Les Joutes Oratoires are a debating competition in French for Secondary School students. This contest has been organised under the auspices of the Alliance Française Dublin for over 20 years. It was first launched in the Republic of Ireland in 1990 with a view to enhancing students’ oral learning skills through a structured system of debates in the French language.

Schools may register their team each September, with rounds taking place from October to March and a big finale during the celebrations of the Francophonie Month.

For more information contact: Béatrice Chrétien, BeatriceChretien@alliance-francaise.ie, (01) 638 14 49

The motion for the 2023 Semifinals is La vie en milieu rural n’est plus viable

Belvedere College Vs. Coláiste Iosagáin

Gonzaga College Vs. Tullamore College

The battle of wits will finally come to an end with the two finalist teams competing at the French Library on the motion: Les valeurs sportives ne sont pas au premier plan dans les sports de haut niveau

Belvedere College Vs. Tullamore College