Fulfilling Taiwan’s Goal of Going Bilingual by Promoting U.S. Debate Education in Taiwan

Starting from March 3, 2021, the U.S. Debate Mini-Course “Promoting Democratic Values Argument and Debate in English”, which is co-organized by the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) and the Five-High Schools Alliance (Taipei) has been officially launched. High schools in the alliance are Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School, Taipei First Girls’ High School, The Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei Municipal Zhong Shan Girls High School, and Taipei Municipal Chenggong High School. Throughout the six-week training, Dr. Charlotte Chang, Professor of English Studies from National Taiwan Normal University, and McKenzie Engen, an U.S. Debate Mentor, will lead the students to improve their critical and logical thinking in English.
“U.S. Debate is ideal for learners to sharpen their critical and logical thinking skills in English and enhance the promotion of democratic values within Taiwan and the U.S.,” Dr. Randall Nadeau, the Executive Director of Fulbright Taiwan, notes.
“We hope students who join this Debate Mini-course will be able to not just speak English with confidence, but also develop their insights in global trends and cross-cultural awareness,” Principal Chi-Yuan Chen said.
The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange will promote the U.S. Debate in Taiwan seamlessly—as an incubator of future global leaders.

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