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Concours de la francophonie

The Institut français d’Ecosse launched in 2016 le concours de la francophonie, a national school competition to encourage all young French learners and their teachers around Scotland and to celebrate the international day of la francophonie.

Many schools across Scotland have taken part in 2016 and 2017 and we hope to receive great entries this year again.

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.

4 Categories: P1/P4 - P5/P7 - S1/S3 - S4/S6

Eligible entries: 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, not too easy, not too difficult. 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, so a song is not receivable at that level. Students may want to conduct interviews in their school or create a short drama or else.

How to take part?
- State schools: your council will organise a semi-final to choose their local champions in January 2018. Send your entry before Christmas holiday to your Modern Languages Development Officer or your QIO.
- Independent schools: a jury composed of representatives of the Alliance Française de Glasgow and the Institut français d’Écosse will choose the Independent schools champions in January 2018. Send your video to concours ifecosse.org.uk before 19 December 2017.

Semi-final winning entries will enter a national competition in early February 2018.

- first prize in each category: invitation to attend a special French immersion day on 23 March 2018 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.

You will find here the list of winners and a short report of 2017 edition.

Bonne chance à tous !

Thomas Chaurin
Attaché de coopération pour le français

Institut Français Écosse 2018