As a school, NG is aware of the necessity to skillfully communicate in a second language. Firstly, being proficient in other languages opens the door to many career opportunities. Learning different languages in addition to English helps prepare students for success in the 21st Century marketplaces.
Secondly, students who study additional languages also learn skills that help them succeed academically in other subjects. They become aware of the interconnectedness of all people, and are motivated to learn more about the history, geography, art, and music of the people whose languages they are learning.
Thus, learning another language takes students to a new cultural horizon. That is the reason why we at NG provide our students with the highest levels of foreign language proficiency, so that they can gain both the power and the pleasure of communicating effectively in languages other than English. Our French Department teachers’ sole objective is to help students reach greatness by implementing a well-designed curriculum that encourages every student from KG to Grade 11 reach their maximum potential. Our coherent and age-appropriate program provides students with all the necessary skills to relate and connect to the world around them.
New Generation International Schools offers students who are enrolled in the French classes the opportunity to participate in an international standardized French language assessment. This assessment gives students the chance to obtain a competency certification in the French language. The Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) is an internationally recognized series of qualifications awarded to language learners to validate their skills in French.
DELF is the official French-language diploma awarded by France's Ministry of National Education. It is recognized around the world and is valid for life. More than 300,000 diplomas are awarded each year.
The DELF is recognized in 165 countries and is offered by 965 accredited centers throughout the world, including 19 in Canada. As an official certification of second-language proficiency, the DELF tests the ability of students to use French in real-life situations.
Testing is based on the six reference levels identified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), a document produced by the Council of Europe after 12 years of research. The CEFR provides a series of descriptions of abilities that can be applied to any language and that can be used to set clear targets for achievement within language learning. This framework has now become accepted as a way of benchmarking language ability all over the world.
DELF has been consistent with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages since September 1st 2005.
Through an examination of their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, students can be granted diplomas at various levels. The resulting diploma issued by the French Ministry of Education is valid for life and is a recognized qualification in many educational and business institutions worldwide.
Every NG student enrolled in DELF from 2014 to 2018 has passed the exam and been awarded the DELF Diploma.