After two rounds of heated exchange of arguments, Team Achievers convinced the judges to win over Team Kings in a debate contest sponsored by the English Language Forum (ELF) on May 15, 2018.
Speakers from the affirmative and negative sides debated on the issue “Has technology made life easier and better? Members from each team justified their sides by employing critical thinking, solid reasoning, and great confidence.
Garnering a total of 35 points, Yosuf Al Sandi, Ayham Al Ghassani, Ali Sulaiman, and Firas Faraj of Team Achievers defeated Talal Alyafai, Osama Al Yafei, Madid Al Amri, and Assel Zaid of Team Kings with one point only.
Teachers and students’ cheers echoed in the Self-Access Center when Mr. Salim Al-Maashani, the ELF chairperson, announced the winners.
Mr. Saeed Al-Mashiki, the Head of the English Language Center, awarded certificates and trophies to the competing teams.
The panel of judges was composed of three ELC lecturers, namely: Mr. Marc Carmichael Brown, Mr. Edward Stallard, and Ms. Radhika Kumar.