We did it!!
One of the main goals of the IFLE Program is about to be reached and it is already a success!
After months of hard work, we are pleased to announce that the DELF Junior Exam is finally taking place this week in 7 Caribbean countries (Antigua & Barbuda, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines and Grenada). Twenty schools in total were identified to host the collective and individual exams, between December 14th and 17th.
This is the first time that the exam will be offered in schools in most of the countries, as it is usually held in the local Alliances Françaises. The DELF junior is an internationally recognized diploma issued by the French Ministry of National Education in recognition of French-language studies. It evaluates a student’s ability to communicate, both orally and verbally, with actual Francophones.
The IFLE Program sponsored 75% of the registration fees for the DELF A1, and 100% for the A2, B1 and B2 levels to allow as many candidates as possible to sit the exam. This was a relief for many families and the numbers of candidates progressively rose, from the start of the registration process. In fact, over 400 secondary school students will be sitting the exam this week!
The IFLE pedagogical team salutes the tremendous work done by:
- the teachers, who not only encourage and prepare their students to sit the exam but also attended various training sessions to become DELF examiners;
- the National Focal Points, who identified the appropriate schools/venues, liaised with the highest levels of their hierarchy to plan and coordinate the exam in their countries;
- the network of Alliances Françaises in the English-speaking Caribbean, who registered the students, took care of the printing of the copies and will assist in the examination and correction process;
- the IFLE team who liaised with all the relevant parties, provided training for examiners and share its expertise in relation to the DELF exam.
We thank everyone who contributed to this major achievement, and of course, we wish “bonne chance” to all the candidates!