The Debate @British Club has an Autumn, Winter and Spring term. Each term consists of 10 two-hour sessions and a full-day debate competition in English held on the last Sunday of the term.
The club sessions take place every Monday at the Bucharest - Main Centre (14 Calea Dorobanţilor), according to the schedule below:
||10 April - 26 June 2017
Competition: 25 June
|17 April, 24 April*, 1 May
*not for all spring term classes
There are three timetable options available for each term: 09:00 - 11:00, 16:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00.
All our trainers are debate professionals from ARDOR Muntenia, the leading debate association in Romania, and have experience in training high school teams at national and international competitions.
Emanuel Beteringhe has been a trainer for 13 years and is the President of ARDOR. He has trained two Debate @British Club teams who participated at Romania's largest competitions: PTA ( Primu' Turneu ARGO) and Saint George City of Debate VIII.
Nae Șovăială joined the debate in 2004 and has been working with the British Council since 2012. As a debater, he won the European Debate Championship, and as a coach, he has prepared the national teams for the World Debating Championships in Scotland in 2011. For the last two years, he has coordinated the training and development of more than 300 teachers across Romania, preparing them to become debate trainers and coaches.
Coach and judge for the World Schools Debating Championships (WDSC), trainer for the World Schools Debate Academy in Slovenia (WSDA), coordinator of a dozen national tournaments and coach for many other international competitions, Șerban Pitic is one of the most awarded debate trainers in Romania. Over time, he has delivered numerous trainings for teachers and students and has organized several important educational events.
From 2007, when she joined the debate movement, Ioana Covei has been a trainer, a coach and a debate and public speaking club coordinator. She has a national oratory title obtained in 2010 and multiple top 3 rankings in national debate tournaments. She has been working with the British Council since 2012, when she first became a trainer for the BritTeen club, and afterwards a Debate @British trainer.
Alina Bucșa has the all-around experience off the debate world, as she first attended national and international tournaments as a volunteer or as a debater, with promising results, and only afterwards as an organiser, judge or judge coordinator. She has had a fundamental contribution to the inauguration of numerous debate clubs. In 2012-2013, Alina becam a member of the executive team of ARDOR Muntenia and has been working for the national ARDOR association since 2016.
Laura Drăgoi has been involved in numerous debate and public speaking projects and challenges for the past 5 years. She has been a competitive debater herself reaching, among others, the ESL finals of Oxford IV. She has coordinated national and international debate events and trained students and teachers in Slovenia, Bulgaria and at home. She was a member of Team Romania for the World Schools Debating Championship, and part of the coaching team preparing the last three generations of debaters for WSDC.