The course engages students in intelligent and constructive debate while educating and challenging them to dissect and analyze local or global current events news significant to students, society and the world.

Students broaden their knowledge base and develop a more open-minded perspective as they prepare for multifaceted cases, present opinions with confidence and critically engage with a range of carefully selected themes.


Meet the Debate Coach

Mr. Mark Sun attended Hong Kong International School and represented the school to debate in the South East Asian Forensics Tournament. He was also a member of the Woodrow Wilson Debate Society at Wesleyan University, where he was awarded the Briggs Prize for Intercollegiate Debating.

Mark believes debate is a wellspring for critical analysis, an expanded worldview, and comradery.

"Don't raise your voice; improve your argument." ~ Desmond Tutu

Debate & Current Events

At a glance

  • Program Dates:
  • Term 1: Aug 29, 2016 - Nov 26, 2016
    Term 2: Nov 27, 2016 - Mar 18, 2017
    Term 3: Mar 19, 2017 - Jun 27, 2017

    See also our Summer Schedule

  • Structure:
  • 12 classes per term
  • Frequency/Duration:
  • 1 class per week
  • 90 minutes per class
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