DELF TRAINING PROGRAM
What is the main benefit?
DELF stands for Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française and by training for and passing the exam, you will receive an internationally recognised certificate proving your level of French proficiency.
The DELF training program provides students with a focused path to improving their French quickly. The reason is this: the DELF exam test students on all four competencies (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Since most students are better at reading and writing and less confident with their listening and speaking, the focus is on bringing up the level of the latter two competencies.
At the end of the program, students report feeling much more confident in their French across the board
What would my level be?
The guide below is very general. We know everyone’s French learning history is different, so please contact us to discuss your exact level.
When are the classes?
Since the classes for the DELF are so small, we find it works best to set the time and day of the lesson in consultation with the group. If you are interested, please contact us and let us know if you have a preference for :
afternoon classes (5pm)
If you can only make evening classes, still get in touch as we may be able to accommodate you if others are also interested. Alternatively, we can deliver the DELF programme through a series of private lessons.
We structure the program so that no classes are held during school holidays, nor in any week that contains a public holiday regardless of whether your class falls on the public holiday itself or not.
What sort of commitment is required?
Classes are an hour long and have a maximum of four students. In order to feel comfortable siting the exam, we recommend you do a minimum of two hours of homework per week. This homework will be comprised of exercises set from the textbook as well as independently working through a list of language points provided to you by Lingua Franca.
Do I have to sit the exam?
In a word, no. If you're not feeling ready when the exam comes around, you can always decide not to do it. There are also DELF/DALF exams held in May of each year, so you can always postpone until then. Some people really do not enjoy exams, which we understand. Others find the pressure of an upcoming exam a great motivator. The choice is yours and we'll support you wither way.
15-Weeks VS 30-WEEKs
The 15-week program is suitable for students who already have a very good level of French for the DELF level chosen. There is therefore ample time to learn about both the exam format and the content and to hone your skills in time for the exam.
The 30-week exam is a better choice for people who are newer to French and/or undertaking the test for the first time.
WHAT IS THE COST?
The cost of the DELF program varies slightly as the exam registration fees change the higher the level (see table below).
There are three ways to pay for your DELF lessons:
UPFRONT receive $100 off course fee
INCREMENTS split the fee into up to four invoices payable before the course start date
WEEKLY split the cost of the program over the duration of the course
*exclusive of Ezidebit fees, which are minimal. Please contact us for more details.
Please note: the 30-week program is paid over 40 weeks and the 15-week program over 20 weeks which accounts for public holidays and school holidays.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COST?
Guaranteed maximum class size of 4 students
Official training textbook
Exam registration fee
Access to past papers
Other support material
Tutor attendance at exam