French Competitions

There are three levels: Novice (1st/2nd year), Intermediate (3rd year) and Advanced (4th/5th year and up, including natives). Those who are native speakers/heritage speakers may not register for any level other than Advanced. If they do not register at this highest level, their score will be invalidated.

 

Registration for the French Competition is now Closed. Thank you to everyone who registered!

Novice Competition

Prepared Recitation (09:25 – 10:25 a.m.): Teachers will have the opportunity to choose the readings for their students. Each reading, be it prose or poetry, must be between 15 and 20 lines. It also must be memorized and recited with feeling and emotion, not just read by rote. Each participant must give the judges a copy of what they are to recite prior to the performance. Each recitation should be no longer than 2 minutes. Recitations will be evaluated on language assuredness/fluency, pronunciation, feeling and memorization.

Intermediate and Advanced Competitions

There are three main categories: Impromptu role play situations, prepared drama from a known play, and prepared drama written by students

Impromptu role play situations (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.): Students will decide in advance with whom they wish to work (must be in groups no larger than four people). They will be given a situation to negotiate and the performance would be given a time limit of 6 minutes. They will be evaluated on language assuredness/fluency, pronunciation, and grammar/vocabulary usage. Students will be given a situation related to one of the following topics: food/restaurants; daily activities/week-end activities; hobbies, sports, shopping, school/classes; vacation, travel; job interview; discussing future plans; talking about past activities. ***Only one group from each school at each level please.

Prepared drama from a known play (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.): Students will have already prepared a short drama to perform for the judges. They may perform in groups of 3 to 10. Student performances should be no longer than 10 minutes and must be memorized. The group must provide the judges with a copy of the play prior to their performance. They will be evaluated on language assuredness/fluency, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary usage, and preparedness. ***Only one group from each school at each level please.

Prepared drama written by students (11:35 – 12:35 a.m.): Students will have written a short drama to perform for the judges. They may perform in groups of 3 to 10. Student performances should be no longer than 10 minutes and must be memorized. The group must provide the judges with a copy of the play prior to their performance. They will be evaluated on language assuredness/fluency, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary usage, and preparedness. ***Only one group from each school at each level please.

***Unfortunately, due to time constraints, each school will only be able to register one group for prepared drama from a known play, and one group for prepared drama created by students in both intermediate and advanced levels.