Kazakhstan Spelling Bee


The U.S.Embassy in Kazakhstan is pleased to host the Third Annual Spelling Bee Competition.
You have a chance to win the title of Best English Speller in Kazakhstan, along with other prizes!

REGISTRATION

COMPETITION RULES

The Spelling Bee inspires a lifelong love of language.

COMPETITION RULES :

The pronouncer will clearly pronounce the word two times. You should pronounce the word and say each letter distinctly. You will have two minutes to spell the word. At the end of the word, you should say the word again. You won’t be disqualified if you don’t say the word at the beginning and end of spelling, but it helps the judges to know when you are beginning and ending. You may ask the pronouncer to repeat the word, define it, use it in a sentence, provide the part of speech, provide the language of origin.
a. “Can you repeat the word?”
b. “Can I have a definition, please?”
c. “Can you use it in a sentence, please?”
d. “Can I have the part of speech, please?” i.e. noun, verb, adjective, etc.
e. “Can you give me the language of origin, please?”
You may stop and start over. However, once a letter is pronounced, you cannot change it or rearrange the letters. You must continue in the same order.

Local Spelling Bee Prizes

30 000 KZT

Gift Certificate

20 000 KZT

Gift Certificate

20 000 KZT

Gift Certificate

The top three winners of
each Local Spelling Bee
will travel to Astana to
participate in
the National Bee

all travel expenses
will be covered

The top four winners

from the National Bee will travel to Bishkek to
participate at the Central Asian Regional Spelling Bee

all travel expenses will be covered

Schedule

Choose your city:

Local Spelling Bee

17 November 11 Pushkin str

  • 13:00Registration of participants
  • 14:00Competition starts
REGISTRATION

National Spelling Bee

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 Astana, Kazakhstan

News

10 March 2018

For the Second Year in a Row, Kazakhstan Wins the Central Asian Spelling Bee.

Dinara Kurakbayeva, a student from Suleyman Demirel University spelled the English word approbation correctly to beat out 19 competitors to win the 2018 Central Asian Spelling Bee. Meruyert Soviet from Karaganda took second place in the contest. The goal of the contest is to support English-language development and collaboration in education at the regional level.

“Я безмерно рада, что поучаствовала в конкурсе Spelling Bee. Больше всего мне понравилось отношение организаторов к своей работе. Профессионализм впечатлил и вдохновил. Могу с уверенностью сказать, что помимо приятных призов получила ценный опыт, что очень важно в личностном росте. Мне больше всего понравилось как посольство США и консульство организовали конкурс.”-сказала Динара Куракбаева.

15 August 2017

U.S. Embassy Holds First-Ever Central Asian Spelling Bee at American Corner Dushanbe

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, August 15, 2017 – U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan Elisabeth Millard held a spelling bee for 11 participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan at the American Corner in Dushanbe. A spelling bee is competition popularized in America in which contestants are asked to spell words in English. Elnur Rakhmatullin from Kazakhstan won the competition and was awarded a laptop computer.

17 November, 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the first Regional Spelling Bee contest in Astana, Kazakhstan

1 - Alexander Lapukhov, sophomore of Eurasion National University.
2 - Ramazan Yeltay, senior of Nazarbayev University.
3 - Ulzhan Baizankyzy, sophomore of Eurasion National University.
The purpose of the competition was to support Kazakhstan's trilingual policy and popularization of the English language among the youth. Now the prizewinners of the city competition will participate in the National contest to compete with the winners from other cities of Kazakhstan on March 2 in Astana.
Apply now at www.spellingbee.kz


24 November, 2018

Next “Spelling Bee” contest was hold at the American Corners in Aktobe, Petropavlosvk and Pavlodar. Let’s congratulate winners in Petropavlovsk:

1. Alyona Ryzhenko, sophomore of North Kazakhstan State University
2. Aruzhan Talapkerova, freshman of Kokshetau State University after Sh.Ualikhanov
3. Dinara Kalykova, junior of North Kazakhstan State University

Winners in Pavlodar:
1. Nurgul Adamzhanova, senior of Pavlodar State University
2. Anna Zhantemirova, junior of Pavlodar State University
3. Yegor Litovchenko, junior of Pavlodar State Pedagogical University

Winners in Aktobe:
1. Talgat Sadykov, junior of APEC Petrotechnic, Oil and gas field exploitation
2. Aida Maximova, senior of West Kazakhstan State Medical University
3. Aktoty Kuanysheva, freshman of West Kazakhstan State Medical University

Congratulations to all winners who will participate in the “National Spelling Bee” in Astana in March 2019!

