Berthe Mouchette competition

What is it ?

The Berthe Mouchette Competition is an opportunity for students to practice the French language by participating in a competition with great prizes to be won!
There are two categories, oral and written and an additional “nouveauté” a Drawing Competition for the Primary level participants.

The prizes

All participants receive a certificate and prizes are awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each year level.
Prizes include beautiful French books, encyclopedias, CD's, DVD's and....

Le Prix AFX Student Exchange

- a 6 week exchange program to France  (BEST Year 8 and BEST Year 9 competitors)

Le Prix Michelin

- a French cultural experience (BEST Year 10 winner) tbc.

Le Prix Alliance Française de Melbourne

- VCE Immersion day in St Kilda in 2019 (BEST Year 11 winner)

Le Prix Air Calin CREIPAC

- an educational trip to New Caledonia (BEST Year 12 winner) tbc.

Who can enter?

The competition is open to all students from Year 3 to Year 12 in all schools across Melbourne and Victoria.  Even students from non-participating schools and home schooled students may enter as independent candidates.

Can this help prepare for VCE?

As the oral and written assessments are conducted under exam conditions, many teachers use this competition as a motivational tool and as practice for the end of year VCE exams.

How to enter?

Firstly please contact Kellee Lewis, Competition Coordinator, on 9525 3463 or by email at

Once you have reserved a date, please complete and send your student list. Click here for instructions.

Important dates 2018

Oral Assessment Period: 

• Years 3-10                                  1 May – 25 May
• Years 11-12                                 24 July –  10 August

Written Tests to be returned by: 

• Years 9-10                                   Friday 1 June
• Years 11-12                                 Friday 27 July


Years 3-10                                     24 April 2018
Years 11-12                                  24 April 2018


• Years 3-8                                     Sunday 24 June
• Years 9-10                                   Sunday 29 July
• Years 11-12                                 Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 September

Results announcements

Years 3-8 results for the period 1 May to 25 May

announced by email 14 June to teacher coordinating the Competition within the school.

Years 9-10 results for the period 1 May to 25 May

announced by email 27 June to teacher coordinating the Competition within the school.

Years 11-12 results for the period 24 July to 10 August

to be announced by email 24 August to teacher coordinating the Competition within the school.

WINNERS Years 3-12 to be announced on our website 19 September 2018

Awards ceremony 2018

WEDNESDAY 14th November 2018 at 7pm
St Kilda Town Hall

(to be confirmed)

Our major sponsor

Official labels   


Other sponsors

Language Book Centre Logo

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St Kilda branch:
51 Grey Street, ST KILDA
Tel : 03 9525 3463
Fax : 03 9525 5064

Postal Address:
PO Box 2042,

St Kilda branch opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 9am to 7pm (switchboard/reception: 9.30am to 6.30pm)
Sat: 9am to 6pm (switchboard/reception: 9am to 5.30pm).

How to find us:
Trams: 16, 96, Fitzroy Street
3, 5, 64, 67 St Kilda Junction (3, 64, 67 Alma Road)
Car park available
Wheelchair access

City branch:


Level 13, 55 Swanston St, MELBOURNE
Tel : 03 9525 3463
Fax : 03 9525 5064

City branch opening hours:
Mon - Thurs 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 6.30pm
Fri - Sat: 9am to 12pm & 1pm to 6pm

How to find us:
Trams: 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 11, 16, 42, 48, 64, 67, 72, 109
& 112 running down Swanston St (stop: Collins St/Swanston St)
Trains: Flinders St Station is 1 block away