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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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KKENVAL3 Debating for Academic Purposes 2 ECTS
Organised by
Preceding studies
Introduction to Academic English course (4 ECTS) or a B1-B2 level course in some other foreign language.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Language Centre
Curricula 2012 – 2015


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: C1
Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, students are expected to be able to

- construct arguments and use appropriate language in argumentative speech
- recognize and use rhetorical devices
- give informative and persuasive speeches in a well-structured manner
- evaluate, analyze and react to arguments critically
- function in groups according to the roles prescribed by the debating rules


To achieve the learning outcomes, students will
- use sources to research debate topics and prepare speeches
- analyze, evaluate and construct arguments
- analyze and evaluate speeches
- practice the structure and language of debate speeches
- debate according to rules agreed to in class

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 26 h 0 h
Independent work 28 h 0 h

The average student workload for a 2 credit course is 54 hours (2 x 27). This is a contact course with 26 h of classwork and 28 h of independent guided preparation.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

Exercise(s) and participation in classroom work.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Continuous assessment, satisfactory completion of tasks (specific criteria given with tasks), attendance and active participation, other criteria will be given by the teacher.

Study materials

Will be distributed by the teacher and/or through Moodle.

Belongs to following study modules

Language Centre
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.