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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, Middle or Late) or French First Language (CSAP), or studying in at a CAIS school (Canadian Association of Independent Schools).

What is Concours d_art oratoire_teachers


Canadian Parents for French – Nova Scotia is delighted to announce the Concours d’art oratoire  (provincial French public speaking competition) on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Mount Saint Vincent University.

Students will advance from their school and  regional school board competition  to the provincial competition.   For information on participating in the Concours d’art oratoire, please contact your child’s teacher or the French Second Language Consultant at your school board.

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.  Information on the Concours d’art oratoire hosted by Regional Centres for Education can be found on our events page.


Concours d art oratoire reglements_rules 2019

Concours d_art oratoire Categories 2019

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.


Guide de l’art oratoire_guide to public speaking

Choosing a topic _English_

Comment choisir un sujet _French_

How to guide to public speaking _English_

How to guide Public Speaking _French

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


Le 27 avril/April 27 2019 – Mount Saint Vincent University, Seton Academic Building

10h30-11h30            Registration/Inscription

Foyer – 1st Floor/1re étage

11h45                         Opening Ceremony/Ouverture

Auditorium – 4th Floor/4e étage

Welcome/Bienvenue – Janet Claes, President CPF Nova Scotia

Opening Address/Adresse

12h00 – 14h00/12-2 pm


Classrooms/Salles de classe,

5th Floor/5e étage

Please do not enter or leave the classrooms during the speeches.  Once the speeches are completed, please proceed immediately to the auditorium.  Lingering in the hallways distracts students presenting in other rooms.

Veuillez ne pas entrer ou quitter les salles de classe pendant les discours.  Après les discours, veuillez aller directement à l’auditorium. Rester dans les corridors est une distraction aux élèves qui présentient dans les autres salles.


Entertainment/Divertissement     –   P’tit Belliveau

Auditorium – 4th Floor/4e étage

2:30/14h30               Awards Ceremony/Présentation des prix

Auditorium – 4th Floor/4e étage


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 2019 (French public speaking) on April 27, 2019.

CPF Nouvelle-Écosse est toujours à la recherche de bénévoles pour aider en tant que juges, animateurs et questionnaires avec notre concours provincial. Informations sur le bénévolat peuvent être trouvées sur notre site Web.

Concours d’art oratoire volunteers can sign up at or contact our office directly.

Les bénévoles peuvent s’inscrire sur ou contacter directement notre bureau.

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.




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