Spelling can be a challenge in a native language, but may be even harder for a non-native speaker. Try spelling some commonly misspelled words like enthusiastic or thermometer. Western Nevada Community College is offering a chance for students in its English as a Second Language program to participate in an English language spelling bee in English on Saturday, Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m., at WNCC's Marlette Hall, in the Cedar Building.
"Some of these students have been in our program for three years now and are looking forward to this," said Teri Zutter, director of the English as a Second Language program at WNCC. "These students are working really hard to learn the language and prepare for the spelling bee."
A new home computing system and a trophy will be awarded to the winning student. ESL students from Carson City, Dayton, Minden/Gardnerville, Fallon, Smith Valley, Yerington, and Lovelock will participate in both intermediate and advanced competition.
And, in keeping with the season, "Santa Claus will also be in attendance and international desserts will be served," added Zutter.
The public is invited to attend the spelling bee and support the participants. Admission is free.
Press Release: November 22, 2006
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