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I came across these French assessment materials, thanks to Sarah on the TES forum. French teachers may find them interesting.

CIEP stands for Centre international d'études pédagogiques. DELF stands for Diplôme élémentaire en langue française.

CIEP is from the French Ministry of Education. the DELF (and DALF) exams are provided for learners of French around the world. The site says:

Chaque diplôme correspond à l'un des quatre premiers niveaux du Cadre européen commun de référence pour les langues. Pour chaque niveau une série d'épreuves évalue les quatre compétences de communication : compréhension et production écrites et orales.

  • Le diplôme délivré est le Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française. La mention DELF scolaire n'apparaît pas.
  • La structure des examens est la même que celle du DELF dans sa version "tous publics", seuls les thématiques et les supports diffèrent et sont adaptés aux publics scolaires.
Conditions générales
  • L'introduction du DELF scolaire est soumise à la signature d'une convention entre les autorités éducatives locales et l'ambassade de France.
  • Le DELF scolaire est accessible à tout jeune de nationalité étrangère, scolarisé dans un établissement habilité dans le cadre de la convention.
  • Les sessions sont organisées chaque année dans les établissements scolaires avec l'aval de la Commission nationale du DELF et du DALF.
  • Les inscriptions se font directement dans les établissements scolaires.
  • Les tarifs sont fixés par le service de coopération et d'action culturelle de l'ambassade de France en liaison avec les autorités éducatives locales. 
The sample exam papers are worth a look. I found it of interest that the question types resemble closely those we see on GCSE papers in England and Wales. Plenty of multi-choice, identification of factual information, true/false/not mentioned, matching and so on. The written assessment is a fairly open-ended composition.

There are four levels for the DELF scolaire exams, with the higher (B2) level resembling A-level work. There si also a "tous publics" version of the exams (linked above).

Anyway, have a look if you are interested. You may find the sample papers (pdf format) useful for your own classes. There are sound files you can stream online or download.


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