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Advanced French Classes Have Record Numbers

Mme Cansse writes on the board while students sit at their desks listening

French International offers advanced French classes to high school-aged alumni to prepare them for the DELF/DALF exams. This year, French International has a record 42 students taking after-school advanced French classes of various levels.


The DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes de Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) exams are recognized by the French Ministry of Education. The diplomas can take the place of an entrance exam to a French University. 


There are different levels of the DELF/DALF exams with the highest level, C2, demonstrating an almost native level of language proficiency.


Since most French-track alumni, test out of their high school French classes, French International offers them an opportunity to continue learning the language. Monday through Thursday, high school students spend time on campus writing, reading, listening, and speaking French. Middle school teacher, Angélique Canse, teaches three classes a week, and fifth-grade teacher, Thierry Anne, teaches an advanced class as well. The classes are designed to prepare students for a particular exam depending on their level of French. 


While French International does not have a high school, it’s important to the school’s culture and mission to allow students the opportunity to continue their language and pursue DELF/DALF diplomas if they choose.

Two students with workbooks on their desks talking to each other
Three students at their desks looking at their workbooks.

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