The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, in cooperation with the Faculty of Education at Memorial University, has adopted the Diplome d'etudes en langue francaise (DELF) certification, as an objective measure of teachers' French language proficiency. DELF certification is replacing the oral and written Proficiency assessment formerly administered by the District.
DELF certification will be required for French Immersion, Intensive Core French and Core French teaching positions commencing in September of 2016. All teachers, both permanent and term, who have previously been assessed by the District, and approved for French immersion and ICF positions, are not required to provide DELF certification. Written notification of status will be issued to these teachers.
The preferred standard for French teachers is an average of 70% on the DELF B2 with at least 60% on each of the four components of the DELF B2.
Candidates who have not met the preferred standard may still apply and be considered for French teaching positions on the criterion of proficiency and in accordance with Article 6.03 of the Provincial Collective Agreement.
For more information on DELF examination sessions, including schedules and sites, candidates should e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (709)864-2494. The DELF Centre is located in the Department of French and Spanish, Memorial University, St. John's campus, in room SN4027.