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).
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.
Students registered to participate in the Provincial Concours on May 6, 2017 will have received a confirmation letter with a schedule for the day and an email with the schedule. If you wish to confirm that your child is registered, please contact the Branch office directly.
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 –
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 –
For more information contact CPF Nova Scotia at toll free, 1-877-CPF-5233 or 902-453-2048.