By Angeli Aprilia Anastef & Fariha Annisa

Last Monday, 7th March 2022, Mutiara Harapan JHS students took their first DELF examination. Mutiara Harapan School is the first school chosen by Alliance Française as the DELF examination center in Sumatra. Jade Granier, the director of Alliance Française Medan, and Junita, the teaching coordinator, paid a visit to Mutiara Harapan School.

Mutiara Harapan School has provided students with a high-quality education of foreign language classes. One of the benefits is communicating in one of the most widely spoken languages. Many people are unaware that French is one of the most commonly spoken languages. This benefit must be adhered to continue learning French.

The Alliance Française’s mission is to promote and disseminate the French language and Francophone cultures over the globe. It is an organization that educates students and awards the DELF diploma to individuals who pass the DELF examination. Medan, Bali, and Semarang are all home to the Alliance Française Indonesia.

The DELF Examination is an official credential that certifies French language proficiency and has been well-prepared by the official government. It is recognized globally. The DELF examination contains several levels to determine which category you are compatible with: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2. Obtaining a diploma with a minimum of B2 level is one of the prerequisites for admission to French institutions and several French-speaking universities across the globe. A DELF diploma can be used on a resume for educational and professional purposes.

There are four components to the exam: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Each part will be awarded a score of 25, with a total score of 100.  You have to achieve at least 5 out of 25 in each section and a total score of 50 out of 100.

Why did Alliance Française choose Mutiara Harapan as one of the DELF examination centers? With the help of the teachers, Jade Granier believes that Mutiara Harapan students are competent to join the DELF examination. Not just that, they also convince that Mutiara Harapan will be able to provide the best possible assistance to anyone interested in taking the DELF examination.