Le Concours d’art oratoire – Traditional Division

///Le Concours d’art oratoire – Traditional Division
Le Concours d’art oratoire – Traditional Division2019-09-23T10:36:26-04:00

Our 36th annual Concours et festival d’art oratoire will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at York University’s Glendon Campus in Toronto.

The Concours d’art oratoire is an annual French public-speaking event for students from grades 9 through 12 studying French as a Second Language in Ontario schools. It is organized by the Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association and Canadian Parents for French (Ontario).  There are four categories – Core, Extended, Immersion and Francophone.  Students in grades 9 through 12 participate in the competitive concours format for cash prizes.  Winners from the grade 11-12 categories move on to represent Ontario at the CPF National competition held in Ottawa.

Click on the green text to learn more about the Impromptu Division. Please be advised that a student cannot compete in both the Traditional and the Impromptu Divisions.

History of Concours

This event began in 1975 in the Ottawa-Carleton area and expanded to a provincial event when the Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association (OMLTA) and Canadian Parents for French (CPF) joined forces in 1985 as co-sponsors. The Concours d’art oratoire is an opportunity to integrate public speaking into regular classroom activity and to involve community members outside the classroom for judging and administration of classroom and school level events. With the current emphasis on voluntarism in education, Concours d’art oratoire presents new opportunities for teachers, administrators and secondary students to become involved.

Click to watch Alice talk about her experience at CPF’s Concours d’art Oratoire

At the 35th annual event in 2019, over 300 students from 24 school boards and 11 independent schools across Ontario participated at the provincial event at York University’s Glendon Campus in Toronto. At the classroom level, our estimates show that over 20,000 students across Ontario took part in French Second-Language public speaking.

In the past Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) hosted the elementary students, grades 4-8. The 2020 Concours d’art oratoire will be hosting only students in grades 9 through 12 at the provincial level. CPF Ontario is continuing to support, promote and encourage the Concours d’art oratoire at the classroom, school and school board levels.

Registration 

STEP 1: SCHOOL BOARD REGISTRATION  Due November 15, 2019.

STEP 2: SCHOOL BOARD LIST OF FINALISTS   Registration Not Open.

Deadline: Online submissions must be received by April 1, 2020

STEP 3: PARENT/STUDENT REGISTRATION   Registration Not Open.

The deadline to register is April 4, 2020. This form is for parents/guardians to complete for students moving on to the provincial Concours on May 2, 2020, in Toronto. ONLY COMPLETE THIS FORM IF YOUR CHILD HAS WON AT THEIR SCHOOL BOARD FINAL. The decision of the judges is final. No other ranking, comments or feedback will be given to the participants of our event. The judging forms remain the confidential property of CPF Ontario.

Additional Information

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Parent & Teacher Information

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Volunteer Opportunities for Students and Teachers

Please contact Alayna Cameron if you require more information or are interested in organizing Concours at your school.
E: [email protected] T: 905.366.1012, x 6 or 1.800.667.0594 x 6.

 

 

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