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Concours Oral

Every year, the Fédération of Alliances Françaises of New Zealand organises a National French Speaking Competition for secondary school pupils called the "Concours Oral".

The Alliance Française Palmerston North participates in the Concours Oral.

The “Concours Oral” is open to all year 10 to 13 school pupils studying French. It is supported by the NZAFT (New Zealand Association of French Teachers). 

Year 12 and 13 students go through a selection process regionally (organised by the local Alliance) in order to participate in the national oral contest. Read the National Concours Oral rules here.

Every year, two trips to New Caledonia reward one Year 13 student and one Year 12 student. They are hosted in families selected by MASCOP in Poindimié. MASCOP also organised an extensive programme of activities and excursions, including a few days in Nouméa so that the students can discover various aspects of New Caledonia.

These and other prizes are made possible thanks to the generous support of Aircalin, ImmerseMe, French Embassy, New Caledonian Government, MASCOP and your local Alliance Française.

Over the years, many candidates from Palmerston North and the region have won book prizes and several laureates in the National Competition have won overseas trips.

For more information about the Concours Oral, read this and do not hesitate to contact us if you want to know more!

Congratulations to our 2023 National Concours Oral winners

- Year 12: STEPHANIE GUTSELL (Waikato Diocesian School, Hamilton)

- Year 13: CONRAD GODDARD (Lincoln High School, Lincoln).

They have both won  a fabulous 2-week trip to New Caledonia.

Congratulations as well to our local Palmerston North Boys High School, the winning school of a $1,200 ImmerseMe voucher for a 12-month class account for 30 students/30 licences in 2023/2024. 

Read the full press release here


Souvenirs de Nouvelle-Calédonie

Read the full programme of the trip here.
Discover our 2013 winner's holiday in New Caledonia here.
Click on the links below to watch videos of the previous trips:

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4