Well, the results are in and I’ve officially passed the DELF B2. For an idea of what that means for my French, here is what CIEP (Centre international d’études pédagogiques) has to say about this level:
A B2 user has a degree of independence that allows him/her to construct arguments to defend his/her opinion, explain his/her viewpoint and negotiate. At this level, the candidate has a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and is capable of correcting his/her own mistakes.
Having said that, most of my initial reactions from the test were right on the mark; although I passed the level, my score wasn’t anything worth bragging about. From this point, I plan to regroup and challenge B2 again at some point in the future.
The happiest news is that my Linguathon idea raised about $200. Thanks again to all of my sponsors, your donation is going to a good cause! I wrote a simple “Post Exam Report” which can be found here.
As you know, language learning is something that I’m quite passionate about. If someone in your family or circle of friends aspires to some degree of competency in another language, please encourage them to keep at it. Contrary to popular belief, Albertans have a wealth of language learning opportunities and resources right here at home– there’s simply no need to move across the world for the sole purpose of welcoming another language into your life!