2018 Contest information

Materials: Students should bring a pen or pencil. NO DICTIONARIES ALLOWED.

Food: Lunch will be provided for all participants and one accompanying teacher.

Number of Participants: Each school may enter a maximum of six (6) students. The total of 6 students includes any participants in the Irena Jares Artistic Expression Award.

Teacher: A teacher of Spanish must accompany each group of students to assist with the testing and marking.

Fees: $40 per student, a maximum of 6 students.

Payment: Cheques should be made payable to Ontario Secondary Schools Spanish Contest.

All cheques should be sent to :
Ontario Secondary Schools Spanish Contest
222 Wilson Avenue, Suite 4
M5M 3B1

Registration forms: Here

Deadline for registration: Friday, April 6th, 2018**NEW DATE**

Contest breakdown: 

Schedule for the 2018 Contest

Registration/Art pieces- 8:15am-8:45am
Exams start- 9:00am
Lunch- 11:30am/12pm
Awards ceremony- 3:00/3:30pm (We do our best to begin at 3:00pm, however this is impacted by the amount of students participating and the amount of Oral Exams we have to run.)

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

Students participate in the following areas of competition:

1. Listening Comprehension
2. Grammar
3. Writing
4. Speaking

The six categories are:

1. Beginner (First year of Spanish)
2. Intermediate (Second year of Spanish)
3. Advanced (Third year of Spanish,)
4. Native Speaker (must be enrolled in a Spanish credited course)
5. Spanish Plus (additional exposure to the Spanish language outside of day school classes; includes students in I.B. and A.P. Spanish programs, and international exchange/study participants, travel to a Spanish-speaking country for 3 months- please visit FAQ for more details)
6. The Irena Jares Artistic Expression Award (Please visit FAQ for more details.)

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

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

¡Muchas gracias a todos que participaron en el Concurso de Español de las Escuelas Secundarias de Ontario!

A big congratulations to all students who participated in the 2016 Ontario Secondary Schools Spanish Contest! Your dedication to the Spanish language is admirable.

Please pass on this information to any Spanish teacher. For more information and any questions, please check out FAQ area or feel free to email us:

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