Qooco is to host the 7th annual Qooco Asia Spelling Cup on November 9, 2019 in Fukuoka, Japan. Organized by Qooco, thousands of students will compete to be accepted as one of 50 finalists to showcase their English Spelling skills at the finals. The Qooco Asia Spelling Cup is the largest Spelling Bee in Asia, involving students from China, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam and Malaysia. Qooco uniquely incorporates online and mobile learning technology into the selection process, regularly receiving over 240,000 applicants from throughout the region during the pre-selection process.
Those who are chosen to represent their country will be sponsored by Qooco and other generous sponsors, who will cover two-night hotel accommodation and airport transfer. Breakfast and lunch on competition day are included.
EARLY SPELLING COMPETITIONS
One of the first major spelling competitions was held in the U.S. in 1925 and was called “The National Spelling Bee”. An 11-year-old from Louisville, Kentucky named Frank Neuhauser defeated eight other finalists to win that year. His final word was “gladiolus”.
GOOD SPELLERS MAKE GREAT SCIENTISTS
It has been noticed that many Spelling Bee finalists go on to careers in science and medicine. Jeffery Blitz, Director of Oscar nominated “Spellbound” notes: “Something about the kind of brain that’s not intimidated by the dictionary in childhood seems well-suited to the work of medicine in adulthood”
All set for the final competition? Check out some of these winning words from previous competitions: “staphylococci”, “chiaroscurist”, “autochthonous”, “odontalgia” and “vivisepulture”.
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