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ERIC Number: EJ1121852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1411–3031
The Role of English Debating Tournament in the Face of the ASEAN Economy Community (AEC)
Husnawadi; Syamsudarni
Dinamika Ilmu, v16 n1 p119-133 2016
Since its establishment in the late 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) with English as the official language has forced its participating countries to improve the quality of English language teaching, in the hope to prepare their people to be globally competitive, as the lack of English proficiency remains the main challenge across the country members. A myriad of empirical evidence shows that English forensic or debating tournament can bring about globally competitive individuals in terms of being highly competent in English together with having higher order thinking skills. In response to the above challenge, this paper sheds some light on how English debating tournament or teaching strategy can generate such competitive generations in Indonesia. Specifically, this paper presents (1) typology of English debating tournaments, (2) how English debating improves the language competence and critical thinking skills by drawing on some of respective research, (3) An example of its practice in an Indonesian EFL classroom and its principles, (4) and its implications on the teaching of English in Indonesia. Contains a bibliography.
Faculty of Education and Teacher Training of IAIN Samarinda. JL. HAM Rifadin Samarinda Sebrang, Samarinda, Kalimantan Timur 75131, Indonesia. Tel: 62-541-7270222; Fax: 62-541-7270222; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia; Australia; United Kingdom
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