8:30 am- 9:30 am: Registration of Participants
09:45 am: Opening Ceremony:
Welcome by Emcee, Ms. Ana María Rocca, Argentina TESOL Advisory Council Member; TESOL Affiliate Network Professional Council Member
Ms. Mónica Gandolfo, Argentina TESOL Vice President, introduces the event
10:00 am: Emcee reads instructions on how the Spelling Competition is organized. Instructions will be read to the audience and participants both in Spanish and English.
10:15 am: Official 2018 ARTESOL National Spelling Competition word lists are presented to the Pronouncer.
10:30 am: Practice Round –This is for practice purposes only! Remember you may ask the following:
1) Request the definition of the word, 2) Request a sample sentence be read aloud, 3) Ask for an alternate pronunciation.
11:00 am: Round 1: This is the official start of 2018 ARTESOL National Spelling Competition and from this point any incorrect spellings will be counted and the student will be disqualified.
The spelling rounds will continue till there are 4 final place finishers. These final four will then continue the contest until the final finishers are determined.
Presentation of Awards