Why should we teach debating in our language classrooms? – a webinar by dr Monika Izbaner

Dear Colleagues,

IATEFL Poland and Public Speaking SIG

have the pleasure to invite you to the webinar

Why should we teach debating in our language classrooms?


This webinar is an introduction to the rules of oxford debates.  You will get to know :

  • roles of each speaker in the team
  • why an argument has to be sexy
  • what is multi-surfacing
  • roles of questions and points of information
  • team building & team work
  • how to set up a debating club
  • what is an inspirational feedback
  • CLIL vs oxford debate
  • what teachers and students love about debating

Professional profile

dr Monika Izbaner

dr Monika Izbaner has been a teacher and a teacher trainer for over 20 years. Her research interests include creativity and technological innovations in teaching, public speaking, critical thinking and debating and also British literature, psychology and visual arts. She is passionate about designing her own ELT materials both to be printed and to be used for free from her instagram. She has published articles devoted to creativity in ELT, Scottish culture and current trends in popular culture. Her main occupations are: High school No. 6 in Bydgoszcz (Poland) and her own language school Akademia Języka Angielskiego Nessie. She has conducted workshops and talks for IATEFL Poland, Language Training Centre Lang Ltc in Warsaw, TESOL Macedonia-Thrace Northern Greece and International Study Programmes in Cheltenham, England. Moreover in 2015 she launched a project titled “Musketeers of Words”- workshops & Polish  Oxford Debates Championships in English aiming at teaching young people debating in English, which was a novelty on the Polish educational market. Her recent activity is connected with empowering women in projects like Ladies Talk Weekend.


On behalf of IATEFL Poland

webinar organisers:

Anna Rogalewicz-Gałucka

Chief Administrative Officer


Lucyna Wilinkiewicz-Górniak

Kraków Region Representative

Webinars’ Coordinator


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