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Spelling for victory

06 March 2020 | Education

Angelina Costa; Camöes Namibia; “These initiatives motivate students to learn about languages and cultures...”

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The Portuguese college Camöes Namibia, held the Bee Different spelling competition last recently.

It was the first of its kind to feature Portuguese, Afrikaans and English.

An electric atmosphere prevailed throughout the spelling bee hosted at the International School of Walvis Bay (ISWB).

Portuguese, Afrikaans and English teachers in collaboration with the Portuguese community under the leadership of Elizabeth de Brito with assistance from Adriana Teixeira and Hilya Nghililewanga, organised the spelling bee.

Duinesig Secondary School, which also offers Portuguese as a subject in the Walvis Bay circuit, was also invited to participate.

According to the director of Camöes Namibia, Angelina Costa, the spelling bee provided an opportunity for learners from different schools and backgrounds to get together and interact socially using three different languages.

“These initiatives motivate the students to learn about the languages and cultures they study about in school.”

Costa added that the learners’ enthusiasm was contagious and every pupil was eager to participate.

The competition consisted of two (a prepared and unprepared) rounds.

In the first round, participants had to spell similar words in the three languages, facing elimination when the misspelled these words. The second round was more challenging since it had unfamiliar words.

At the end of the event, Leonardo Ramos (ISWB) was announced as the winner for Portuguese; Helvi Shuudifonya (Duinesig) for Afrikaans; and Blessing Lídima (ISWB) for English.

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