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How to Make Debates More Informal

It often pays off to be formal in your speech, whether at a job interview, business conference or even at a wine bar. There...

Using Socratic Questions in the ESL/TEFL Classroom

Studies have shown that passive engagement in a class or activity does not lead to better learning. In some cases it may have the...

A Teacher’s Guide: The Basics of a Classroom Debate

This article explores the reasons to use debating in class and a guide on how to implement different debating styles in your class. A simple...

A Teacher’s Guide: The Basics of a Classroom Debate

This article explores the reasons to use debating in class and a guide on how to implement different debating styles in your class. A simple...

Using Socratic Questions in the ESL/TEFL Classroom

Studies have shown that passive engagement in a class or activity does not lead to better learning. In some cases it may have the...

How to use Free Debate Lesson Plans from ESLDebates

This plan is for Free Debate Lesson Plans which can be found here. The ESLDebates team we would like to thank you for downloading our...

Nine Ways to Employ Higher-Order Thinking in the ESL/TEFL Classroom

As teachers, we want to draw out talent from our students while making them prepared for the world of work in the future. What...

Quick Fire Debate Cards

Running out of time to prepare the next class? Relax and simply follow the procedure for this quick and easy debate class. Procedure Print this...

How to Make Debates More Informal

It often pays off to be formal in your speech, whether at a job interview, business conference or even at a wine bar. There...

How Structure A Classroom Debate For ESL Learners; And Free Rubric Printable

Thorough planning and a clear debate rubric (marking strategy) are always great to have on hand when holding a classroom debate. In the event of...

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