Posted on November 15, 2018

TOT Academy, organized and hosted by QatarDebate Center (QD) a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), at student center, Education City, took place on November 12-15; concludes.

The event brings together coaches of different nationalities from universities around the world to equip them with the necessary skills to select and train students upon return to their respective institutions in order to participate in the 5th International Universities Arabic debating championships 2019 which takes place in March 2019, Doha – Qatar, and  will be held entirely in Arabic language. Featuring intensive workshop extended for four consecutive days, and 26 international trainers from 24 Arabic-speaking and non-Arabic speaking countries, the workshop focused on debate skills, public speaking, critical thinking, argumentation, motion analysis, and case building.

The Academy featured participants from Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, and Morocco. The participants emphasized the role of QatarDebate Center through the academy to establish standards for debate and equip cadres of qualified trainers to spread the art of debate in Arabic in their countries. The participants in the “TOT Academy” expressed their happiness in participating in the academy, which acquainted them with a great deal of information and extensive experience, underscoring its excellence, demanding its continuation in the long term.