Concours d’art oratoire

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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


The Provincial Concours d’art oratoire  (French public speaking competition) will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020 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.

New!  Teachers are encouraged to register their school’s intention to participate in Concours d’art oratoire.  Let us know how many students will be participating in your school based Concours and we will send you participation certificates, promotional items, etc.  We will even print your students’ names on the certificates if you wish!

Concours d’art oratoire_intent to participate 2020

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.


Categories 2020

Concours d art oratoire reglements_rules 2020

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.



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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 2020 (French public speaking) on April 25, 2020.

Volunteer position description Concours d’art oratoire 2019

CPF Nouvelle-Écosse est toujours à la recherche de bénévoles pour aider en tant que juges, animateurs et questionnaires avec notre concours provincial, le 25 Avril 2020.

Postes de bénévoles Concours d’art oratoire 2019

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

Les bénévoles peuvent s’inscrire sur 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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