Master Spellers: Revolutionizing Language Learning via Competition

Sharmishtha Chawda,  Founder & CEO

Sharmishtha Chawda

Founder & CEO

Effective communication is important to build and foster a safe learning environment where students can thrive, prosper and learn. Studying a foreign language such as English can increase cultural knowledge and help children feel more confident. In countries like the US, many educational institutions organize spelling bee competitions to boost children’s confidence and improve their public speaking skills. Spelling bee competition is a time tested and a time tried concept for language learning. It has originated from the US Scripps National Spelling Bee competition, which purely focuses on spelling skills of school students. However, non-native English speaking nations like India require much more than just understanding of spellings. Most of the conventional language learning platforms existing in the country focus on language learning in terms of the grammar and vocabulary skills.

An online company that is taking this concept of language learning a step ahead is Master Spellers. Established in 2021, Master Spellers is dedicated to give a comprehensive, practical and holistic approach to language learning. Spearheaded by Sharmishtha Chawda, an alumna of exemplary institutions like Mount Carmel School, Hislop College and St. Xavier’s Institute of Communications, Mumbai, progressive and holistic pedagogy and its impact on young minds always caught her curious eye. In the pursuit of making language learning an inherent attitude for children, conducting public speaking
workshops, organizing spelling bee competitions, preparing students for TED-ED Talks, mentoring them towards their academic goals, handholding them from panic to pride became a natural consequence for building confidence through developing their communication skills.

Over the last decade, Indian schools that focused on marks previously have headed toward a comprehensive learning and wholesome growth of the students.As these schools look to integrate their co-curricular activities with external competitions like spelling bee, Master Spellers has been the goto partner as it offers the perfect cocurricular solution that schools seek. Master Spellers has been designed to suit the convenience of the user and parents of school kids. The payment gateway to the registration, the access to preparatory material for each level, the mock tests on the participant dashboard, the auto generated results and performance reports make it easy navigation for schools and students.

Master Spellers has been the go-to partner as it offers the perfect co-curricular solution that schools seek

Master Spellers is facilitated by a proficient team of experienced English educators who also conduct Masterclasses before every level. Masterclasses are designed to train the participants for the upcoming levels. This makes the experience even more enriching for the participants. At Master Spellers, the team believes that while spellings are intrinsic to the language, the constant pursuit of enriching students’ vocabulary, perfecting their pronunciations, enhancing their writing skills and empowering their ideas with words can be life defining skills. "Each level is packed with exciting, challenging and child friendly rounds like Synonyms, Scrambled words, Anagrams, Phonetics, Choose the odd one out, Test your vocabulary, Choose the correct preposition, Word often confused, and more. These rounds make learning extremely engaging and fun for the participants", shares Sharmishtha Chawda, Founder & CEO.

Since its inception, the number of participants for Master Spellers has grown four-fold and the platform has got resounding validation from various CBSE, IB and ICSE schools from many cities. Master Spellers with its strong foothold is now ready to scale up its operations across India. For the future, Master Spellers envisions fostering a fraternity of young spellers and language learners by providing a competitive environment. The whole idea is to give the child friendliness as well as a valuable platform. The company is a 100 percent paperless learning system. All learning material is digital and the exams are integrated into the website and conducted online under stringent invigilation.