King’s Academy, March 18, 2015 — Tyma Al Nimri ’15 has done her community proud by becoming the first King’s Academy student to earn the DALF diploma in advanced French. Al Nimri successfully completed the DALF C1 exam (the penultimate proficiency level of the course) last December, which certifies that she can express herself fluently and independently, and can produce well-structured discourse in French with a solid vocabulary and without hesitation.
Inspired as a child by the French language cartoon Petite Madeline – which made her fall in love with the French language and culture although she could not understand a word – Al Nimri has been working hard to learn French and perfect her language skills since the seventh grade. At King’s, she took the elective course Le monde Francophone for three consecutive terms before going on to take AP French Language and Composition.
“Le monde Francophone was one of the best courses I took at King’s because it exposed me to the French and Francophone culture, as well as the language,” said Al Nimri, who has plans to sit for the final exam of the course, DALF C2, by the end of this year.