In 2019, Canadian Parents for French is once again hosting the nationwide public speaking competition for youth studying French in School. Students enrolled in French programs across Canada have the opportunity to participate in competitions held at the school, community, regional, provincial/territorial and national Levels.
WHAT’S NEW AT THE CPF NATIONAL FINALS in 2019?
The 17th Annual CPF National Final will take place on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario.
For the first time this year, an IMPROMPTU CONTEST has been added to the National Final competition, for students competing in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. This is an exciting addition to our TRADITIONAL CONTEST competition, open to students across all provinces and territories in Canada.
This opportunity offers students a chance to celebrate the many hours of hard work they put into learning French, including writing and oral production skills. The competition is organized to allow participation by students of a wide range of abilities based on program categories (Core French, Core+, Early Immersion, Late Immersion and Francophone). Prizes include scholarships to support continued French study in post-secondary institutions. Benefits include increased self-confidence, strengthened public speaking skills, and the chance to meet new like-minded friends and engage with Canada’s official languages!
For more information on how to participate and entrance criteria – Contact the CPF Branch in your province or territory.
Students write an original speech on a subject of their choosing, entirely in French, to present at the competition within their assigned category. No props or cue cards are permitted. They are asked 2-3 follow-up questions by the jury. Students are judged according to voice, quality of language, structure, oratory, presentation and general impression.
Students receive their topic on site from pre-selected topics. All participants compete together as one group. Following a brief preparation phase, they deliver an impromptu speech entirely in French. Use of one cue card is permitted. They are asked 2 follow-up questions by the jury. Students are judged according to voice, quality of language, structure, oratory, presentation and general impression.
- Welcome Letter
- Contest Rules
- Screening Process
- Judging Rubric
- Scholarships Descriptions
- Fact Sheet
This project has been made possible in large part by the Government of Canada.