French Language, more than a tradition of the Institute Le Châtelard, is now essential in many areas in our increasingly internationalized society. No one could deny its privileged position in the arts, culture and diplomacy.
Students of the Institute Le Châtelard prepare each year the DELF (diploma of French language studies), or 3 sessions a year (December, March and June) at different levels.
The diplomas DELF and DALF (diploma detailed in French: advanced levels C1 and C2) are recognized worldwide and are integrated into the public school curriculum in many countries. They can serve as a passport for graduate courses or for access to Francophone universities. For example, the DALF holders are exempt from any linguistic test entry in a University French or Swiss.
Candidates for DELF and DALF examination
DELF: teenagers within school age.
DALF: university students and professionals
Skills assessed by the DELF & DALF exams
Examination DELF B1
At this level, the user becomes independent. The student is now able to interact, can understand and continue a discussion and can give his opinion. The student is able to fend for himself in unexpected situations of daily life.
Examination DELF B2
The B2 user has acquired a degree of independence that allows him to argue, defend his opinion, develop his point of view and negotiate. At this level, the candidate demonstrates fluency in social discourse.
Examination DALF C1:
The user of the language at the C1 level is autonomous, able to establish easy and spontaneous communication. The student has a vast lexical vocabulary and can choose an adequate expression to introduce his comments. He can produce a clear, well constructed speech, without hesitation which is demonstrated by using controlled structures.
Results at Le Châtelard
The Institute Châtelard which consisted of 77 students during the 2011-2012 school year, nearly two thirds have obtained the Diploma B2. This level allows our students to understand and communicate to an upper intermediate level. They can communicate with ease in most situations encountered while traveling in an area where the language is spoken. They can produce complex speech and text on topics which are familiar in their areas of interest. They can tell an event, experience or a dream, describe a hope or a goal and expose an organized and well-argued reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. They have shown great effort and can now understand the main ideas of concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their specialty. They can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either one or the other. They can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects, expressing an opinion on a topical issue and explain the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
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