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Debating is not a discussion. Debating is a competitive activity between two teams with judges and rules. Debating requires strategy and quick-thinking, Debating means knowing the subject, but identifying and targetting your opponents´ weaknesses matter more.
What : An eight-hour programme to introduce teachers and/or students to competitive debating, approaches and strategies.
Who : (a) for teachers new to coaching debating (b) for students new to debating (c) combined groups of students and teachers
Length : eight hours – one-day intensive or two half-days semi-intensive or four two-hour sessions
Eligible for SENCE : yes (teacher-programmes only)
Eligible for Ley SEP : yes
Format : interactive workshop
Recommended previous programmes : none
Recommended English level : for teachers CEFR-B2 or higher*, for students CEFR-B1 or higher
Programme Fee ; CLP110,000 (before SENCE)
Session I – Justifications, format, organisation and development of a programme
Session II – The affirmative (government or proposition), defining a motion, building a case and the roles of the speakers
Starters III – The negative (opposition), challenging a motion, building a case and the roles of the speakers
Starters IV – Basic strategies, judging, practical activity
Related programmes :
- Discussion Programmes for older or advanced students
- Drama Programmes for students
- Británico´s InSchool English Programmes for students
- Británico´s teaching Speaking Series of programmes for teachers
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