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MFL Speaking Competition - closing date for registrations

Tuesday, 31 January, 2017 - 16:00
Event Type: 
South West
Two sub-regional finals in Bath and Barnstaple

We are inviting secondary students across the South West to take part in our extremely popular MFL Speaking Competition! Two sub-regional finals will be held in March 2017:

Pilton Community College, Barnstaple Date: Tuesday 14th March

The Royal High School, Bath Date: Tuesday 21st March

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 Tuesday 31st January 2017.

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 book places for your students please download the registration form below and email your completed registration form by 31st January to:

For Pilton Community College (14/03/2017) - to Karen Cassar:

For the Royal High School, Bath (21/03/2017) - to Jo Cossey: