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ERIC Number: EJ1050598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0008-4506
The DELF in Canada: Perceptions of Students, Teachers, and Parents
Vandergrift, Larry
Canadian Modern Language Review, v71 n1 p52-74 Feb 2015
The "Diplôme d'études de langue française" (DELF) has recently gained attention in Canada for its potential as a national French second language (FSL) proficiency test. This article explores the perceptions of students, teachers, and parents in various school jurisdictions across Canada on a range of issues related to the DELF test and diploma. Participants completed online questionnaires. Findings showed that a high percentage of all respondent groups deemed the DELF to be a fair and appropriate measure of FSL proficiency and would recommend the test to others. This result suggests that the DELF shows promise as an appropriate measure of FSL proficiency; however, some factors will need attention before the DELF can fully realize that potential. The article concludes with implications of the findings for FSL proficiency testing in Canada and suggestions for further research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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