Thursday, March 07, 2013

Allons en France 2013

Canadian Parents for French and the Embassy of France are once again offering the Allons en France contest! The grand prize: An all-expenses-paid trip to Nice, France for one high school student in Canada.

This year, students in grades 11 ...and 12 who are studying French as a second language (FSL) are asked to submit their entries through Twitter! Contestants in Allons en France 2013 are invited to meet the challenge: Use eight of the 10 given words in four tweets (two per tweet) and include the hashtag #AEF2013. While there is no theme regarding what is tweeted, extra consideration will be given to tweets which are linked to one another.

For more information, including complete rules and instructions and the mandatory contest registration form, please download the documents that are posted at The contest will close on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

The Allons en France competition is being held as part of the French government’s “Dis-moi dix mots” project central to the Semaine de la langue française et de la francophonie (March 16-24, 2013). For more information on the project, please visit

Thank you for your interest in the competition, and please pass this message on to your children and students. Allons en France 2013: it's time to get tweeting!
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

ACPI's French Immersion Clip Contest

Encourage your students to develop their creativity en français! Invite them to participate in the French Immersion Clip contest -- they have a chance at winning a $12,000 scholarship to University of Ottawa. Visit the ACPI website for more information at

Encouragez vos élèves à développer leur créativité en français! Invitez-les à participer au concours Immersion clip; ils courent la chance de gagner une bourse de 12 000 $ à l'Université d'Ottawa.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Le Festival Jeune artiste du Manitoba 2013

Are you between 11-19 years of age? Do you like to sing?

Are you in Basic French or French Immersion?

Then THIS is the opportunity for YOU!


Festival Jeune artiste du Manitoba is Manitoba's only French singing competition, and similar in style to Canadian Idol, only en français! There are 2 ways you can audition; you can come down to l'Université de Saint-Boniface on Friday, April 5, 2013 and audition in front of a panel of judges, or you can share your recorded audition on our YouTube page ( From there, you can move on to quarter finals, semifinals and even the live finals. You can choose to audition a capella (no music, just your voice), by playing an instrument and singing by yourself, having someone else play an instrument for you while you sing or by singing along to an instrumental recording. Please note, we are only allowing individual singers, so if you have someone accompanying you on stage, only 1 of you can sing. There will also be awesome prizes for everyone who participates! Only 200 participants will be accepted and first come, first served.

You can also check out the winner from Jeune artiste du Manitoba 2010 on our home page at

If you want to register, or if you would like to book a Festival JAM presentation for your class, please contact Stephanie at or at 204-233-6403. JAM presentations are approximately 10 minutes long.

You can be the next Jeune artiste du Manitoba

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