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11th English Competition for Catalan Schools

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English Competition for Catalan Schools

THE FONIX is a competition for students attending Catalan schools. It is aimed at encouraging English learning among primary and secondary school students and learners at adult education centres. Students may participate in the competition only through the school where they are enrolled.

Special programme on La Xarxa TV
Grand Final FONIX 2018

(broadcast Saturday 16 June 2018)

Photos of the Grand Final and Awards Ceremony, FONIX 2018

Winners of the Grand Final, FONIX 2018 [PDF]

Final results FONIX 2018 [XLSX]

Playlists
5th-6th de Primaria | 1st-2nd ESO | 3rd-4th ESO | 1st-2nd Batxillerat
Adults (A1/A1+) | Adults (A2/A2+)

Results available
5th-6th de Primaria | 1st-2nd ESO | 3rd-4th ESO | 1st-2nd Batxillerat
Adults (A1/A1+) | Adults (A2/A2+)

Organisers

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Download the competition poster

New format

This year, in the 11th edition of the competition, we are introducing a new format that is organised in two stages and has the following features:

1. Development of critical and reflective thinking.

2. Problem-solving and seeking of creative solutions.

3. Use of digital environments and transmedia communication.

4. A focus on values related to ethical issues defined in UNESCO’s 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, equity, solidarity and social cohesion.

Teachers

We encourage you to get involved in this new project. There are prizes for you too!

Participants

Catalan public, private and grant-aided schools that provide instruction at the stages and levels into which the six categories are organised:

CATEGORY 1: Students in 5th–6th year of primary education

CATEGORY 2: Students in 1st–2nd year of ESO

CATEGORY 3: Students in 3rd–4th year of ESO

CATEGORY 4: Students in 1st–2nd year of Batxillerat

CATEGORY 5: Adult Introductory English students (A1/A1 +): GES 1, English 1, English 2 and PPACFGM

CATEGORY 6: Adult Basic English students (A2/A2+): GES 2, English 3, CAM, PPCFGS and PPAU+25

Several teams of students from a school may participate in each category. Each team must be made up of a minimum of two and a maximum of three students.

More information

Regarding pedagogical matters:

Darienne Walker

Regarding organisational matters:

Miquel Puig

If you have any queries or problems related to communication or registration, please email us at: info@the-fonix.org

Stages

The competition consists of two stages:

FIRST/INITIAL STAGE

Takes place at each participating school

Teams present a mini-project in the form of an animated presentation, mini-video, etc.

Schools select one team in each category and send the projects (in AVI or MP4 video format) to the email address info@concurs-angles.info via WeTransfer or Dropbox.

We post the projects on YouTube.

Vote by YouTube viewers (15% of the score) + vote by Organising Committee (85% of the score).

SECOND/FINAL STAGE

Location to be confirmed; held on a Saturday.

The finalist teams present their projects live to the public.

Final vote and selection of winners.

Awarding of prizes.

Calendar

4 December 2017 - 25 February 2018
Online registration
A representative of the school must register on the competition website.
After registering, you will find the rubric and instructions on the competition intranet.

4 December 2017 - 28 February 2018
Carrying out of the first stage and creation of projects at schools
The rubric and instructions will be available to teacher-organisers on the intranet after the registration process has been completed.

30 Jnauary - 28 March 2018
Submission of projects for posting on YouTube

By 30 April 2018
Announcement of finalists on the competition website

Saturday in the second half of May 2018
Final presentation event and awarding of prizes

 

Rules of the competition

The competition rules are available here and can also be downloaded as a pdf document.

Prizes for students

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Members of winning teams in the final stage will receive the following prizes:

1st-place teams

For team members from 5th-year of primary education to 2nd year of ESO
Two weeks at an English summer camp

For team members from 3rd year of ESO to 2nd year of Batxillerat
Two weeks in an English-speaking country

For team members in both adult categories
One weekend at a holiday camp (for the winner and two companions) + one online English course

2nd-place teams

For team members from 5th-year of primary education to 2nd year of Batxillerat
One weekend at a holiday camp (for the winner and two companions) + one online English course

For team members in both adult categories
One pack of school supplies

3rd-place teams

For team members from 5th-year of primary education to 2nd year of Batxillerat
One pack of school supplies + one online English course

For team members in both adult categories
One online English course

And for teachers...

Prizes for teachers of students on teams selected to take part in the final stage:

Teachers of 1st-place teams

One weekend at a holiday camp (for the teacher and two companions)

Teachers of 2nd-place teams

One course on English-teaching methodology and a pack of material

Teachers of 3rd-place teams

Invitations to attend the Catalan Ministry of Education’s work and assessment groups on English + a pack of material

 

Who are The Fonix?

Did you know that THE FONIX are inspired by the chart of English phonemes?

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