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 2021 Berthe Mouchette Competition will run entirely online. 


Important Dates

Oral Assessment Periods
Year 3-10 Digital submissions by midnight 1 June 2021
Year 11-12 26 July - 13 August 2021


Enrolment deadlines
Year 3-10 1 May 2021
Year 11-12 1 June 2021


Written tests returned by 
Year 9-10 18 June 2021
Year 11-12 25 June 2021


Results announced
Year 3-8 Announced by email 23 June to teacher coordinating the competition within the school
Year 9-10 Announced by email 23 July to teacher coordinating the competition within the school
Year 11-12 Announced by email 27 August to teacher coordinating the competition within the school


FINALS
Year 3-6 Sunday 15 August 2021
Year 7-8 Sunday 25 July 2021
Year 9-10 Sunday 22 August 2021
Year 11-12 Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 September 2021


WINNERS ANNOUNCED 16 September 2021


Awards Ceremony (TBC) 17 November 2021



Year 3-10 Poetry Recital

Participation

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the restrictions in place by governing authorities regarding student participation on-line, the following options are available for students to participate in 2021.

Option A

Option B

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 midnight Monday 1st June 2021.

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.

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

Assessments & Results

Assessment Period : Monday 26th July to Friday 13th 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.

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
51 Grey St
St Kilda VIC 3182

Deadlines for receipt of written exams:  

Years 9-10: 18 June

Years 11-12: 25 June

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