What are the categories at the provincial level?

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What are the categories at the provincial level? 2017-05-29T20:47:53-04:00

Each school district is responsible for holding finals to determine who will represent them at the provincial Concours. All of the following categories will be competing at the provincial however CPF may choose to combine grades to ensure a sufficient number of students in each category.

There are four main sections:

  • Core French
  • Early French Immersion
  • Late French Immersion
  • Francophone Program

The BC & Yukon Concours d’art oratoire categories are as follows:

FSL/CORE FRENCH
Grades: 8, 9, 10, 11
For those studying French as a second language in a Core program (that is, French as a subject), and who, throughout elementary and secondary school, studied Core/Basic French. For students of the Intensive Core French program now enrolled in Core/Basic French.
EARLY IMMERSION
Grades: 6, 7
For students who are enrolled in a French immersion program this academic year, and have, throughout elementary school, studied French in an Early Immersion Program.
LATE IMMERSION
Grades: 6, 7
For students who are enrolled in a Late French Immersion program or Intensive Core program this academic year who entered a grade five or later.
IMMERSION
Grades: 8, 9, 10, 11
For those enrolled in the secondary French immersion program this academic year.For students who have studied French through the Early French Immersion program for 7 or more academic years, and who no longer in an immersion program.For students who have studied French through the Late French Immersion program for 2 or more academic years and the French Immersion secondary program for a minimum of 1 year, and who may not be in an immersion program.
FRANCOPHONE
Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
For students in the Conseil Scolaire Francophone de Colombie Britannique. For students who speak and comprehend French with native fluency, and are from homes where one or two parents are speaking French. For students who have benefited linguistically from living, for 1 year or more in the past 3 years, in a community where French is commonly spoken.

For students whose mother tongue is French and who have attended French First Language schools for at least 1 year in the past 4 years.

Please Note: You must enroll as a Francophone, even if you are attending a Core French or French immersion program, if:

1. If you are a student who speaks and comprehends French with native fluency, and who has one or more parents who speaks French.
2. If you have benefited linguistically from living for one year or more in the past three years in a community where French is commonly spoken, or if your mother tongue is French.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Notes:

1. CPF may choose to combine grades to ensure a sufficient number of students in each category.
2. In 2017, the following categories may be combined: 9/10 FSL; 9/10 and 11/12 Francophone may be combined depending on number of students registering.

GRADE 12 – NATIONAL COMPETITION TRACK

In past years, provincial winners in Grade 12 categories have been awarded a $2,000 entrance scholarship to the University of Ottawa, and can go on to compete against their provincial counterparts for a $20,000 scholarship. In 2017, the National competition is in Gatineau, Quebec.

EARLY IMMERSION
GRADE 12
For students who are in grade 12 immersion, and who entered immersion through an early immersion program in primary grades (K-3).
LATE IMMERSION
GRADE 12
For students in grade 11 or 12 immersion who entered immersion through a Late Immersion program in grade 5 or later.
FSL/CORE FRENCH
GRADE 12
For those studying French as a second language in a Core program (that is, French as a subject), and who, throughout elementary and secondary school, studied Core/Basic French.For students of Intensive Core French programs now enrolled in Core/Basic French.
FRANCOPHONE
GRADE 12
For students in the Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la Colombie Britannique. For students who speak and comprehend French with native fluency, and are from homes where one or two parents are speaking French. For students who have benefited linguistically from living for 1 year or more in the past 3 years, in a community where French is commonly spoken.

For students whose mother tongue is French and who have attended French First Language schools for at least 1 year in the past 4 years.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note:

The Grade 12 FSL/CORE FRENCH winner who will be moving on to compete in Ottawa may be competing in a CORE EXTENDED (Enriched/ Advanced) category, if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Students who in this academic year are in a program where one subject, in addition to core or basic French, is taught in French;
  2. Students who are currently studying French as a second language in a core French program, and have 3 years or less of immersion experience;
  3. Students who are currently studying French as a second language in a core French program, and have additional educational experiences in a French milieu;
  4. Students whose first language is not French.

Speaking order of students will be determined at random, not alphabetical, and will be posted on the competition room door.

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