This series of classes, aimed at upper intermediate to advanced students, aims to open students’ eyes to different perspectives and ideas while developing debating skills. Students will learn about different global challenges as well as directly working on key debating techniques.

Example lesson

Each class is designed to last 55 minutes and uses our interactive slide format – incorporating drag-and-drop activities, matching tasks and more.

  • Designed for 55 minute lessons
  • Interactive slides format
  • Debating and global perspectives focus
  • Suitable for teenage students with a B2-C1 English level

Curriculum structure

These lessons are still in development, with new classes added every week. They can be completed in any order, but it is recommended that they are taught in the order suggested in order to more gradually develop debating skills:

  1. Should school uniform be compulsory / sorting arguments
  2. Should vaccination be mandatory / PEE structure
  3. Is space exploration a waste of money / categorising counterarguments
  4. AI technology / signposting arguments

Teaching tips

  • Ask students to share their opinions/ ideas at the start of the class, then see if they have changed their perspective by the end.
  • Look for opportunities to link topics into current events or students’ own experiences, to make the classes even more engaging for students.
  • Be aware of culturally or politically sensitive topics, which may not be suitable for all students. Additionally, some cultures may be more conservative about sharing or challenging opinions.

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