Debates can promote proficiency in language development in ways that are challenging and exciting for learners. We hold debate sessions to engage our students in controversial and thought-provoking discussions. The aim of these sessions is to make active the knowledge of the language they already possess and to help them acquire further means for conveying the full force of their personal messages
Some of the topics discussed:
1. Why should we empathize?
2. Is empathy something we can learn or is it innate in human beings?
3. Do we show more empathy to our in-groups?
4. The negative associations with empathy
5. Bystander effect and the diffusion of responsibilities
6. Empathy and literature