25 November, 2018

American Corner in Kostanay hold Local Spelling Bee. They had 37 participants; this number is for five students more than in last year. They invited different colleges, such as: Pedagogical college, Automobile college, Building Colege, college of engineering & Economical University and Kostanay State University, Kostanay State Pedagogical University and ChelGu. The winners are:

1. Utkelbayev Zhanibek, senior of Kostanay State Pedagogical University
2. Dauren Alpysbay, senior of Kostanay State Pedagogical University
3. Sultan Kozhamberdiyev, junior of Kostanay State Pedagogical University

Our congratulations to Kostanay State University, the next trip will be to Astana for “National Spelling Bee”. Thank you for all participants!

25 November, 2018

Today, American Corner in Shymkent was hold “Spelling Bee” competition. There were 44 contestants from universities from different cities. It was an unforgettable contest among best of the best students. They had to spell so many difficult words and they did it!!! Here are the winners:

1. Gani Tileuberdi, sophomore of South Kazakhstan State University
2. Nagima Abdrakhman, sophomore of Miras University
3. Dilshoda Abdrakhman, sophomore of South Kazakhstan State University

Thank you for all students who came and took part in our contest! Good luck in “National Spelling Bee”.


25 November, 2018

Congratulations to American Corner “Spelling Bee” winners in Oskemen and Atyrau. They will participate in the “National Spelling Bee” in March 2019.

Oskemen winners:
1. Arsen Madinov, sophomore of Kazakh-American Free University
2. Darya Grigoryeva, senior of Kazakh-American Free University
3. Arsen Alpysbay, Semey Geological Prospecting College

Atyrau winners:
1. Akezhan Kumiskaliyev, freshman of Oil&Gas University
2. Zhanargul Kharifullina, freshman of APEC
3. Zhalgasbaeva Ulzhan, junior of Caspian Modern Higher College

Thank you for all students for participation!

25 November, 2018

“Spelling Bee” in Karaganda went with a blast! They had an amazing competition! Thanks to all participants! Here are the winners:

1. Gizat Aibassov, sophomore of Karaganda State University
2. Assem Mustafina, junior Karaganda Medical University
3. Malika Raspekova, freshman of Karaganda Medical University

Let’s wish good luck to Karaganda city representatives at the “National Spelling Bee” in Astana!

Frequently Asked Questions

CONTACT US ANY TIME:OK@SPELLINGBEE.KZ

1.Can I take part in the competition if I am a full time undergraduate student but I am only 16 years old?

No. In order to take part in the competition you have to be between 18 years old (on or after November 17, 2018) and 25 (cannot have turned 26 on or before November 17, 2018).

2. I am a high school student, can I participate?

No, but you can join us in the audience!

3. Can I take part in the competition if I am a part time (заочное отделение) undergraduate student?

No. You have to be a full time (очное отделение) student at a Kazakhstani university or college.

4. I am only 17 years old now, but I turn 18 on November 15, 2018. Can I participate?

Yes. If you turn 18 on or before 17 November 2018, you can participate.

5. I am 25 years old now, but I turn 26 on November 5, 2018. Can I participate?

No. If you turn 26 on or before November 17, 2018, you cannot participate.

6. I am 25 years old now, but I turn 26 on December 15, 2018. Can I participate?

Yes. If you turn after November 17, 2018, you can participate.

7. Can I take part in the competition if I am not a citizen of Kazakhstan?

No. You have to have a valid Kazakhstani ID (удостоверение личности или паспорт)

8. I am a Kazakhstani citizen but I study abroad and in town for the school break, can I take part in the competition?

No, you have to be enrolled at a Kazakhstani University.

9. I am a graduate student at a Kazakhstani University, can I participate?

No. You have to be a full time undergraduate student.

10. I am graduating with my Bachelor’s Degree in May 2019, can I participate?

If you are a Kazakhstani citizen full time undergraduate student enrolled at a Kazakhstani university and you are between 18 and 25 years old then, YES, you can!

11. I am a full-time undergraduate at KIMEP (or Nazarbayev) University. Can I participate?

If you are a Kazakhstani citizen full time undergraduate student enrolled at a Kazakhstani university and you are between 18 and 25 years old then, YES, you can!

