(Diplôme d'Etude en Langue Française)
(diplome avancé en langue française)
Advanced Middle and High School After School French Classes
The French American School of Tampa Bay offers Advanced French Classes for their students who wish to keep their French after completing their immersion education at school. We offer this class primarily to meet our former students’ needs, to keep challenging them, and to help them reach a higher level of fluency in French. Many of these students were enrolled in our French immersion programs for many years or have demonstrated interest in the French language and culture. We also welcome outside students who have had a French experience at some point and who are looking to improve their proficiency in the French language.
The goal of the after-school program is to provide an opportunity for our graduates and other advanced French students to converse in French on a regular basis and to keep up with written skills in a fun and challenging atmosphere. Regular attendance will be required to participate and benefit from the program. While there will be much to learn, there will be a limited amount of class assignments. We understand that students will already be carrying full academic loads in their current middle and high schools.
The classes prepare the students for the DELF exams. The Diplôme d’Etudes de Langue Française (DELF) (English: Diploma in French Studies) is a certification of French-language abilities for non-native speakers of French, administered by France Éducation International (FEI) for France’s Ministry of Education.
The French American School of Tampa Bay has become an official “Centre de Passation” (Testing Center), alleviating the previous need to travel to take the DELF exams.
The DELF Exam designed by FEI is an official qualification awarded by the French Ministry of Education certifying a level of fluency in French. Such certifications are useful for school records, as well as college and job applications, as most institutions require a DELF B2 level.
SCORES ARE VALID FOR LIFE
The entire DELF-DALF program includes six different units. Each unit leads to an exam and if successfully passed, to a French diploma. The last levels of the program can give access to French universities without having to take another proficiency test before enrolling in a class (B2, C1, and C2).
Typically, French majors in college seek the DELF at the university level, but thanks to their immersion education, our students will be positioned to pass this exam prior to attending university. This is an impressive accomplishment that could exempt the students from foreign language requirements, or allow them to be accepted into higher-level classes sooner than is typical. The institution itself will make the determination, but the DELF will provide the students with an official record of their advanced proficiency in French. Passing the B2/C1 level should waive the language proficiency exam if attending a French higher education institution.
Classes run all year long, 4 quarters over the year, starting the week of October 4th 2021 thru May 2022.
Middle school/High School level class: B1 Preparation on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00pm
Middle/High school level class: B2 Preparation on Thursdays from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees for the first quarter are $320. Fees for the second quarter are $320. Fees for the third quarter are $320. Fees for the fourth quarter are $240. 15% discount for siblings.
Please note that the CIEP charge a separate fee to sign up for the exam. Test fees are in addition to the class fees and are still to be determined. All invoices need to be paid in full before enrolling onto the next month.
No classes will be held during the school vacation weeks or storm days
(Classes canceled due to storm days will not be rescheduled).