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Professional Development Program - French Module
French Language Requirement
In addition to the academic and admission requirements, all candidates applying to the Professional Development Program (PDP) French Module at SFU must demonstrate an appropriate level of French language competency.
Students are placed in practicums in one of the options of the French Module according to their academic preparation and their level of French. The options are:
* also known as French as a Second Language (FSL)
- In the secondary immersion programs and in the programme francophone (elementary and secondary), student-teachers typically teach all subjects in French.
- In the elementary immersion programs, student-teachers typically teach all subjects in French.
- In the elementary and secondary Core French programs, student-teachers typically teach a French class and all other subjects in English.
DELF-DALF Exam Center at SFU
For details on the exams offered, exam dates, registration and preparation, please visit the DELF-DALF website.
Exams offered by the SFU DELF-DALF Examination Center are intended for current or future students of SFU and UBC.
Minimum requirements for admission to the PDP French Module at SFU
These are the minimum requirements for admission to the PDP French Module at SFU. The minimum requirements for other universities or institutions may differ. Please check with your institution.
|Program||Diplôma required (minimum)|
|Francophone Program (elementary or secondary)
|Secondary Immersion||DALF C1|
|Elementary Immersion||DELF B2 (Tout public)|
|Secondary Core French||DELF B2 (Tout public)|
|Elementary Core French||DELF B1** (Tout public)|
** DELF B1: A minimum score of 15/25 is required in each component of the exam.
The PDP Admissions committee first gives a general rating to each application, independently of the French proficiency level.
New for PDP 2021: Applications with equal ratings will be classified by French proficiency level.
NOTE : For the September 2020 start (and the PLP January 2021 start), the following levels are still being accepted
|Elementary Immersion||DELF B2 or B1*** (Tout public)|
|Secondary Core French||DELF B1 (Tout public)|
|Elementary Core French||DELF B1 (Tout public)|
*** DELF B1 : For elementary immersion, a minimum score of 15/25 is required in each component of the exam.
For candidates taking the exam at SFU, the results will be sent directly to the PDP Admissions office.
Candidates who already have a DELF or DALF must send a copy of their results or diploma to SFU OFFA at email@example.com for verification. We may need to see the original, in which case you can bring or send it to the OFFA and it will be returned to you.
Candidates taking the exam at the Alliance française in Vancouver can give permission to the exam center to send the results directly to the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affaires (OFFA) at SFU. In order to do this, candidates must send an email to Valentin Morin (firstname.lastname@example.org) requesting the exam center to send the results to SFU OFFA at email@example.com.
The results will be submitted to the PDP (or PLP) Admissions office. No admissions decisions to the French Module are possible without the DELF-DALF results.
NOTE: It is recommended to take the DELF-DALF as early as possible to complete your application. There are 3 official DELF-DALF exam sessions (tout public) per year in Canada, generally in March, June and November but not all sessions or diplomas are offered at every examination centre. Check the dates and make sure you take the exam in time to complete your program application. Candidates receive a certificate of their DELF-DALF exam results anywhere between 4 to 6 weeks after the exam. The diplomas take about 6 months.
DEADLINE for DELF-DALF exam results for the September 2021 intake:
- To receive an admission decision as early as possible (between February and May), applicants should take the exam in November 2020
- If you take the DELF-DALF exam in March, your application will be considered after the first wave of admissions
- If you take the DELF-DALF exam in June, your application will be considered only if there are spots remaining after the first waves of admissions
Decisions are possible only for complete applications. If you have submitted your DELF or DALF results but your application is incomplete, you will not receive an admission offer.