Le DELF-DALF en témoignages

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The DELF and DALF are official French proficiency tests. In this video, French teachers in various countries talk about what DELF and DALF mean to them. Below, you’ll find the transcript – click any phrase to read the English and follow links to related French grammar lessons.

Click any word in the text to see its translation and related grammar lessons.

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Comments: 4

This is a foreign language and bears no relation to the French taught in schools and colleges.

Bonjour !
Enjoyed reading the transcript. Really every bit of sentence is true after having experienced giving DELF!
Just unable to get the sentence of a teacher “ Pour moi, c’est vraiment des séasames à tous les niveaux.”
The transcript reads -“ For me , it really opens doors at all levels” but it’s not the literal translation I suppose. Could you expand a bit ?

Sésame comes from the expression "open Sesame," a magical phrase used to open doors.

I always thought that the phrase was " Open, says a me." and that the "a" was a way of making an English sentence sound foreign and exotic to young audiences. I remember it from children's television in the 1950's. I am astonished that the term is used in French. Here is some additional information.