12. I lost my student ID, can I participate?

You have to upload a “Spravka” from your college or university proving that you are enrolled at a Kazakhstani institution.

13. I participated in the Spelling Bee 2018, can I take part in this year’s competition?

If you are a Kazakhstani citizen, full time college or undergraduate student enrolled at a Kazakhstani university, are between 18-25 years old and DID NOT go to Almaty for the Central Asia Regional Spelling Bee in 2018 then, YES, you can participate!

14. I participated in the National Spelling Bee in Astana last year, can I participate?

If you are a Kazakhstani citizen, full time college or undergraduate student enrolled at a Kazakhstani university, are between 18-25 years old and DID NOT go to Almaty for the Central Asia Regional Spelling Bee in 2018 then, YES, you can participate!

15. I am a college (колледж) student, can I participate in the Spelling Bee?

Yes, if you are a full-time student and are between the ages of 18 and 25.

16. I went to college (колледж) after the 11th grade high school, can I participate at the competition?

Yes, if you are a full-time student and are between the ages of 18 and 25.

17. How much does the participation cost?

The Kazakhstan Spelling Bee 2019 is free for participants. Contestants do not pay for registration nor for participation.

18. There is no American Corner in my home city; can I participate in the competition?

Yes, you are welcome to participate in the competition in the nearest city that has American Corner. Please check the American Corner address below.

19. Will the competition cover my travel expenses to the nearest city that has American Corner?

No. It is participant’s responsibility to cover all travel expenses for Local Bee Competition.

20. I do not know where the American Corner is in my city, how can I find it?
Please see the American Corner address in your city below:

Almaty:  280 Baizakov str, SmArt.Point USCGALMATY

Astana:  11 Pushkin str american_corner_astana

Aktobe:  112E, Section D, 11 mrd american_corner_aktobe

Atyrau:  212 Studencheskii avenue american_corner_atyrau

Karaganda:  44 Yerubayev street american_corner_karaganda

Kostanay:  111 Altynsarin street american_corner_kostanay

Uralsk:  166/2 Dostyk street american_corner_oral

Oskemen:  102 Kazakhstan street american_corner_oskemen

Pavlodar:   104 Satpayev street american_corner_pavlodar

Petropavlovsk:    25 Konstitutsyy street american_corner_ petropavlovsk

Shymkent:   13A Kazybek bi street american_corner_shymkent

Registration

The participation in Kazakhstan Spelling Bee 2019 is free of charge.

If there is no American Corner in your home city, you are welcome to participate in the competition in the nearest American Corner.

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Download file: Data Protection Form.pdf Take the printed and signed file with you for registration.

If there is no American Corner in your home city, you are welcome to participate in the competition in the nearest American Corner.

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Signed Data
Protection Form (.pdf)

Download file: Data Protection Form.pdf Take the printed and signed file with you for registration.

Contact us

Almaty

280 Baizakova street

almaty@amcorners.kz

747 442 3595

@USCGALMATY

Astana

11 Pushkin street

astana@amcorners.kz

717 270 9500 ext.36307

@american_corner_astana

Oskemen

102 Kazakhstan street

oskemen@amcorners.kz

723 226 1333

@american_corner_oskemen

Aktobe

112E, Section D, 11 microdistrict

aktobe@amcorners.kz

713 223 7999

@american_corner_aktobe

Atyrau

212 Studencheskii avenue

atyrau@amcorners.kz

712 220 9291

@american_corner_atyrau

Karaganda

44 Yerubayev street

karaganda@amcorners.kz

721 249 3375

@american_corner_karaganda

Kostanay

111 Altynsarin street

kostanai@amcorners.kz

714 250 0810

@american_corner_kostanay

Uralsk

166/2 Dostyk avenue

oral@amcorners.kz

711 250 4419

@american_corner_oral

Pavlodar

104 Satpayev street

pavlodar@amcorners.kz

718 232 7287

@american_corner_pavlodar

Petropavlovks

25 Konstitucyy street

petropavlovsk@amcorners.kz

715 250 0216

@american_corner_petropavlovsk

Shymkent

13 Kazybek bi street

shymkent@amcorners.kz

727 255 0293

@american_corner_shymkent

If you have any questions about the details of the competition, please contact program coordinator Gulzhan Massalimova at telephone number + 7 727 291 92 26/ 35

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