Eurasian Spelling Bee 2020 Question Papers


Preliminary Round

Semifinal Round

Final Round

ESB 2021 REGISTRATION

RULES & REGULATIONS

Dates and Venue

The Competition will be run in three rounds: preliminary round, semifinal round and final round.

Preliminary round (National Level):
16 to 18 April 2021 
Venue: At school or Online

Semifinal round (International Level):
28 to 30 May 2021
Venue: At school or Online

Final round (International Level):
24 to 25 July 2021
Location: Gdansk, Poland 

Candidate Registration and Fees

To register, please click the Register button on this page to register.

You can also contact 011-6550 5400 or 012-383 3218 (call or Whatsapp acceptable) or  email ckgan@english.edu.my if you need to understand more.

The registration deadline is 1 April 2021. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. 

The registration fee is RM60 (Ringgit Malaysia Sixty only) per student. There is no additional fee if they advance to the semifinal or final rounds.

Competition Category

Students from Public Schools (government-funded) and Private Schools (majority subjects are not taught in English) are allowed to enroll according to their school year.
Primary 1 & 2 will join Bee Level 1
Primary 3 will join Bee Level 2
Primary 4 will join Bee Level 3
Primary 5 will join Bee Level 4
Primary 6 will join Bee Level 5
Secondary 1 will join Bee Level 6
Secondary 2 will join Bee Level 7
Secondary 3 will join Bee Level 8
Secondary 4 will join Bee Level 9
Secondary 5 will join Bee Level 10


More announcement will be made for students from English Medium International Schools
The students of lower level can compete at higher level if they feel prepared for the level.

Summary of the Competition Rounds

There are 3 competition rounds. Students will start with the Preliminary round (national level). Students will compete among Malaysian students to qualify for the semifinal round. The tests for the preliminary round will consist of: Writing test, Listening test, and Oral test (Spelling).

The top 20% (sometimes more) from the country will be invited to the semifinal round. The tests for the semifinal round of the ESB will consist of: Writing test, Listening test, and Oral test (Spelling).

Top 10 students from each level (sometimes more) from the semifinal round will be invited to the final round. The tests for the Final round of the ESB will consist of: Writing test, Listening test, and Oral test (Spelling).  

Final round will be held in Gdansk, Poland. Three-day full-board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) accommodation will be provided for all the candidates and their teachers free of charge. The candidates and their teachers just need to make their own arrangement to the Final venue.

Competition Tasks & Time Allowed

Candidates in all rounds (preliminary, semi-final and final) will be given three tasks:

Writing
Task 1 (10 minutes) :
participants read the text and identify and correct 10 misspelled words

Task 2 (5 minutes) :
- Bee Levels 1-4 – participants need to identify and correctly spell 5 words based on a picture and scrambled up letters.

- Bee Levels 5-10 – participants need to identify and correctly spell 5 words based on a definition and scrambled up letters.

Listening
Task 3 (approximate 5 minutes) :
participants listen to a short recording, read the text and complete the gaps with correct spelling of the words

Oral
Task 4 :
In the preliminary and semi-final round each participant will be given only two words to spell orally, but for the final round the number of words will double. (time allowed: the spellers have total 1 minute and 45 seconds to think and spell each word after the clear pronunciation and all information are given. The judges and pronouncer will not communicate with the speller during the final 30 seconds. The judges will disqualify any speller who does not provide a complete spelling before the expiration of time (0 seconds). If the judges and pronouncer need to discuss a competition-related matter while the speller is contemplating a word, they may pause the time clock, and they will inform the speller when they pause and resume the time clock.)

Marking Guidance for All Bee Levels

Task 1 – Written (20 points in total)
* 1 point for each word identified
* 1 point for each word with spelling fully corrected
** no partial points for partially correct spelling

Task 1.1 – Written (10 points in total)
* 2 marks will be allocated for each word spelt correctly
** no partial points for partially correct spelling

Task 2 – Listening (10 points in total)
* 2 marks will be allocated for each word spelt correctly
** no partial points for partially correct spelling

Task 3 – Oral (10 points in total)
* 5 marks will be allocated for each word spelt correctly
** no partial points for partially correct spelling All tasks: plural forms and capital letters are required where necessary to obtain a mark.
*** Oral spelling task does not require capital letters, but plural forms are mandatory.

Approval from Malaysia Education Minister (KPM) with PAJSK Co-curriculum Points (National School System)

We are in the progress to obtain the support letter from Ministry of Education. Once we obtain the approval, students will be entitled to Markah PAJSK for participation and achievement at various stages. The points will be provided by KPM, after the organizer submitted the competition report when the final round completed.

Certificates and medals

All candidates in the preliminary round will receive a certificate of participation. The top 5 candidates in each category will receive a certificate of achievement.
All candidates in the semifinal round will receive a certificate of participation and a medal.
All candidates in the final round will receive a certificate of participation and a medal. 

Where to get more information?

Please contact the Malaysia Coordinator at 012-383 3218 or 011-6550 5400 or email ckgan@english.edu.my

Phone

Tel: 03-5879 7144
Mobile: 012-3833218

Email

admin@english.edu.my

Headquarters

Caya Academy Sdn bhd
(1240452-H)
Block H1-01, Setiawalk,
Persiaran Wawasan, Pusat Bandar Puchong, 47160 Puchong,
Selangor, MALAYSIA

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