FL Festival

Judging Criteria and Requirements

2009-10 JUDGING CRITERIA AND REQUIREMENTS.doc

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FESTIVAL
You may do a project for the Foreign Language Festival, which takes place in the middle of March. You can get a test grade for the project.
Check out the projects that you can do for the Foreign Language Festival. Only the best projects can go to the Festival. Start now. I will need to have completed projects by February 2.

Recitation of a poem – Memorize and recite a poem. You will have to practice telling me and the class.
Reading Proficiency – Read a passage with menus and itineraries, etc. and answer questions. You will have to practice after school for this.
Oral Proficiency – Chat with a judge for a few minutes. You will have to practice after school for this.
Listening Proficiency – Listen to passages read and answer questions about it. You will have to practice after school for this.
Writing Proficiency
– Choose one prompt from two listed and write for 30 minutes. You will have to practice after school for this.
Dialogue – Two students prepare a conversation to give in front of a judge, based upon the topics for their particular year of study.
Project – This may include the following: models of buildings, landscapes, and/or monuments; advertisements, cookbooks, and/or other print media; presentations on history, literature and/or other forms of cultural expression.
Video – No longer than ten minutes – The video should depict the culture, should be in Spanish, and should reflect this year’s theme chosen by KWLA.
Art – You may make a copy of an original piece by a Spanish artist, or you may create an original piece of your own that depicts Spanish culture.
Chorus – This involves weekly practice and a commitment to the group.
Dance – Two years ago we did the ChaCha and the Tango. Last year we did the Paso Doble. This year we’re doing a medley of dances. This involves weekly practice and a commitment to the group.

The following potential topic list will be used for all Language Proficiency Assessments (except Recitation of a Literary Passage)..
• I – introducing oneself, family, pets; weather, school.
• II – All previous topics plus: getting dressed; going to a restaurant; describing home, friends, leisure activities.
• III – All previous topics plus: daily routines; going shopping; describing the community
• IV – All previous topics plus: describing holiday celebrations; discussing health, professions, travel, transportation, vacations.
• V – All previous topics plus: talking about future plans; discussing culture/contemporary cultural issues (current events, economics, literature, science, social studies, etc)

Visit this site for vocabulary lists for your topics:
http://www.businessspanish.com/Topics.htm

LISTENING PRACTICE:
Latino/Latina Voices Digital Collection
Escoge una entrevista. Puedes escuchar la entrevista y leerla a la vez.
http://digital.lib.usu.edu/latino.php

Practice tests for National Spanish Exam: http://www.nationalspanishexam.org/prac_exam.htm

Listening Proficiency: Practice the vocabulary for your level. Then go to this site and practice listening at your level:
http://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/siteindex.php

WRITING PRACTICE:
PALABRAS DE ENLACE TRANSITION WORDS

BBC’s GCSE Bitesize site
Listening and Speaking practice for various levels

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/audio/spanish/

Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing practice for various levels
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/spanish/

Listening
OhioLINK Digital Media Center

http://dmc.ohiolink.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?cc=forglv;page=browse;key=forglv_la;c=forglv;back=back1215028137;value=Spanish;exact=1

PROJECTS: Maybe you could create stores in a city… Check this out.
http://animoto.com/play/t7Nm9Km7N8k7Nex9QZZcKQ

READING PRACTICE – Here’s a site with some practice reading material with good cultural information:
http://www.bowdoin.edu/~eyepes/latam/index.html

Want to play a detective type of game in Spanish? Try this:
To the right of this site click on Destination Death

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/spanish/index.shtml

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