Regional Olympiad in English language

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Regional Olympiad in English language among 9-11 forms pupils of Ust-Kamenogorsk and East Kazakhstan region schools took place at Kazakh American Free University on April 2, 2016. 236  pupils from 63 schools of Ust-Kamenogorsk and East Kazakhstan region applied for participation. Students were accompanied by 75 teachers.

Galina Konopyanova, Vice President of Training Activity and Educational Programs, greeted the participants.

The Olympiad had team character, each school could provide 4 participants. Also, under the terms of the Olympiad, all schools participating in the competition were divided into 2 categories - secondary schools and grammar school (school-lyceums).

The Olympiad held 2 rounds. In the I round the students were to perform a written test consisting of 3 parts - listening, lexical and grammatical parts and reading. In the II round students had to demonstrate their speaking skills.

The participants that haven’t passed II round as well as the teams that haven’t taken top places in the II round, were awarded with certificates for their participation in the competition. Prize winners were awarded with certificates for the corresponding taken place. The winners were awarded with certificates of eligibility for a discount for training at KAFU. The discount amount was 20%, 15% and 10% according to 1, 2 and 3 places. Prizes were awarded to:

School-Gymnasium (lyceums)

Team (school)

Place

State-owned Public Institution The specialized school-lyceum # 34 for gifted children, Education Management Department of East Kazakhstan region

1

State-owned Public Institution Regional specialized school-lyceum for children gifted in mathematics, physics, computer science, Education Management Department of East Kazakhstan region

2

State-owned Public Institution School-Gymnasium # 38, Akimat of Ust-Kamenogorsk  

3

 

Secondary General School

 

Team (school)

Place

State-owned Public Institution Shakarin Secondary General School, Education Management Department of East Kazakhstan region, Semei city

1

State-owned Public Institution Secondary school # 46, Akimat of Ust-Kamenogorsk 

2

State-owned Public Institution Secondary school # 3 Akimat of Kurchatov 

3

The winners and awardees of the Olympiad were also awarded with certificates from the International Language School Education First, that was one of the organizers of the Olympiad together with the KAFU Department of Foreign Languages. These gift certificates offer discounts on language education programs in the International Language School Education First for 1, 2 and 3 places respectively.

As part of the Regional Olympiad the methodological seminar on Successful Instruction for English Language Learning was organized for teachers. The seminar was held by certified English teacher from the USA Kathleen Hyde (Co-Serve International organization). After the seminar teachers were awarded with certificates of participation.