Concours d’art oratoire is Canada’s largest annual French-language public-speaking competition involving over a 100,000 students across Canada every year, and thousands of dollars worth of prizes.

The aims of this public speaking contest are to stimulate the interest of students learning French, to improve their oral skills, and to give them experience speaking in public.

This event is organized by Canadian Parents for French (CPF), who has worked together with parents and school staff since 1983 to organize school, district and provincial-level competitions.

Concours is open to French Second Language (FSL) and Francophone students from grades five through twelve who are studying Core French, Integrated French, Intensive French, French immersion (Early or Late) or French First Language (CSAP), or studying in at a CAIS school (Canadian Association of Independent Schools).

In the event that our schools and teachers are still affected by  work to rule, CPF Nova Scotia will open registration in March to past participants of the Concours d’art oratoire and to students presently registered in our Nova Scotia public schools.  Details will be provided well in advance of the registration date.   

CPF NOVA SCOTIA PROVINCIAL CONCOURS D’ART ORATOIRE 2017

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017

Canadian Parents for French – Nova Scotia is delighted to announce the Concours d’art oratoire  (provincial French public speaking competition) on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Mount Saint   Vincent University, Seaton Academic Centre.

The Concours d’art oratoire allows Canadian Parents for French to sponsor an activity where students from across the province express themselves and are recognized for their talents in French public speaking.  For many teachers, it is an opportunity to incorporate public speaking into their curriculum so that all their students benefit from the use of their researching, writing and presentation skills. Students will advance from their school and regional competitions to the provincial competition.

RULES AND CATEGORIES –

Concours d art oratoire categories 2017

Concours d art oratoire reglements_rules 2017

To create the greatest degree of fairness and challenge to each participant, and to avoid any student’s disqualification at the provincial or national level because of inappropriate placement, please refer closely to the Rules and Categories document. Please ensure that students are placed in the appropriate categories.   Canadian Parents for French – Nova Scotia retains the right to assess and move any student they feel is not in the appropriate category.  If the student does not agree with their re-evaluation, they will not be allowed to participate in the provincial competition.  Please review the information to ensure that teachers and students are aware of the guidelines to create the greatest degree of fairness and to avoid any student’s disqualification at the provincial or national level.

FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS –

Guide de l’art oratoire_guide to public speaking

For more information contact CPF Nova Scotia at toll free, 1-877-CPF-5233 or 902-453-2048.


Canadian Parents for French, Nova Scotia (CPF Nova Scotia ) is looking for volunteers to judge, time keepers, emcees, and questioners at the Concours d’Art Oratoire 2017 (French public speaking) on May 6, 2017.

This event hosts regional winners from French first and second language programs throughout the province. Students at the grade 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12 levels in will compete in the categories of Core French, Integrated French, French Immersion (late, early and middle), and Francophone.

Details on registration as a volunteer will be posted shortly or contact us at cpf@ns.sympatico.ca to obtain a volunteer registration form.