Debating and English Come Together

Having recognised the worth of using debating as a tool when teaching English ISSOS will incorporate a number of short debates into all English classes this summer. This will allow all students to gain confidence in their spoken English as well as experience in public speaking.

Recently Rachel Whitbread, our award winning debating coach, went to Hong Kong as part of the ESU British Debating Team.

The ESU Speech and Debate Squad consists of outstanding debaters at British universities selected through competitive interview for their skill in teaching, demonstrating and judging public speaking and debating.

In Hong Kong, Rachel taught many students how to use their debating in English lessons to improve their language skills.

This summer at ISSOS, our Debating and English departments will collaborate to ensure that all students benefit from Rachel's experience. If you would like more information on these electives (or any others), please contact us as soon as possible as places are quickly filling for 2010.