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.

 

Pièce Débutante (Beginning Skit):  Open to students in levels 1 and 2.  Each school may enter 1 group of up to 8 participants.  Scripts may  be student written, adapted from or taken verbatim from any source.  Skits should be 4-5 minutes, and presented from memory.  Presentations are judged on clarity of message, language accuracy, costuming/props, and ensemble performance.  You must provide judges with a copy of the script.


Pièce Avancée (Advanced Skit):
  This contest is open to students in levels 3 and above.  Each school may enter 1 group of up to 8 participants.  Scripts may be student written, adapted from or taken verbatim from any source.  Skits should be 4-5 minutes and  must be presented from memory.  Presentations are judged on clarity of message, language accuracy, costuming/props, and ensemble performance.  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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