Friday, April 9, 2010

The National Spelling Bee has arrived!!!

The National Spelling Bee
is coming to…

an American Corner near you!!!!!

What: Win the chance to compete in a spelling bee against students your age from ALL OVER Macedonia in Skopje.
Who: English Students of Macedonia
Grades V-VI & VII-VIII and I-IV year

When: Saturday, April 24th at 12:00 pm
Where: American Corner Skopje/Bitola/Tetovo/Stip
How: email for a list of words – just state your city and your grade/year

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The American Corner Skopje Celebrates its 5th Anniversary with an English Speaking Contest

It has been 5 years since the American Corner Skopje opened its doors to the general public and in order to mark this occasion, an English Speaking Contest was organized at the hall of the host institution, the public library “Braka Miladinovci”. About 50 students from Skopje, Kicevo, Kumanovo, Veles and other cities took part in the competition choosing to tell a story, recite a poem, or give a humorous, informative or persuasive speech. There were English language teachers and parents in the audience who supported the contestants enthusiastically.

Category 1 winner: Maksim Jordanski

The contest was organized with the help of the English Language Fellow – Ms. Mary Bromwell, the Public Affairs of the US Embassy in Skopje, the Peace Corps volunteers, the Fulbrighters in Macedonia and the American Corner Skopje staff.

H.E. Philip T. Reeker, US Ambassador to Macedonia
His Excellency, Ambassador Philip Reeker was the one who presented the winners with certificates at the ceremony, namely iPod Shuffles to the first place winner in the senior category - David Dlaka, and the first place winner in the junior category - Maksim Jordanski. The two of them had the privilege to perform their speeches in front of the Ambassador who congratulated them for having won the competition.

AC Coordinator Olivera Trajkova, Ambassador Philip Reeker and City Library Director Filip Petrovski

The story of the sinking of the Titanic (Maksim Jordanski) and the humorous speech as to why people should stop smoking (David Dlaka) were the ones that won the hearts of the audience and the jury too.

Ambassador Reeker encouraged all of the students present to look into the exchange programs the US Embassy has to offer and to apply for these, as well as to take advantage of the services all of the corners in Macedonia provide. We hope that this speaking contest will be organized annually from now on and are looking forward to hosting it next year!

The Category 2 Finalists
The AC Skopje Staff