We are excited to announce that the Concurso Oral 2021 will be held during Spring semester and will be virtual. Please check back later for more information about registration, dates, and rules.
Scroll down to find links to this year’s selections.
What is the Concurso Oral?
The Concurso Oral is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their Spanish oral communication skills as well as to develop their general knowledge of the language. Students compete by language level as well as by categories. Students memorize and present the following categories in front of a judge: narración, poesía, teatro. This year there is also one impromptu category: lectura no preparada. In the lectura no preparada category, students have 5 minutes to practice a short paragraph which they then read to a judge. Due to the virtual nature of this year’s competition, there will not be the conversación category for 2021.
Participating teachers should arrange to bring a judge for every 10 entries.
Since 2017, we have changed the format to follow proficiency levels. Therefore, you will see Principiante (levels FLES, 1), Intermedio (levels 2, 3), Avanzado (levels 4, 5, 6, AP, IB) and then Principiante Especial and Avanzado are for your native Spanish speakers.
In the past, we have limited teachers to only bring 5 students per category per level. However, due to the change in our selection levels, we are taking away that limit. Teachers may bring as many students as they want. There is no limit in registration. We just ask that you keep in mind it is a state competition and we ask that you bring state worthy students to compete. As in the past, students are also allowed to compete in more than one category.
Where does the State Concurso Oral take place?
For 2021 it will be held virtually
Registration for students and judges will open on January 4, 2021. Please watch for more details
Registration Due Date: February 13, 11:59 p.m
Registration Fee: AATSP members pay $6 per student per category. Non-AATSP members pay $8 per student per category. Any registrations submitted after the due date will be charged $10 per student per category (member or non-member).
If you have questions about the Concurso Oral, please contact the coordinators:
Barbara Olsen – firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelly Krueger – email@example.com
ALL CHECKS SHOULD BE WRITTEN TO: AATSP-WI
How to get your students involved:
1. Require them to memorize one of the selections available in their level.
2. Use these to develop pronunciation and presentation skills in class.
3. Reward them with a grade or extra credit points.
4. Hold your own “in school” competition to determine who will enter in the State contest.
Selecciones – 2020-2021
If you have issues opening any of these documents, email the AATSP-WI Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.