Students from Academic English have classroom debates on topical issues. Teacher Anna McKenna says
“Academic speaking skills are assessed and practised in a number of ways in the Academic English classes. One enjoyable and useful exercise is for the students to get together for a debate. On Friday 8th April 2011, the classes were organised into three groups and given the overall topics of Art; Media and Hypnosis. The groups decided on a motion to debate, elected a chairperson and divided themselves into “for” and “against” teams. Time was given to students to then do necessary research on their motion topic and formulate their arguments. The afternoon was a great success with the three mini debates covering some thought provoking issues, resulting in much heated discussion and lively audience participation.”
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011