Participation Instructions

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Important Dates Important Dates

Year 3-10 Poetry Recital Year 3-10 Poetry Recital

Year 11 & 12 Oral Exam Year 11 & 12 Oral Exam

Year 9-12 Written Exam Year 9-12 Written Exam


Please note that the 2022 Berthe Mouchette Competition will run predominately online. 


Important Dates

Oral Assessment Periods
Year 3-10 Digital submissions by 8pm, 10 June 2022
Year 11-12 10 August - 26 August 2022


Enrolment deadlines
Year 3-10 6 May 2022
Year 11-12 6 May 2022


Written tests returned by 
Year 9-10 10 June 2022
Year 11-12 5 August 2022


Results announced
Year 3-8 Announced by email 20 June to teacher coordinating the competition within the school
Year 9-10 Announced by email 20 June to teacher coordinating the competition within the school
Year 11-12 Announced by email 6 September to teacher coordinating the competition within the school


FINALS
Year 3-6 Sunday 21 August 2022
Year 7-8 Sunday 14 August 2022
Year 9-10 Sunday 28 August 2022
Year 11-12 Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September 2022


WINNERS ANNOUNCED 5 October 2022


Awards Ceremony 22 November 2022 TBC



Year 3-10 Poetry Recital

Participation

Due to many factors student participation will continue on-line, the following options are available for students to participate in 2022.

Option A

Option B

Option C

Assessment & Results

Upon confirmation of enrolment details and payment a unique link to the AFM platform will be sent to you for you to transfer the video submissions. 

All submissions must be received by 8pm 10th June 2022.

The examiners assess all participants using the same assessment criteria and select finalists. Results and individual time slots for finalists will be sent to the teacher/independent candidate.

Important note: All AFM employees have valid Working with Children Check Cards; have completed the State Government required Training - Protecting children - Mandatory reporting and other obligations and are bound to the AFM Child Safety Policy. Copies of these will be provided to the school upon request.

Finals

All finals will take place in Term 3, on-line via ZOOM meetings.

The dates and times of the finals cannot be changed.

Finalists will recite off by heart their poem on-line before two judges.

Winners

Winners will be announced on the Alliance française de Melbourne website and an Awards Ceremony will be held at the end of the year.


Year 11 & 12 Oral Exam

Reservation

Teachers book a date for the assessment by emailing 3 dates in order of preference to competition@afmelbourne.com.au

Participation

Students will be assessed on-line via ZOOM during class time at school or from home if Covid restrictions in place.

The teacher will receive an invitation to join a ZOOM meeting hosted by the AFM at the reserved time 24h beforehand.

When there are more than 40 students participating from the same school, it may be possible for examiners to visit the school and assess students in person.  Please contact the co-ordinator: competition@afmelbourne.com.au

Assessments & Results

Assessment Period : Wednesday 10th August to Friday 26th August 

The examiners will assess all participants using the same assessment criteria and select finalists.  Results and individual time slots for finalists will be sent to the teacher. The dates and times of the finals cannot be changed.

Important note: All AFM employees have valid Working with Children Check Cards; have completed the State Government required Training - Protecting children - Mandatory reporting and other obligations and are bound to the AFM Child Safety Policy. Copies of these will be provided to the school upon request.

Finals

All finals will take place in Term 3, on-line via ZOOM meetings.

The dates and times of the finals cannot be changed.

The final assessment consists of 2 examiners asking general conversation questions related to the student’s personal world and their interactions with the French language and culture as a learner.

Winners 

Winners will be announced on the Alliance française de Melbourne website and an Awards Ceremony will be held at the end of the year.


Year 9-12 Written Exams

Participation

The written exams must be conducted under exam conditions supervised by a teacher.

The teacher will receive by email the written exam paper (PDF) and audio track:

YEARS 9 & 10 : Monday 30 May

YEARS 11 & 12 : Monday 6 June

Please print the number of exam papers required and have your students sit the exam in one session.

A dictionary (hard copy) is permitted.

Send/deliver * completed written exams to:

Berthe Mouchette Competition Coordinator
Alliance française de Melbourne
The Commons
11 Wilson Street
Sth Yarra VIC 3141

* electronic copies of exams are also accepted.

Please contact the co-ordinator for a link to upload electronic exams: competition@afmelbourne.com.au

Deadlines for receipt of written exams:  

Years 9-10: 10 June

Years 11-12: 5 August

Exam papers received after the deadline will be assessed & certificate issued, however these partcipants cannot proceed to the finals.

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