French language and Francophonie week Dis-Moi Dix Mots
organized by the Alliance Française Miami Metro

The French language and Francophonie Week
is organized every year around March 20,which is International Francophonie Day.
It is a major event for all the word lovers in France, as well as abroad, and a great occasion to show one’s attachment to the French language by celebrating its richness and diversity.

The purpose of the “Dis-moi dix mots” event, which runs from September to June, is to invite everybody to play
and express themselves with ten words in either a literary or artistic form.

These ten words are chosen every year by numerous francophone partners : France, Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland,
and the International Organization of la Francophonie (constituted by 75 states and governments around the world).

2019-20 Edition: « Dis-moi dix mots au fil de l'eau »

The new edition, dedicated to water, invites everyone to quench their thirst for words. Because it reassures, worries, comforts or inspires us, makes us happy and  heals, water constantly crosses our lives. It is good of humanity. Ten words are offered here, as an invitation to travel, reflection, pleasure, poetry...

 aquarelle (nom)

à vau-l'eau (adv.)

engloutir (v.)

fluide (adj.)

mangrove (nom)

oasis (nom)

ondée (nom)

plouf (interj.)

ruisseler (v.)

spitant (adj.)

Terms & Deadlines

This contest consists of submitting a group or individual literary assignment, which includes an artistic dimension and a real linguistic work. The students will have to write in French on the theme of “au fil de l’eau” with the words among the list above.

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The contest winners will be elected by a jury composed of three members, and will be judged on the following criteria:

1) Originality/Creativity

2) Quality of writing: writing style

3) Respect of the rules.

The assignments should be turned in no later than February 28 2020, through their teacher’s email.
Students are not allowed to send their assignment individually.

Please use exclusively the following address:


Please note that each assignment must bear the name(s) and age of its creator(s), as well as the name of the teacher and school.

By taking part in this contest, the students commit themselves into turning in genuine and unpublished work which may be freely used for cultural and educative purposes.

The names of the members of jury will soon be announced. Skateboards, IPads, Perfume Sets and other surprise prizes will be awarded to the winners of each school.

A grand jury prize will be awarded by Dominique Bona of “l’Académie Française” and the winner will receive a handwritten note along with a special prize.




Example of heading for the assignments:


First Name:

Last Name:


Name of the School:

Name of the Teacher:



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