FAQs for the International French Spell Bee 2018

INDIA & ASIAN COUNTRIES

1. How to classify the students according to the three different levels(Débutant, Intermédiaire and Avancé) and deciding who qualifies for whichlevel?

For the schools, students of Grades 4th, 5th and 6thwill enroll for Débutant level, of Grades 7thand 8thwill enroll for Intermédiaire level, and students from Grades 9th till 12thwill enroll for Avancé level.

2. What will be the venue for the threerounds?

The first round is a School round while the second round is a Zonal round. Both of these will take place in your respective school premises.
The third round is a Live International round. This will be conducted in New Delhi. Finalists will have to show up at the venue for the finals for an offline contest. The concerned French teacher shall accompany the finalists.

3. What is the registration fee and is there any limit as to how many students canparticipate?

There is no limit as to how many students can participate at the 1st level from one school. However, a minimum number of 25 students must register for all previous year participants inclusive of all levels from each school. Case to case basis relaxation is given to those schools participating for the 1sttime. A registration charge of Rs.350/-(Rupees three hundred and fifty only) is applicable for the 1st Round (school round).
For the second round, only those who qualify 1st round will re-register by paying Rs.350/-(Rupees three hundred and fifty only).

4. What is the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for each school/city toparticipate?

This competition is open to all schools in non-Francophone countries like India except for those where native French students study as in Embassy schools or the French schools in Pondicherry etc.

5. What is the last date of CONFIRMATION OFPARTICIPATION?

All registrations are online at www.frenchspellbee.org. You can register your school and your students on our official website www.frenchspellbee.org for the 1st round before 31st August 2018. However, those who register early will get the latest booklet at the earliest enabling them to prepare better.

6. How will the students enroll for the 1stround?

The French teachers will at first register his/her school at our official website. Post registration of the school, the concerned teacher will upload the excel based list of all the students on the website itself.
In case you find difficulty in registering online you may send us the details of the students in excel sheet at frenchspellbee@gmail.com and we will upload the same on the site for you.

7. Who will collect the payment & registration form?
There are two ways you can submit the fee and form.

OPTION-1 (ONLINE)
After you register online, there is a facility post registration where you can pay the registration amount directly by using online methods such as netbanking, creditcard or paypal account.

OPTION:2 (OFFLINE)
Complete the registration process online by providing the DD / Payorder / Cheque no. and Bank details on the website.
The payment may be deposited at the following account number via Cheque / DD / Payorder. Please remember to write the name of your school and total number of students registering from the school at the back of the instrument. BANK NAME: ICICI Bank, Sector 11, Dwarka, New Delhi 110078
Name of beneficiary: Frehindi Education (P) Ltd.
Bank A/C no. : 163905000087, IFSC Code: ICIC0001639
SWIFT Code : ICICINBBCTS
The same can also be couriered in a sealed packet mentioning the school name and mobile number at the back of the instrument to the following address.
The International French Spell Bee
C/O Frehindi Education P Ltd

331, VardhmanBahnof Plaza, Plot No.-10, Pocket – 7,
Sector-12, Dwarka, New Delhi -110078 | Tel: 011-45537037

8. How will the students enroll for the 2ndRound?

After the declaration of results, the qualifiers for the second round will re-register themselves by paying Rs.350/- (Rupees three hundred and fifty only) using the same online route as in the 1stround.

9. Is there any registration charge for the 3rd and finalround?

No, there is no registration charge for the final round.

10. What is the amount to be transferred as Registration Amount to Frehindi Education (P) LTD?

1st Round: The school will forward a consolidated payment of Rs.300/- after deducting Rs.50- (fifty only) per student towards miscellaneous charges out of the Rs.350/-.
2nd Round: The school will forward a consolidated payment of Rs.300/- after deducting Rs.50- (fifty only) per student towards miscellaneous charges out of the Rs.350/-.

11.How many students can be selected in Round 2 for eachlevel?

Those scoring above the cutoff marks will automatically qualify for Round 2 from each level. A cut off score will be announced by the organizing committee on the completion of the first round. The results will be available on the website.

12. What are the Prizes and Certificates for students?

Physical participation certificates for participants at all levels will be delivered to the schools. The name on the certificates will be the same as those entered at the time of online registration.
1st (School Round) Level Prizes:a) School topper will be given a surprise prize by the sponsors.
All participants will receive a participation certificate.
2nd (Zonal Round) Level Prizes:
All the participants will receive a special "Champion d'Orthographe" badge along with a certificate for moving to Round 2.
The toppers in each zone will receive a Gold medal.
Zonal Trophy will be given to the winning schools (1st, 2nd & 3rd) declared as Zonal Winners.
All French Teachers whose students have participated in the second round will receive a "Prof. Par Excellence" certificate. The names will be same as filled in the online registration form (where the name of the French teacher is mentioned before the name of each student).

