Franklin Global SpellEvent® Championship: New York City, U.S.A. * August 2010 * Looking Back, to Look Forward to August 2011!

The Champions in New York City (Credit: Franklin Electronic Publishers)

Hi teachers and students. Congratulations! You are going to participate in a wonderful experience. It’s the Franklin Global SpellEvent® Championship. If you are 15, this will be your only opportunity, ever, so, how can you make the best of it?

First of all, here’s the good news. You are already a winner. Let me repeat that. Winner. That’s who you are, a winner.

You win an experience that will enrich your life, today, tomorrow, forever.

You are great at spelling words. That means you can write with fewer spelling mistakes than many other people.

You are great at listening comprehension, understanding the sounds of the words. Many people misspell words because they can’t hear the individual sounds. However, you are really good at spelling words, because you listen well to the sounds.

You are great at knowing what words mean, which means your vocabulary is larger than many other people. That’s important, knowing what words mean, because you know there are words that sound alike, but are spelled differently.

For example, when you have to spell a word like “bizarre”, you smile, and ask for a definition. If the definition is, “a place where goods are bought and sold”, then you spell, “b-a-z-a-a-r”.

Oh, by the way, the winning word for the 2009 SpellEvent was, “B-i-z-a-r-r-e”. Isn’t that bizarre, how bizarre, so very strange and crazy. Would you believe that SpellEvent Championship in 2009 was won by a young lady from Argentina?

Anything is possible, but you have got to work hard, study your words from the Spelling Words Practice List, and study difficult words from the dictionary.


New York City, in August, 2011, the Big Apple is waiting for you!

About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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