Academic and Professional Learning opportunities

Diplome d'études en langue française: International recognition

The DELF-DALF diplomas are recognized around the world. They add extra value to your resume and are recognized by many administrative bodies, employers, and educational institutions as a measure of French second language proficiency.

DELF/DALF exam results open doors at universities in France and at a growing number of European and Francophone universities. Students who have earned a DELF level B2 will be exempted from the language test requirements for registration at French universities, through the preliminary application for admission (DAP) procedure in effect. 

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District recognizes the DELF B2 as an acceptable level of language proficiency for teachers of Core French, Intensive Core French and French Immersion programs:

District to Adopt DELF Certification for French Teachers
Posted: February 29, 2016

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, in cooperation with the Faculty of Education at Memorial University, has adopted the Diplome d'etudes en langue francaise (DELF) certification, as an objective measure of teachers' French language proficiency. DELF certification is replacing the oral and written Proficiency assessment formerly administered by the District.

DELF certification will be required for French Immersion, Intensive Core French and Core French teaching positions commencing in September of 2016. All teachers, both permanent and term, who have previously been assessed by the District, and approved for French immersion and ICF positions, are not required to provide DELF certification. Written notification of status will be issued to these teachers.

The preferred standard for French teachers is an average of 70% on the DELF B2 with at least 60% on each of the four components of the DELF B2.

Candidates who have not met the preferred standard may still apply and be considered for French teaching positions on the criterion of proficiency and in accordance with Article 6.03 of the Provincial Collective Agreement.

For more information on DELF examination sessions, including schedules and sites, candidates should e-mail: The DELF Centre is located in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Memorial University, St. John's campus, in room SN4039.

Professional Learning Opportunities

The Centre for Language Testing and Certification (DELF Centre) offers the following professional development opportunities to teachers of French as a second language (high school, postsecondary, community and private language programs):

  • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL)
  • DELF examination and administration