It has 4 variants:

What is the DELF and who takes this exam ?

The DELF (or, “Diplomes d’Etudes en Langue Francaise”) is an exam for the first degree. This exam corresponds to a level of 400 to 450 hours of French coursework. It is intended for students who are at the advanced level who would like to progress in many diverse situations in every day life (social relations, professionals, conversations with native French speakers, comprehension of the media).

The structure of the Exam :

The DELF is presented in four distinct units; independent of one another and calling on diverse competencies.

Unit A1 :
Oral
Exam in three parts:
– directed interview
– exchanging information
– simulated conversation.

Written
Exam in two parts:
– filling in a form
– writing simple sentences (post cards, messages, captions….) about everyday life.

Unit A2 :
Oral
Exam in three parts:
– directed interview
– exchanging information
– simulated conversation.
Written

Writing two short essays (friendly letter or message)

– describing an event or personal experiences
– writing an invitation, thank you letter, apologise, ask, inform, compliment….

Unit B1 :
Oral
Exam in three parts:
– directed interview
– interactive exercise
– expressing a point of view from a triggering document

Written
Expressing a personal behaviour on a general theme ( essay, mail, article….)

Unit A4 :
Oral
Introducing and defending one’s point of view from a short triggering document.

Written
Taking personal and argued position ( contributing to debate, formal letter , critical article)