Why take a DELF exam?

Today French is an official language in almost 50 countries, including Canada. It is spoken by more than 200 million people on five continents. It is also an official language of the United Nations, the Red Cross, and many other international organizations.


A DELF or DALF diploma offers:

  1. International recognition of French proficiency:
    • Life-long certification, whether obtained in the candidate's country or another country.
    • Based on the same international standard used in 164 countries (CEFR).
    • Facilitates interprovincial dialogue across Canada.

  2. A testimonial to one's success in learning French:
    • Recognition of the candidate's accomplishments to date on the path to French proficiency.
    • Represents an official document, recognized internationally, that enriches the candidate's school or professional portfolio.

  3. Advantages for postsecondary education:
    • Recognized internationally by francophone postsecondary institutions, including a growing number in Canada.
    • Acceptance into a university in France (B2 or higher level).

  4. Enhances one's resume:
    • A description in meaningful terms what the candidate is capable of doing in French.
    • An aid for professional advancement.
    • Helps to open doors to a wide range of career and recreational opportunities throughout Canada and around the world.

Source : http://acpi.ca/documents/delf_depliant_en.pdf page 3

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