French Language Classes

Essentiality of Learning French

French language is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages french language is an official language in 29 countries across multiple different continents, most of which are members of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), the community of 84 countries which share the official use or teaching of french language . French language is a major language of high-tech and business in the world. Knowledge of a second language is essential in over 60 occupations. Canada is officially bilingual and an international trading partner requires labelling in English and French on all imported products. More than 1,200 french companies have subsidiaries in the U.S. Knowing french language will improve your vocabulary in English.

Tests and Certificates

The European Language Certificates - today telc examinations, formerly VHS Certificate - arose in 1968 when a team of language experts to Robert Nowacek first developed as a standardized language test. The Diploma in Advanced French Languageor DALF for short, is a certification of french language abilities for non-native speakers administered by France's Centre international d'études pédagogiques or CIEP , (International Centre of Pedagogical Studies) for the country's Ministry of Education. It is composed of two independent diplomas corresponding to the top two levels, C1 & C2, of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Level C2 is the highest level attainable according to this framework, denoting mastery and proficiency in the french language. The "basic" and "independent" divisions of language proficiency are certified by the DELF levels A1 to B2. The Diploma in French Language Studies or DELF for short, is a certification of french language abilities for non-native speakers of french administered by the International Centre for French Studies (Centre international d'études pédagogiques or CIEP) for France's Ministry of Education. It is composed of four independent diplomas corresponding to the first four levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1, A2, B1 and B2. Above this level, the "Proficient User" divisions are certified by the DALF. The examinations are available in three varieties: "DELF Prim" which is for Primary school students (only available at A1 level), "DELF Junior et Scolaire" which is aimed at secondary-school aged students and "DELF Tous Publics" which is aimed at adults. Each variety is worth exactly the same and results in the awarding of the same diploma, but the material is varied to ensure that it is appropriate for the target cohort. DELF certificates are valid for life and do not expire. In the DELF examinations, the listening, reading and writing "Epreuves Collectives" are sat back-to-back in the afternoon, and the oral examination is taken separately.

The Test d'évaluation du français (TEF) is a test of fluency in french language for non-native speakers. It is awarded by the CCIP. It is often required to be admitted into universities and is recognized by the Federal government of Canada as a proof of fluency in immigration procedures. The test is made up of three mandatory and two optional sections. The reading, listening, grammar and vocabulary sections are mandatory and must be taken together, while the writing and speaking sections are optional and can be taken separately. The Test de connaissance du français (TCF) is a language placement test for nonfnative speakers of french language. It is administered by the Centre international d'études pédagogiques (CIEP) for the French Ministry of Education. It fulfils french language entry requirements, can be used to demonstrate language ability for job applications or for personal use, and is used by Québec for immigration procedures. The TCF follows the European standards for language tests as set forward in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and is equal to DALF, also offered by the CIEP. The test is made up of compulsory and optional sections. The reading, listening and language structures sections are mandatory while the writing and speaking sections are optional. The Test de français international (TFI) is a language proficiency test for non-native speakers of french language. It is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Format of TFI exam is standardized, multiple choice, contains 180 questions divided into two sections: listening and reading, composed of six parts (specific instructions are in French), lasts approximately 2.5 hours (including time for administrative procedures) and measures French proficiency on a single, continuous scale.