3rd (International round) Level Prizes:
a) The winner gets an all-expense paid trip to France or Mac Airbook.
b) The 1stRunner up goes to Auroville, Pondicherry or Apple-I PadMini.
c) The 2ndRunner up goes to Frehindi Village, Himalayas or Kindle paperwhite.

13. What are the Trophies forSchools?

The top school from each level will win the prestigious International French Spell Bee School 2018 Trophy, i.e. the top schools from each level – Débutant, Intermédiaire and Avancé.

14. What are the Prizes for FrenchTeachers?

Win a Trip to France:
One French Teacher will get a chance to go to France on an all-expense paid trip. To qualify for this grand prize, you have to make sure that you have at least one of your students winning the Finals. All teachers whose students win their respective levels in the finals will be eligible for a "Lucky Draw Competition".
a) The Lucky Draw Winner will go on an all-expense paid trip to France/Spain or wins Mac Air Book
b) The 1st Runner up will go to Auroville Pondicherry or wins Apple-I PadMini
c) The 2nd Runner up will go to "Indo-French Frehindi Village" at Himalayas or winsKindle PaperWhite

Meilleur Professeur Certificate:
All teachers whose students win the contest in each category will be awarded the "Meilleur Professeur Gold medal" along with certificates by the chief guests at the Finals.

15. Will the competition be tough according to different levels and what will be the format of the papers and the type of questionsasked?
You will not find the level tough if you follow the Preparation Guide developed from text books and DELF Jr. Syllabus by CIEP (www.ciep.fr/en).
For all the levels the papers will be based solely on these guides. Here are some details:
Débutant
Category 1
The themes will be based on popular French text books available in the market for standards 4, 5 and 6 and DELF A1 Jr. (Parts 1 &2) (www.ciep.fr/en)
Intemédiaire
Category 2
The themes will be based on popular French text books available in the market for standards 7 and 8 & DELF A1 Jr. (Part 3 & DELF A2 Jr. Part 1) (www.ciep.fr/en)
Avancé
Category 3
The themes will be based on popular French text books available in the market for standards 9 to 12th & DELF A2 Jr. (Parts 2 & 3) (www.ciep.fr/en)

16. What happens if my school is not able to garner a minimum of 25students?

It is mandatory to register a minimum of 25 students for the school to qualify for the competition. However, this condition is relaxed for schools registering for the 1st time, please reach us at 9811237050 / 67 / 69 to resolve the issue.

17. What if the dates given for 1st round clash with my internal events/ assessments or shows or competitions in the school?

The school has the liberty to decide the dates for the 1st (Sep - Oct) and 2nd rounds (Oct – Nov)
We will give a window of one month to your school to conduct the same as per your convenience.

18. What will happen if there is a tie in the 2nd round of thecompetition?

Those who submit their test at the earliest will be declared the winners. In case there is still a tie in the Zonal round where two students submit their tests at the same time, there will be a tie breaker round, which will be conducted in your school at a future date to be decided in consultation with the concerned school.

19. What are the timings and venues for differentrounds?

1st and 2nd Rounds will be conducted in your school premises during school hours as per the convenience of your school.
3rd and Final Round will be conducted tentatively on 19th January 2019. The timing will be 9 am to 5 pm. Refreshments will be provided to the students and teachers.

20. Can parents accompany students for the final round?

Parents can accompany the students for the final round only in case the concerned French teacher fails to come along with the student. No sibling shall be allowed.

21. How will I get the preparation guide?

Apart from a Model test paper available freely on our website, we will provide you a database of words in a booklet called "Preparation Guide" which will act as a resource book to you for all the three levels. You may download previous year's booklet freely from our official website.

22. Are you going to train teachers on effective techniques to prepare on all aspectsof International French Spell Bee 2018 and other doubts and confusion we mayhave?

Yes, we may organize workshop(s) when we have a sizeable number of teachers willing to undergo training in their respective zones.
In case you wish to organize a workshop, kindly get in touch with us at 9811237050/ 67/ 69.

23. Whom should I contact for anyclarification?

For Registration and other issues, you may contact at 9811237050/ 67/ 69 or 011-45537037.

