The Chinese Flagship Program Builds Bridges Through Debate
Students taking the debate course learn important skills and cultural attitudes to prepare them for life abroad.
Debates can be difficult. Tensions run high, and to seem convincing you have to say the right thing at the right time in the right way. This can prove a tall order for anyone to do in their native language, so imagine the difficulty of debating in a language you are learning!
For students in the Chinese Flagship Program debate course, this doesn’t need to be imagined. The course, taught by visiting professor Sha-Sha Yang, centers around formal debates that happen throughout the semester. For each one, students with a high proficiency level in Chinese speaking debate one another on a predetermined topic.
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