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20201016T1350 20201016T1450 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh Developing speaking and critical thinking skills for English-majored students in Nha Trang university through debate activities

As the aim of the teacher-reacher is to foster students's ability to deliver a speech at length using logical reasoning in arguments to defend their own ideas, debate has been introduced to second-year English majored students of Nha Trang university from the beginning of the semester. After that, they were guided step by step to achieve the aforementioned aim. First, students were taught in details with the format of the debate, the neccessary functional language phrases or sentences and the requirements for a debate to be carried out. Then students learnt to practise in pairs before performing scenarios relating to debate they had prepared to the class. During the semester, teacher would observe to take notes and make adaptations to students' levels and ability. Finally, the actual test would be carried out to evaluate students' ability to make a debate. In the end, teacher's observation and students' end-of-term test score have shown the effectiveness of debating: Students could argue at length with more fluency and more convincing reasons; besides, most of them could also defend their ideas persuasively.

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As the aim of the teacher-reacher is to foster students's ability to deliver a speech at length using logical reasoning in arguments to defend their own ideas, debate has been introduced to second-year English majored students of Nha Trang university from the beginning of the semester. After that, they were guided step by step to achieve the aforementioned aim. First, students were taught in details with the format of the debate, the neccessary functional language phrases or sentences and the requirements for a debate to be carried out. Then students learnt to practise in pairs before performing scenarios relating to debate they had prepared to the class. During the semester, teacher would observe to take notes and make adaptations to students' levels and ability. Finally, the actual test would be carried out to evaluate students' ability to make a debate. In the end, teacher's observation and students' end-of-term test score have shown the effectiveness of debating: Students could argue at length with more fluency and more convincing reasons; besides, most of them could also defend their ideas persuasively.

Lecturer
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Nha Trang University
Mr. Ngoc Tung Vu
University at Albany, SUNY
Ms. Van Tang
Lecturer
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University of Foreign Language Studies - The University of Danang
Ms. Nga Le
lecturer
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Nha Trang University
Mrs. Souksavanh PHOMMANISONE
English teacher
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Souphanouvong​ University
Regional English Language Officer
,
U.S. Department of State
English online tutor
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Freelance
Lecturer
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University of Languages and International Studies, VNU Hanoi
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