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!
The Spelling Bee inspires a lifelong love of language.
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 KZTGift Certificate
20 000 KZTGift Certificate
20 000 KZTGift Certificate
The top three winners of
each Local Spelling Bee
will travel to Astana to
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
Choose your city:
Local Spelling Bee
17 November 11 Pushkin str
National Spelling Bee
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 Astana, Kazakhstan
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.
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
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
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1.Can I take part in the competition if I am a full time undergraduate student but I am only 16 years old?
2. I am a high school student, can I participate?
3. Can I take part in the competition if I am a part time (заочное отделение) undergraduate student?
4. I am only 17 years old now, but I turn 18 on November 15, 2018. Can I participate?
5. I am 25 years old now, but I turn 26 on November 5, 2018. Can I participate?
6. I am 25 years old now, but I turn 26 on December 15, 2018. Can I participate?
7. Can I take part in the competition if I am not a citizen of Kazakhstan?
8. I am a Kazakhstani citizen but I study abroad and in town for the school break, can I take part in the competition?
9. I am a graduate student at a Kazakhstani University, can I participate?
10. I am graduating with my Bachelor’s Degree in May 2019, can I participate?
11. I am a full-time undergraduate at KIMEP (or Nazarbayev) University. Can I participate?
12. I lost my student ID, can I participate?
13. I participated in the Spelling Bee 2018, can I take part in this year’s competition?
14. I participated in the National Spelling Bee in Astana last year, can I participate?
15. I am a college (колледж) student, can I participate in the Spelling Bee?
16. I went to college (колледж) after the 11th grade high school, can I participate at the competition?
17. How much does the participation cost?
18. There is no American Corner in my home city; can I participate in the competition?
19. Will the competition cover my travel expenses to the nearest city that has American Corner?
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
The participation in Kazakhstan Spelling Bee 2019 is free of charge.
280 Baizakova street
747 442 3595
11 Pushkin street
717 270 9500 ext.36307
102 Kazakhstan street
723 226 1333
112E, Section D, 11 microdistrict
713 223 7999
212 Studencheskii avenue
712 220 9291
44 Yerubayev street
721 249 3375
111 Altynsarin street
714 250 0810
166/2 Dostyk avenue
711 250 4419
104 Satpayev street
718 232 7287
25 Konstitucyy street
715 250 0216
13 Kazybek bi street
727 255 0293
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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