The Embassy promotes French Language through a policy of educative and university cooperation with Singaporean and regional partners like the Ministry of Education, the RELC/SEAMEO (Regional Language Centre of Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation), schools, institutions, universities and polytechnics. It provides support to teaching of the French language, through offering information to students and training courses to the language teachers. This takes place either in Singapore or France.
For those whose projects are relevant to the linguistic issues or French language teaching, scholarships for linguistic immersion courses or annual studies are given out.
Scholarship applications are opened till the end of March every year.
In conjunction with the Alliance Française, we organize the sessions of the DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) examinations, which are national certificates of ability in French.
The Embassy also provides an all-rounded information on how to study French, whatever the purpose may be : to enrich someone’s cultural background, to join French University or "Grande Ecole" or to master the language for professional reasons.
We are able to recommend a course or a school, according to the personal preference.
What are DELF & DALF?
The DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and the DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are the first diplomas in "French as a Foreign Language" to gain international recognition as they are awarded and guaranteed by the French Ministry of Education. Since their introduction, these diplomas have been adopted in 114 countries. The Department for Culture, Science and Education is responsible for the administrative supervision of these diplomas in Singapore, on behalf of the French Ministry of Education.
Reflecting recent educational research, DELF and DALF are designed to evaluate the candidate’s ability to communicate in a real life situation.
- The DELF comprises of two parts or stages:
- DELF stage 1: includes 4 papers and covers the acquisition of basic competencies in French. It testifies that the holder can communicate in French in everyday situations.
- DELF stage 2: includes 2 papers at an intermediate-level in the command of the language, as well as general knowledge on French civilisation and an introduction to French technical terms in the chosen field of specialisation of the candidate.
- The DALF comprises of 4 papers at an advanced-level of command of French, with a view to higher education: the holder of a DALF diploma will be capable of following a course in a French university in his or her field of specialisation. DALF grants direct entry into a French university with no further requirements regarding the level of competence in the language.
You can contact Ms. Mathilde HERISSE the Attaché for French language promotion, attached to RELC at the Embassy of France
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All documentation on French as a foreign language or on linguistics, all methods to learn French are now available in the Resource Centre at the Alliance Française.
See also "Learning French in France".