Due to the statewide school closures throughout the state and current unprecedented situation, it is with disappointment that we are canceling Concurso Oral 2020. We appreciate your and your students’ commitment to this program and regret having to cancel. We look forward to seeing you all during the 2020-2021 school year. Until then, take care and stay healthy.
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. There are also two impromptu categories: lectura no preparada and conversación. In the lectura no preparada category, students have 5 minutes to practice a short paragraph which they then read to a judge. The conversación is a short conversation with a judge.
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?
Badger Middle School
727 S 6th Avenue
West Bend, WI 53095
Contest Date: April 25, 2020
Time: Check in – 9:00 a.m., Judges’ meeting – 9:30 a.m, Judging begins at 10:00 a.m.
Registration Due Date: April 18, 2020.
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:
Janet Jackson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Olsen – email@example.com
Please also register judges. We need MANY judges. Link found at the top of this page.
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 the 5 entries per category you will enter in the State contest.
Selecciones – 2019-2020
Principiante – (FLES, 1)
Intermedio – (2, 3)
Avanzado – (4, 5, 6, AP, IB)
Principiante Especial (FLES, 1-3)
Avanzado Especial (4, 5, 6, AP, IB)