1English Language Teaching Department, Faculty of Education, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
Abstract: Debate is a controlled discussion between two parties to persuade each other about a controversial topic. In order for debate to progress on the right path, some rules must have been established beforehand. The use of debates in educational settings has very positive effects. Students, who normally hesitate to speak, speak much more comfortably by overcoming anxiety in the attractive atmosphere of debate sessions. In addition, students pay attention to other things that should be included in the speech content. In order to determine these, a questionnaire in accordance with the Likert scale was applied to the students we studied. The results of this survey were evaluated, and a conclusion was reached. In general, it can be said that students gain more skills than speaking activities in debate sessions.
Keywords: Debate in Education, Anxiety, Shyness, Speaking
Published: September 13, 2022
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ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), September 2022, Vol.9, No.3