SAFTA invites you to enter your students for the Year 7 Prize for French. The best Year 7 student from each nominating school will receive a prize at the SAFTA/Alliance Française Distribution des Prix on Wednesday 30 October. As in previous years, we are asking students to complete a small task in order to be eligible for the prize, on the principle of the Alliance Française Year 10, 11 and 12 tests, but aimed of course at Year 7 level.

The task is for students in your Year 7 French classes to write a brief letter about themselves, addressed to La Présidente de la SAFTA.

  • Maximum of 100 words

  • The letter is to be hand written and done during one or two French lessons.

    (Spend no more than 1 hour in total on the task)

  • Students can reference classroom materials such as dictionaries, vocab posters

    and their exercise books, but NO COMPUTER ASSISTANCE, please.

  • Minimal teacher assistance please.

  • The content of the letter is to be based on the students’ own experience in the

    language, eg a description of themselves, their interests (sports, food, friends, family etc).

    Select the best 5 letters from your class and forward them to SAFTA by Friday, 27thSEPTEMBER, last day Term 3. Address: SAFTA, c/- Catherine Skene, Glen Osmond Primary School, 5 Fisher St Myrtle Bank 5064. Please make sure your entries reach us by this date, as the timeline is fairly tight.

    SAFTA will award a prize to the student judged the best in each participating school. Students’ work will not be compared between schools. Results will reach you for the start of Term 4, and will include invitations for you and your students to attend the Distribution des Prix.

    We hope you will take this opportunity to recognize the achievements of your students at the end of their primary years of French, or, for those in a secondary setting, to recognize the achievements of your students as they begin their French studies.

    Catherine Skene Présidente
    Et la Comité de la SAFTA


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