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The DELF-DALF, TCF and Ev@lang Meeting event returns for its 5th edition

After a two-year gap caused by the pandemic, 80 managers of FLE exam centres abroad met in Sèvres for three days of exchanges and reflection from October 17th to 19th. 70% of DELF-DALF centres around the world, which correspond to 75% of candidates registered in one year, were represented thanks to participation from 64 countries.


The members of this dynamic global network, which is at the heart of educational and linguistic cooperation, took part in several workshops and round tables on the key themes for properly managing exam centres, developing certifications, and monitoring their quality. Other topics addressed included the recruitment and training of staff, developing long-term cooperation projects, diversifying the certifications on offer, fighting fraud, and the profitability of the network.

The future of the network was also addressed through the gradual implementation of new digital tools that will, in the near future, change the management of these activities, which are essential to the development of the French language around the world and to the strength of establishments in the French cultural network.

Interventions by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (ministère de l’Europe et des affaires étrangères), notably those by Matthieu Peyraud, the director of soft diplomacy, by Marie Buscail, deputy director for French language and education, and by Carole Dandeville and the team from the Francophone educational cooperation centre, put an essential spotlight on the current results and expectations regarding strategy and forward planning.

This 5th occasion was also an opportunity to highlight France Éducation international’s partners and to allocate a place to providers such as CNED (National Centre for Distance Education), TV5Monde and RFI, with whom the teams in the evaluation and certification departments work every day. There were also contributions from publishing houses so as to showcase the work carried out to support candidates for French-language certification.

Lastly, these Meetings were also marked by a celebration of 20 years of TCF, which has been established as the benchmark test for French-language evaluation.

Join us for the 6th edition of the event in 2024!