Monday, September 24, 2012

DELF: Advanced French Classes for Middle and High school students.

The question is frequently asked: What do your students do to maintain their French once they complete the grades levels offered at L'Ecole Française du Maine?

Beginning this fall, we are pleased to announce a new program, specifically designed to meet the needs of our graduates and other students who have attained a high level of French.

Several alumni of L'Ecole Française du Maine meet weekly and socialize in French during the first sessions of the afterschool club "DELF". Students will review and practice their French speaking and writing skills while working toward the DELF exam. This program is made possible through a partnership with the Alliance Française of Boston, The French Library, The Ministry of Education and the cultural attache at the Embassy in Washington.

The DELF is an official diploma from France’s national Ministry of Education. Scores are valid for life, and are awarded and recognized around the world. Each year, more than 300,000 diplomas are awarded worldwide . The DELF officially certify the ability of students to use the French language in real-life situations based on the six competence levels identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFRL) for languages, an international standards. Thus, there are six separate examinations, including adaptations for all ages and all segments of the population.

At each level, five skills are assessed: listening, reading, writing, oral presentation and oral interaction. The assessors are trained by authorized experts, thus ensuring worldwide uniform standards of evaluation.

The class is fun and interactive and is open to qualified students. please call the school office for more information: (207) 865-3308