Première en Irlande! St. Conleth’s Signs Contract to Host the DELF Scolaire

What exactly is happening in our French Department? They are supposed to represent a nation which proudly invented the 35-hour work week, the two hour/two bottle déjeuner and battle-tanks with only reverse gears, but here are Mr. Porzadny and Ms. Crowley again trumping the other Conlethian academic departments, as well as all the other French teachers in Ireland! Insouciance? Non… chutzpah!  Our colleagues have somehow managed to find time to mark their exams, conduct their aurals and orals, carve some new oak wine casks for Mr. K’s extensive cellars and earn the right to be named as the first school in Ireland to host the DELF Scolaire,  the most prestigious International French programme and exam for secondary students.  Our two teachers have been sneaking away for ‘in-services’ since September and we thought they were just hunting for unpasteurised cheese but lo-and-behold they return with such an unprecedented honour for the school!  Now, Transition Years, you must brush up on that vocabulaire et grammaire, because when you get back in January, the eyes of two nations will be on you!

 

Ann Sheppard with Mr. Porzadny and Ms. Crowley signing the DELF contract with Nathalie-Zoé Fabert (Attachée de coopération pour le français: Ambassade de France en Irlande)
Ann Sheppard with Mr. Porzadny and Ms. Crowley signing the DELF contract with Nathalie-Zoé Fabert (Attachée de coopération pour le français: Ambassade de France en Irlande).

Click to see how Mme. Fabert announced it on Twitter:

Here in English!  Here en français!

And here is all the info on the DELP programme!