SPELLING BEE COMPETITION

The Croatian-American Society holds a public spelling bee competition for all YEC members, friends, and anyone else who would like to participate in this competition.

The purpose of this Spelling Bee Competition is to encourage primary and secondary school students to learn English and to make them aware of the importance of spelling in English. We also want students to develop social and competitive skills and bring them closer to US culture.

The competition is open to all elementary school students from grades 1-8 and to high school students from grades 1-4.

WHO CAN APPLY?  

  • Primary and secondary school students
  • YEC members
  • CAS members

WHAT LEVEL DO I APPLY FOR?

  • If you are a YEC member then sign up based on the textbook you are using no matter your school grade
  • If you are not a YEC member, then we advise you apply based on the school grade you are attending; for example, if you are in 3rd grade, then apply for 3rd grade

PLEASE NOTE: YEC groups are divided by school grade and English language level. For example, FH2 is for children in grades 1 – 2. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 23.04.2020

FREE ENTRANCE!

COMPULSORY APPLICATIONS!

BASIC INFORMATION

DATE: Saturday 25.04.2020
TIME: 10:00 – 13:00 


*Each group will have its own time slot for the Spelling Bee competition. We will announce the exact times soon.

COMPETITION RULES

  • There must be complete silence in the room during the competition
  • All participants are sitting until called upon. They must stand when called upon and spell their word.
  • The judges will calls out the word twice before the participant begins attempting to spell it.
  • All participants will get the same list of words to prepare. You can find a list of words at the bottom of this page.
  • If participants misspell a word they are eliminated.
  • In order to ensure all participants have enough time to complete rounds, participants should be given one minute to spell the word correctly.
  • If the participants that have been eliminated, or someone from the audience, starts whispering the answers, nodding, or shaking their heads, they must leave immediately.
  • The last participant wins the spelling contest
  • You can only apply to one group
  • You cannot be a winner in multiple books

The participant may ask the judges for the following assistance after hearing his or her spelling word:

  • o repeat the word
  • to use the word in a sentence
  • to state what type of word it is (noun, verb…ets)

APPLICATION

HOW TO APPLY?

  • Via e-mail: mtadic@cas.hr
  • By phone: 01 / 2422 343
  • By your YEC group leader

*a minimum of 8 competitors are required for the groups to be held. If the minimum is not met, the competator can move to another group.

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SPELLING BEE WORD / ENGLISH COMPETITION WORDS

We ask YEC members to download the list from the book they are using in groups, not by grade level. Thank you.

BIG ENGLISH +1 = 1 razred OŠ

BIG ENGLISH +2 = 1 – 2 razred OŠ

FLY HIGH 2 = 1 – 2 razred OŠ

FLY HIGH 3 = 3 – 4 razred OŠ

FLY HIGH 4 = 4 – 5 razred OŠ

BIG ENGLISH +4 =  5 razred OŠ

BIG ENGLISH +5 = 5 – 6 razred OŠ

WIDER WORLD 2 = 5 – 6 razred OŠ (uskoro)

WIDER WORLD 3 = 6 – 7 razred OŠ

WIDER WORLD 4 = 7 – 8 razred OŠ

GOLD EXPERIENCE B1+  = 8 razred OŠ – 1 srednja škola

GOLD EXPERIENCE B2 = 1 srednja škola

FOCUS 5 = 2 – 4 srednja škola