24. Who will pay for the Boarding and Lodging in New Delhi for the out station finalists?

Parents, teachers and students will have to arrange their own boarding and lodging at New Delhi. However, the sponsors will provide complimentary refreshments, tea and snacks at the venue of the finals to all the students, teachers and parents.

For any clarification and questions feel free to call at 09811237050 / 67 / 69..

 

NON-ASIAN COUNTRIES

1. How to classify the students according to the three different levels(Débutant, Intermédiaire and Avancé) and deciding who qualifies for whichlevel?

For the schools, students of Grades 4th, 5th and 6thwill enroll for Débutant level, of Grades 7thand 8thwill enroll for Intermédiaire level, and students from Grades 9th till 12thwill enroll for Avancé level.

2. What will be the venue for the threerounds?

The first round is a School round while the second round is a Zonal round. Both of these will take place in your respective school premises.
The third round is a Live International round. This will be conducted in New Delhi. Finalists will have to show up at the venue for the finals for an offline contest. The concerned French teacher shall accompany the finalists.

3. What is the registration fee and is there any limit as to how many students canparticipate?

There is no limit as to how many students can participate at the 1st level from one school. However, a minimum number of 25 students must register for all previous year participants inclusive of all levels from each school. Case to case basis relaxation is given to those schools participating for the 1sttime. A registration charge of 5 EUROS/ 7 USD is applicable for the 1st Round (school round).
For the second round, only those who qualify 1st round will re-register by paying 5 EUROS/ 7 USD.

4. What is the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for each school/city toparticipate?

This competition is open to all schools in non-Francophone countries.

5. What is the last date of CONFIRMATION OFPARTICIPATION?

All registrations are online at www.frenchspellbee.org. You can register your school and your students on our official website www.frenchspellbee.org for the 1st round before 31st August 2018.
However, those who register early will get the latest booklet at the earliest enabling them to prepare better.

6. How will the students enroll for the 1stround?

The French teachers will at first register his/her school at our official website. Post registration of the school, the concerned teacher will upload the excel based list of all the students on the website itself.
In case you find difficulty in registering online you may send us the details of the students in excel sheet at frenchspellbee@gmail.com and we will upload the same on the site for you.

7.Who will collect the payment & registration form?
There are two ways you can submit the fee and form.

OPTION-1 (ONLINE)
After you register online, there is a facility post registration where you can pay the registration amount directly by using online methods such as netbanking, creditcard or paypal account.

OPTION:2 (OFFLINE)
Complete the registration process online by providing the DD / Payorder / Cheque no. and Bank details on the website.
The payment may be deposited at the following account number via Cheque / DD / Payorder. Please remember to write the name of your school and total number of students registering from the school at the back of the instrument.
BANK: SocieteGenerale, Agence Paris, Champs-Elysees
91 AV Champs Elysees
75008 PARIS
NAME OF BENEFICIARY: Le Frehindi
BANK A/C NO: 300030333000020912076-28
IBAN: FR76 3000 3033 3000 0209 1207 628

The same can also be couriered in a sealed packet mentioning the school name and mobile number at the back of the instrument to the following address;
The International French Spellbee
Le Frehindi
11 rue de Cambrai, Immeublel'Artois, Cedex
19, Paris, 75945, France

8. How will the students enroll for the 2ndRound?

After the declaration of results, the qualifiers for the second round will re-register themselves by paying 5 EUROS/ 7 USDusing the same online route as in the 1stround.

9. Is there any registration charge for the 3rd and finalround?

No, there is no registration charge for the final round.

10. What is the amount to be transferred as Registration Amount to Frehindi Education (P) LTD?

1st Round: The school will forward a consolidated payment of 5 EUROS/ 7 USD to the bank details mentioned above.
2nd Round:The school will forward a consolidated payment of 5 EUROS/ 7 USD to the bank details mentioned above.

11. How many students can be selected in Round 2 for eachlevel?

Those scoring above the cutoff marks will automatically qualify for Round 2 from each level. A cut off score will be announced by the organizing committee on the completion of the first round. The results will be available on the website.

12. What are the Prizes and Certificates for students?

Physical participation certificates for participants at all levels will be delivered to the schools. The name on the certificates will be the same as those entered at the time of online registration.
1st (School Round) Level Prizes: School topper will be given a surprise prize by the sponsors.
All participants will receive a participation certificate.

2nd (Zonal Round) Level Prizes:
All the participants will receive a special "Champion d'Orthographe" badge along with a certificate for moving to Round 2
The toppers in each zone will receive a Gold medal.
Zonal Trophy will be given to the winning schools (1st, 2nd and 3rd) declared as Zonal Winners.
All French Teachers whose students have participated in the second round will receive a "Prof. Par Excellence" certificate. The names will be same as filled in the online registration form (where the name of the French teacher is mentioned before the name of each student).

