delf logoThe Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française (DELF) is a diploma issued by the French Ministry for National Education that certifies a learner’s proficiency in French. These evaluations are intended for those whose first language is not French. DELF diplomas are recognized around the world. The DELF Canada Centre reports that approximately 65,0000 Canadians have written the exam since 2009. In 2019, DELF examinations were available in 175 countries.  

The SMCDSB will offer Grade 12 FSL students an opportunity to challenge the DELF exam in May 2020. The learners, with the support of their teacher, will self-select which CEFR level (A2, B1, B2) to challenge. The DELF exam assesses the learner’s French proficiency in listening comprehension, reading comprehension, spoken production and written production.

Spring 2020 DELF exam dates 

Written exams (listening, reading, writing):

  • Monday, May 4, 2020 from 12 to 3 p.m. (B2)
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 12 to 2 p.m. (B1)
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 12 to 2 p.m. (A2)

*locations will be selected based on number of applicants

Speaking exams:

  • Saturday, May 9, 2020, SCDSB Education Centre (1170 Hwy 26, Midhurst)
  1. Complete online registration
  2. Complete written exam on designated date (see above) 
  3. Students individually complete oral exam at the Simcoe County District School Board Education Centre on May 9, 2020. All participants will receive details, including the exact date, time and location of their oral exam, via the contact information provided on the registration form. 
  4. Registration closes on Friday, March 6, 2020

Transportation to and from the exam locations is the responsibility of the parent/guardian/student. 


Sample DELF exams and practice activities