SQCC Arabic Great-Debate Competition

مسابقة مناظرات مركز السلطان قابوس لغير الناطقين باللغة العربية

2019


SQCC will hold a debate competition for students of Arabic as a foreign language from local universities in the DMV area.

To Qualify   

Each university is represented by a team consisting of three students and a debate coach. The debate coach must be a professor and must submit the registration form. The debate competition will consist of four participating teams from four different universities.  Participating students must have advanced proficiency in Arabic.

Debate Competition Structure

Each team will debate against one other team and be awarded a score based on a scoring rubric. The top two scoring teams will face off in a final round to determine first and second place. 

Round 1

Team 1 X Team 2

Round 2

Team 3 X Team 4

Round 3

Round 1 winner X Round 2 winner

Participating teams will receive the following documents:

  1. Debate Format
  2. Debate Scoring Rubric
  3. Debate topics

 

Judges

The panel of judges will consist of two professors of Arabic and Dr. Abeer Al-Mohsen from SQCC. Judges will evaluate the contestants using the debate rubric.

Debate Date

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Registration

Registration for the debate will close Sunday, 17 February 2019. 

Registration Form

Participating Teams Announcements

Friday, 22 February 2019

Debate Topic

A selection of possible 3 topics will be sent out to participating teams (Selection of the topic will be done by drawings before the start of the debate)

All participating teams will prepare for all topics and for both sides (Proposition and Opposition)


Prizes

First place winners will be awarded a $200 Visa gift card (1 card per each of the three team members), as well as a trophy. 
Second place winners will be awarded a $150 Visa gift card (1 card per each of the three team members), as well as a trophy. 
Third place winners will be awarded a $100 Visa gift card (1 card per each of the three team members), as well as a trophy. 
Fourth place winners will also be awarded participatory trophies.
Trophies will also be awarded to the universities of first, second and third-placed teams.


Please email your registration form to contest@sqcc.org


 

 

 



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