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2019 Contest information

Saturday May 4th, 2019

Time: 10:00-16:00

UPPER CANADA COLLEGE (UCC) TORONTO

General Contest Info

Students enjoy a full day of competition and exciting cultural activities.

Students participate in the following areas of competition:

  1. Listening Comprehension (multiple choice)
  2. Reading (multiple choice)
  3. Writing (paragraph/information text)
  4. Speaking (interview task)

The 5 entrance categories are:

  1. Beginner currently enrolled in or completed LWSBD/BO in the first semester
  2. Intermediate currently enrolled in or completed LWSCU/CO in the first semester
  3. Advanced currently enrolled in or completed LWSDU/DO in the first semester
  4. Spanish Plus:
    ✓ Students who began studying Spanish prior to high school in an Ontario school setting (i.e., International Languages classes embedded into the school day in elementary school; grade 7 and/or 8 additional classes)
    ✓ I.B. students are required to participate in the “Spanish Plus” category, except those who are registered in the Ab Initio program.
    ✓ Students with additional exposure to the Spanish language outside of school credit classes:
    -students in A.P. Spanish programs,
    -recent international exchange/study participants (during high school)
    -students who have traveled to or lived in a Spanish-speaking country for 3 months or longer at any time
  5. Hispanohablante:
    ✓Any student that speaks Spanish with his/her family members at home (or if the parents/guardians/relatives speak Spanish at home to the student)
    ✓Any student that grew up in a Spanish-speaking country or any student who has lived in a Spanish-speaking country for a minimum of two (2) years
    ✓Any student that socializes in Spanish with Spanish-speaking people
    ✓Any student that has studied Spanish formally for five (5) or more years in a school that follows a European or US-American based curriculum)

    Feel free to email james.steele@tdsb.on.ca with any questions or for any clarifications.

Grammar/themes to be covered in each category:

Level 1 (LWSBD)

  1. Adjectives
  2. Near future
  3. Possessive adjectives
  4. Present Progressive
  5. Prepositions
  6. Present tense (regular and irregular verbs)
  7. Interrogative word
  8. Actividades, deportes, profesiones
  9. Colours
  10. Vocabulary: Parties and celebrations

Level 2 (LWSCU)

  1. Professions
  2. Preterite
  3. Imperfect
  4. Present progressive/ gerund
  5. Tú commands
  6. Direct and Indirect pronouns
  7. Recreation (trips, shopping, stores, etc.)
  8. Vocabulary: Health, travel and sports.

Level 3 (LWSDU)

  1. Present conditional
  2. Future tense
  3. Present subjunctive
  4. Present indicative
  5. Active and passive tenses
  6. Vocabulary: Work related words

Hispanohablantes

  1. Presente
  2. Pretérito
  3. Imperfecto
  4. Futuro
  5. Condicional
  6. Subjuntivo
  7. Impersonal sentences
  8. Por/para
  9. Perfect tenses

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