3rd (International round) Level Prizes:
a) The winner gets an all-expense paid trip to France or Mac Airbook.
b) The 1stRunner up goes to Auroville, Pondicherry or Apple-I PadMini.
c) The 2ndRunner up goes to Frehindi Village, Himalayas or Kindle paperwhite.

13. What are the Trophies for Schools?

The top school from each level will win the prestigious International French Spell Bee School 2018 Trophy.

14. What are the Prizes for FrenchTeachers?

Win a Trip to France:
One French Teacher will get a chance to go to France on an all-expense paid trip. To qualify for this grand prize, you have to make sure that you have at least one of your students winning the Finals. All teachers whose students win their respective levels in the finals will be eligible for a "Lucky Draw Competition".
a) The Lucky Draw Winner will go on an all-expense paid trip to France/Spain or wins Mac Air Book
b) The 1st Runner up will go to Auroville Pondicherry or wins Apple-I PadMini
c) The 2nd Runner up will go to "Indo-French Frehindi Village" at Himalayas or winsKindle PaperWhite

MeilleurProfesseur Certificate:
All teachers whose students win the contest in each category will be awarded with the "Meilleur Professeur Gold medal" along with certificates by the chief guests at the Finals.

15. Will the competition be tough according to different levels and what will be the format of the papers and the type of questionsasked?
You will not find the level tough if you follow the Preparation Guide developed from text books and DELF Jr. Syllabus by CIEP (www.ciep.fr/en).
For all the levels the papers will be based solely on these guides. Here are some details:
Débutant
Category 1
The themes will be based on popular French text books available in the market for standards 4, 5 and 6 and DELF A1 Jr. (Parts 1 &2) (www.ciep.fr/en)
Intemédiaire
Category 2
The themes will be based on popular French text books available in the market for standards 7 and 8 & DELF A1 Jr. (Part 3 & DELF A2 Jr. Part 1) (www.ciep.fr/en)
Avancé
Category 3
The themes will be based on popular French text books available in the market for standards 9 to 12th & DELF A2 Jr. (Parts 2 & 3) (www.ciep.fr/en)

16. What happens if my school is not able to garner a minimum of 25students?

It is mandatory to register a minimum of 25 students for the school to qualify for the competition. However, this condition is relaxed for schools registering for the 1st time, please reach us at +91-9811237050/67/69 to resolve the issue.

17. What if the dates given for 1st round clash with my internal events/ assessments or shows or competitions in the school?

The school has the liberty to decide the dates for the 1st (Sep - Oct) and 2nd rounds (Oct – Nov)
We will give a window of one month to your school to conduct the same as per your convenience.

18. What will happen if there is a tie in the 2nd round of thecompetition?

Those who submit their test at the earliest will be declared the winners. In case there is still a tie in the Zonal round where two students submit their tests at the same time, there will be a tie breaker round, which will be conducted in your school at a future date to be decided in consultation with the concerned school.

19. What are the timings and venues for differentrounds?

1st and 2nd Rounds will be conducted in your school premises during school hours as per the convenience of your school.
3rdand Final Round will be conducted tentatively on 19th January 2019. The timing will be 9 am to 5 pm. Refreshments will be provided to the students and teachers.

20. Can parents accompany students for the finalround?

Parents can accompany the students for the final round only in case the concerned French teacher fails to come along with the student. No sibling shall be allowed.

21. How will I get the preparation guide?

Apart from a Model test paper available freely on our website, we will provide you a database of words in a booklet called "Preparation Guide" which will act as a resource book to you for all the three levels. You may download previous year's booklet freely from our official website.

22. Are you going to train teachers on effective techniques to prepare on all aspectsof International French Spell Bee 2018 and other doubts and confusion we mayhave?

Yes, we may organize workshop(s) when we have a sizeable number of teachers willing to undergo training in their respective zones.
In case you wish to organize a workshop, kindly get in touch with us at +91-9811237050/67/69.

23. Whom should I contact for anyclarification?

For Registration and other issues, you may contact at +91-9811237050/67/69 or 011-45537037.

24. Who will pay for the Boarding and Lodging in New Delhi for the out station finalists?

Parents, teachers and students will have to arrange their own boarding and lodging at New Delhi. However, the sponsors will provide complimentary refreshments, tea and snacks at the venue of the finals to all the students, teachers and parents.

For any clarification and further queries, feel free to connect with us at +91-9811237050/67/69..

 

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