Liceo Majorana is going to participate for the second time to the spelling bee for foreign students - one thing is for sure, we're going to do our best.
In countries where English is the national language, primary school children have an extra subject to study – SPELLING!
Two years ago Franklin Electronics together with TESOL organized a spelling bee for foreign students and it was a great success. The 2 finalists won a trip to New York with all expenses paid and the winner in New York won a $10,000 scholarship. Last year the 1st year students of the Linguistic section of Liceo Majorana decided to enter the competition. After a series of spelling bees held in class a group of 9 students qualified and participated in the Italian national competition held in Rome on May 8th 2010. None of them won but 4 of them lasted till the 5th round. The students were: Cingarelli Elvira, Cupello Benedetta, Ercoli Francesca, Luciani Nicolò, Pepè Maria Concetta, Piazza Giulia, Pizzo Alice and Tomassini Gioia. They told me that they enjoyed the experience and felt we should try again this year. Hopefully they will help me coach this year’s contestants.
Deborah Del Grosso