Originally scheduled for last July, the DELF Junior Exam had to be postponed due to the pandemic. Over 1000 secondary students were expected to take the A1 exam in 9 Caribbean islands, as the first step towards an easier access to the French higher education system. Unfortunately, the closing of schools and the chaos it created for teachers and students made it impossible to organize the exam at the time.
Despite the circumstances, the IFLE team and the Ministries of Education of seven Caribbean islands resumed their work since September to offer this exam in a few pilot schools in December, where it is possible. The number of candidates is of course much lower than what was expected earlier in the year, but the team still works towards having a small group of students taking the exam in each participating country.
In order to assist with the financial constraints experienced by many parents, the IFLE Project has decided to sponsor up to 70% of the cost of the A1 exam as well as the full cost of the A2, B1 and B2 Exams.
In addition, the DELF examiners of the region were offered a refresher training on the format of the exam, what is expected from the candidates and how to mark the different components, so that they are perfectly ready to participate in this exam session. As the registration deadline is approaching, the IFLE team and the Ministries of Education are working closely with the teachers to identify candidates (FORM 4 or 5 students) who are willing to take the exam, as it is an opportunity that may not present itself again.
For any inquiry regarding registrations for the DELF exam, contact Ms. Sabrina Lipoff, IFLE Education Project Manager, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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