In 2006 the Institut français d’Ecosse launched the concours de la francophonie, a national school competition to encourage all young French learners and their teachers around Scotland to celebrate the international day of la francophonie. Who can take part? All Scottish primary and secondary schools offering French may enter this competition by submitting a short video of a classroom activity in French (conversation, poetry, song, etc.).
4 Categories : P1/P4 – P5/P7 – S1/S3 – S4/S6
A video in French of maximum 5 minutes.
The learners should speak/sing clearly in French. The level of French will be adapted to the learners. We will also value the participation of ALL learners in the class and the creativity of the piece.
In primary, you may want to film a regular activity in French: A song you have prepared in class, a game, or a small dialogue etc.
In secondary, students need to show their communication skills in French and may want to conduct interviews in their school or create a short drama.
How to take part:
State schools: your council will organise a semi-final to choose their local winners in January 2019. Send your entry before the end of January 2019 to your Modern Languages Development Officer.
Independent schools: a jury composed of representatives of the Alliance Française de Glasgow and the Institut français d’Écosse will choose the Independent schools winners in January 2019. Send your video to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org before 26 January 2019.
Semi-final winning entries will enter a national competition in early February 2019.
First prize in each category: Invitation to attend a French immersion day on 22 March 2019 in Edinburgh to celebrate the international day of la francophonie. Transport and lunch for the entire classroom will be offered. Winners will take part in French workshops and will receive a selection of French books.
Second prize in each category: A selection of French books
This school competition is sponsored by TOTAL E&P, the Franco Scottish Society and is organised in partnership with the Alliance française de Glasgow, SALT, SCILT, the University of Edinburgh and TV5 Monde.
Previous edition reports are available on our website: http://www.ifecosse.org.uk/New-concours-de-la-francophonie.html?lang=en
Bonne chance à tous!