Alliance Française

2022 Reading Aloud contest

2022 Concours de Lecture à Voix Haute / Reading Aloud in French Contest 

Reading aloud is one of the most important things parents and teachers can do with children. Reading aloud builds many important foundational skills, introduces vocabulary, provides a model of fluent, expressive reading, and helps children recognize what reading for pleasure is all about. For those reasons, your Alliance and its partners have acknowledged the importance of Reading Aloud in French.

Your Alliance is proud to introduce this contest that your students are simply challenged to read aloud in French!

Categories:  Open to French learners. Students are divided into three categories by their grade. FREE contest.

1. Grades 5-6

2. Grades 7-9

3. Grades 10-12

 

 

The concept is simple

1. The students practice reading aloud 20 to 30 lines in French

2. Each teacher selects 5 students maximum per class

3. The teacher sends the 5 recordings by Jan. 15th to the AF partner AF Raleigh

4. The judges select the top 5 in each category by Jan. 31

5. The top 5 students practice reading another excerpt

6. The student send us the 2nd recordings by Feb 28

7. The judges announce the winners on March 15

8. Winners receive prizes + Their Teachers receive prizes + Their Class wins an immersion session with Alliance Française.

                                                                                             

How do I submit entries? 

1. Send 1 video at a time to our AF partner: afraleighcontest@gmail.com

2. Subject Line : Your name + Your School 

3. In email body, please add Student's full Name, Grade, Book Title & Author for the excerpt

Please make sure you are following those entries requirements. Merci.

 

Prizes 3 Winners per Category

1st Prize : The student wins a large gift basket - The teacher wins a 1-year membership with AF which includes Culturethèque and a gift card. The class wins a virtual immersion session with AF

2nd Prize: The student wins a medium gift basket -The teacher wins a 1-year membership with AF which includes Culturethèque - and a gift card. The class wins a virtual immersion session with AF

3rd Prize: The student wins a small gift basket - The teacher wins a 1-year membership with AFwhich  includes Culturethèque - and a gift card. The class wins a virtual immersion session with AF

 

Meet the judges

Naïma Ouidane - Poétesse

Corinne Bertin - Director of classes at AF Charlotte - French Teacher

Marguerite Le Clézio - Retired French Teacher

 

FAQ

What kind of texts can students read? Excerpts of any fiction book, play or poem in French.

Should all my students read the same excerpt? No, the choice of books and excerpts is entirely up to you and your students.

How do I select 5 students per class? It's entirely up to you. The 5 students may be selected based on their chances to win the contest, their grades in French, or any other criteria of your choice. Important: Teachers don't have to tell students that they'll select only 5.

What's in the gift baskets that winners receive? Gift baskets will be customized based on each student's age. For category 1 & 2: stationary items and activity books. For the older ones: gift cards and French comic books.

What's a French immersion session like? It's a 1-hour session hosted by the Alliance. The content will be discussed with teachers so that it reflects what students have been working on in class. Winning classes in each category will be offered a few dates to choose from.