27.02.18 : French Consul Visit to St Leonards

On Tuesday, 27 February, students and staff welcomed Emmanuel Cocher, the Consul General for France in Scotland, to St Leonards to present DELF (Diplôme d’Études de Langue Française) exam certificates to students in Years 8-13.

Mr Cocher spoke at Senior School Assembly about the role of a diplomat and career opportunities in the diplomatic service, sharing his passion for languages with our own budding linguists.

After commending modern languages at St Leonards, Mr Cocher presented the certificates, which are recognised around the world as an international qualification in the French language. The DELF exams, which are offered at seven different levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), are now part of the curriculum at St Leonards, and act as a means of documenting the progress of our students before they go on to sit their GCSE and IB language exams.

Students were successful across the A1.1, A1, A2 and B1 tier qualifications. The B1 level exams are equivalent to the standard of knowledge and understanding required to apply for French citizenship.

Congratulations to all those who collected their certificates and a big thank you to Mr Cocher for coming to St Leonards for a third year to present the awards!

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