Session 1 (10:00 - 10:55 a.m.)
Histoire et Culture (History and Culture): 3 students per level. Multiple-choice questions cover France & Canada for levels 1 and 2; add Africa for levels 3 and 4+. Levels 1-2 are in English; 3-4 in French.
Débutante (Beginning Skit):
Open to students in levels 1 and 2. Each
school may enter 1 group of up to 8 participants. Scripts
student written, adapted from or taken verbatim
from any source.
Skits should be 4-5 minutes, and presented
Presentations are judged on clarity of
message, language accuracy, costuming/props, and
ensemble performance. You must provide judges with
a copy of the script.
Conversation Sans Cesse (Non-stop conversation): Each school may enter 2 pairs of students per level. Participants speak in response to a given topic. Students are judged on fluency, audibility, accuracy, variety of vocabulary and syntax. Both partners should contribute equally. Time limit is 1 minute for levels 1 and 2 and 2 minutes for levels 3 and above.
Musique Instrumentale (Instrumental Music) (ensemble) (débutante ou avancée): Levels are mixed for this contest but levels are judged separately. Each school may have only one entry in this contest (either débutante or avancée). Musicians introduce in English and perform a song by a francophone composer. Performance is judged on interpretation, technique, presentation and degree of difficulty. Sheet music may be used without penalty. Pieces may be played with or without accompanist (piano, not accompanist, provided). You are required to provide the judges with a score of the piece. Time limit is 2 to 3 minutes.
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