Concurso Oral

The 2022 Concurso Oral will be held virtually. Updates and selections will be posted in September.  Thanks for your interest!

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 2022.

YouTube Video of 2014 Concurso Oral

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 2022 it will be held virtually

Registration Due Date: 2022 Date TBA

Date Range to Submit Videos via Flipgrid:  2022 Dates TBA
Judging Date Range:  2022 Dates TBA

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).

Providing Judges: For every 10 entries or portion thereof, schools will need to provide one judge.  For example, if a school registers 25 entries, three judges should be registered with that school.

Licensed, retired and student Spanish teachers serve well as judges.  Additionally, other adults and alumni who are either native speakers or have studied Spanish (college majors/minors) are most welcome to participate as judges.  Judges will be provided guidance prior to receiving their videos to assess.

If you have questions about the Concurso Oral, please contact the coordinators:

Barbara Olsen  –

Shelly Krueger –


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 – 2021-2022 selections will be posted in September

If you have issues opening any of these documents, email the AATSP-WI Webmaster at

Principiante – (FLES, 1)

Coming in September

Intermedio – (2, 3)

Coming in September

Avanzado – (4, 5, 6, AP, IB DP)

Coming in September

Principiante Especial  (FLES, 1-3)

Coming in September

Avanzado Especial   (4, 5, 6, AP, IB DP)

Coming in September