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71 Jamaicans awarded certifications by Alliance Francaise de la Jamaique

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Successful DELF candidates from St George's College, with their teacher Shelley Wong and French Ambassador Jean-Michel Despax.

The Alliance Francaise de la Jamaique recently had its annual DELF/DALF French language certification awards ceremony on December 7 at the Embassy of France.

A total of 71 certificates were presented to Jamaican students and adults who successfully sat international French language exams in June.

The first DELF certificates were awarded in Jamaica by the Alliance Francaise in 2006. Ten years later, more than 800 Jamaican nationals and foreign residents have sat these exams.

The DELF and DALF are diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates. These diplomas are internationally recognised and are valid for life. There are specific versions of the exams for children, teenagers and adults.

The Alliance Francaise de la Jamaique offers these international exams in June of each year and organises preparation classes for Juniors (primary and high-school students) and adult candidates.