Monologues

Competitive Event

Overview

  • Individual students record a video of themselves reciting a memorized monologue in their target language on stage (e.g. could be oratorical, poetic, dramatic, or humorous but NOT musical).
  • Monologues must be original (written by students and/or mentors).
  • Monologues may or may not reflect the theme of the year "Connecting the World with Languages," but points will be given to monologues demonstrating connection with the theme.

Number of entries

One entry per language, per school. If a school offers more languages, two or more entries will be allowed.

Eligibility

To be accepted into this entry, student:

  • Must be non-native speaker of the target language
    • Good judgment should be used to determine if a student is a native speaker or not. Any identified native-speaking participant will be disqualified.
  • Must compete at the level of language they are currently enrolled or at a higher level but NOT at a lower level

Time limit

  • 1-2 minutes for levels 1 & 2 (students at these levels present individually)
  • 2-4 minutes for levels 3 & above (students at these levels present individually)

Minimum and maximum time limits must be respected to avoid deduction of points. Timing begins from the first spoken word to the last word indicating the monologue's conclusion.

Judging

Each monologue video will be played and judged based on the level of memorization (monologues must be memorized), the overall delivery, and the quality of the target language use.
Review judging criteria.

Additional details

  • Additional awards may be presented for the following competences, if merited.
    • Most Original Presentation
    • Best Theme-Related Presentation
    • Best Theatrical Presentation
    • Most Humorous Presentation

Video recording procedure

  • Video should be recorded in one of the following formats: mp4 (MPEG-4), .mov (Apple Quick Time movie), or .3gp (3GPP).
  • Students must make sure that the audio is audible, the video is visible, and the image is in good quality prior to submission.
  • Students must test video to ensure that both the audio and video work perfectly prior to submission.
  • The video should be saved with the monologue's title, student or group and school’s names.
  • Time limit required of the monologues must be respected.
  • After registration, each school representative will be provided a link and instructions for submitting the video file(s).