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Eighth Graders Shine in DELF

Valerie Bishop, Middle School French Teacher
Every year, in addition to the standard trappings of Middle School seniority, our 8th graders prepare for an important rite of passage: the DELF.
The DELF is short for Diplôme d’études en langue française (French language studies diploma). This is an international standardized test of French language proficiency is an official diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education and is valid for life. It is an important measure of how confident and capable EB students are when it comes to their ability to converse and opine in French.

Our students have been practicing for this exam in their French classes with Madame Bishop and Monsieur Labadie. They had to undergoa  mock exam proctored by Elodie Resurreccion, Corinne Pluche, Nordine Boulhais, Marion Tobie, Bénédicte Cambon, Emmanuel Labadie and Valérie Bishop, all certified trained examiners. The same team of teachers proctored and corrected the real exam, on March 23 and 24, 2022.

We are once again very proud of our 8th graders’ results in this year’s DELF. Our students all passed the B1 level of the exam with high scores, meaning that they are able to carry on a smooth and easy discussion and to share their opinions in French. They are also capable of dealing with situations likely to arise in daily life. Passing the DELF is crucial for students who plan to continue their studies abroad or can envision themselves living and working in France one day. It gives them the flexibility to consider all opportunities, including perhaps acquiring French citizenship, for which the DELF B1 is a requirement. 

Bravo aux élèves et merci aux professeurs !

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