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MFL Speaking Competition - closing date for registrations

Friday, 5 February, 2016 - 16:00
Event Type: 
South West
Three sub-regional finals in Bath, Barnstaple and Swindon

We are inviting secondary students across the South West to take part in our extremely popular MFL Speaking Competition! Three sub-regional finals will be held in March in various locations:

The Royal High School, Bath Date: Tuesday 1st March

Nova Hreod Academy, Swindon Date: Monday 7th March

Pilton Community College, Barnstaple Date: Wednesday 9th March
All winners and runners-up from the sub-regional finals will be invited to compete at the Regional Final on Wednesday 29th June 2016 at the University of Bath. 

This competition is open to students of secondary age from any SW school and will provide an opportunity for students to use their foreign language out of the classroom. The competition will run in two categories: Non-native speakers and Near-native speakers in KS3-5 but if any categories do not attract sufficient numbers we reserve the right to withdraw them.

Students may present at any level in French, German or Spanish. We also accept entries in other languages but we reserve the right to withdraw them if we are unable to find judges.

Please download the poster for further information. The closing date for entries is 4pm on Friday 5th February 2016.

Presentations from the last year's Regional Final in Bath can be viewed on our YouTube channel

We are very grateful to Oxford University Press for donating prizes for this competition. 


The format of each event will be as follows (times may vary):

9:45 Arrival and Registration

10:00 KS3 Non-native and Near-native – 1-2 minute presentation on “My Family”, “My Hometown” or “My Hobbies”

11:30 KS4 Non-native – 2 minute presentation on “My Holiday”, “A Film I Enjoyed” or “Health & Fitness”

12:30 Lunch

13:00 KS4 Near-native – see KS4 above

13:30 KS5 Non-native and Near-native – 3 minute presentation on “My Dream” or a topic of your choice

14:30 Judging

15:00 Results and Award of Prizes

Booking information: 

To register your students please download the flyer below, complete page 2 and email it to by 4 pm on Friday 5th February 2016.