Asian Debate League (ADL) is the exclusive U.S. National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) Taiwan District Advisor with five major functions. 1.ADL provides opportunities for students to participate in all NSDA tournaments, locally and internationally – e.g., NSDA Taiwan, NSDA China, NSDA Korea, NSDA Japan, and NSDA U.S. […]
SAT: Debate Students Get Higher Scores on Standardized Exams. Sponsors of competitive speech programs must prove scientifically how forensics improves student achievement, as defined by No Child Left Behind (NCLB; 2001). While many studies have shown a connection between debate experience and improved critical thinking skills, few studies have […]
Forensics and College Admissions: Why Debate Students Get Accepted to the Best Universities in the U.S.? The Wall Street Journal report did specifically highlight a “consistent trend” — one that forensic coaches have known for a long time — that dedicated participation in drama and debate has significantly increased the success rate of college applicants at […]
1. Register – Root Words English is difficult because it is a mixture of many western languages. However, if you master the root words, learning new words becomes fun and logical because root words are the basis of all western languages. This class fixes this problem for good. Jessie Chen has […]
This is only a recommendation for those who are new to our program. First decide what track you are in and look at the chart for your grade level recommendations. Please be advised that our ESL classes are separately held and are not mixed with the regular ADL […]
There is no other activity that stimulates your child’s brain more powerfully than debate! Try it! I guarantee it. –Jessie Chen, CEO of Asian Debate League These are the short term, long term, and life time benefits to debating.
On an average, SAT Critical Reading Score of 6 TAS 10 -11th grade students (Christina H., June P., James Y., Ray L., Alvin L., David J.) has gone up 134% on Test Score One (from 32 up to 75) and 100% on Test Score Two (from 40 up […]
8th Grade going on 9th TAS Student Huang got 2150 on SAT Because of Debate Training I entered Taipei American School in 6th grade as an ESL student, who could barely speak English fluently. In 7th grade, my sister’s friend asked me to join Taipei Debate Academy (also […]
2019-11-10 ADL Tournament Winners are Joshua Cho & Ethan Huang (NPF); Junwoo Kang & Anthony Kuo (SD)!
Novice PF Debate Topic: Cyber Operation Champion: 1st Place Team Joshua Cho & Ethan Huang (FPS) Finalist: 2nd Place Team Draven Chung & Trevor Wu (TAS) Semi-Finalist: 3rd Tier Teams Kyle Chiu & Kris Chiu (TAS) Joanna Tang & Hanyu Wu (FPS,TAS) Novice PF Debate Top 10 Speakers: […]
ADL policy students have shaken up Michigan High School Tournament with impressive records! We are small in number, but strong is our presence! Before the tournament, Kelly and Micah were one of the top 9 teams invited to the prestigious Michigan Senior Round Robin, and took 3rd place […]
Complete Results in the Tabroom Winners Recognized on ADL Facebook More Pictures on ADL Facebook Videos on ADL You Tube Open Policy Debate Winners Open Policy Debate Semi Finalists Open Policy Debate Quarter Finalists Open Policy Debate Top Speakers Ryan Bu Kelly Phil Ethan Tai Yvette Tseng […]
2019-09-22 ADL Tournament Winners are Ryan Bu & Alva Tang (NCX); Ashley & Ariel Ting (NPF); Matthew Wang & Aiden Shen (SD)!
Novice Policy Debate Topic: US Arms Sales Champion: 1st Place Team Ryan Bu & Alva Tang (TAS) Special appreciation to Ryan & Mira and Adam & Ray for splitting up as partners to mentor newbies Alva, Jackie, and Jeffrey in short notice! Special recognition for Ray for his […]
Congratulations to all ADL students who participated in NSDA China National Championship! Only China’s best teams were qualified to attend this one. The tournament started with over one hundred competitors, and out teams ended in the top eight in both middle and high school, a huge accomplishment considering […]
ADL and TAS collaborated together for the selection of 2019 WSD Taiwan team because the applicants were predominately TAS students. As such, the team was also coached by Chase Williams, the head coach of TAS, and as a result achieved great accomplishment at the nationals breaking to the […]
Novice PF Debate Topic: Refugees Champion: 1st Place Team Arial Wang & Isis Hsu (TES/FPS) Finalist: 2nd Place Team Iris Tsai (TAS) Semifinalist: 3rd Tier Teams Mia Yang/ Emma Chuo (TES) & Ryan Zheng ; Evan Tseng (FPS) Novice PF Debate Top 6 Speakers: Arial Wang Isis […]
ADL closed out the final round at the TOC middle policy debate division, and because it was ADL vs ADL, TOC refused to provide judges for the final, so our own coaches Brennan, Dylan, and Brandon judged. Micah and Ray won – Champions!!! Second place, Ryan and Mira!!! Octafinalist […]
2019-05-05 ADL Tournament Winners are Mira Baba & Ryan Bu (NCX); Sophie Hsu & Ariel Ting (NPF); Trevor Wu (SD)!
Novice Policy Debate Topic: Immigration Champion: 1st Place Team Mira Baba & Ryan Bu (TAS) Finalist: 2nd Place Team Ray Wang & Micah Wang (TAS) Novice Policy Debate Top 5 Speakers: Ryan Bu Mira Baba Micah Wang Ray Wang Chloe Wang Novice PF Debate Topic: US Deficit […]
Complete Results in the Tabroom Winners Recognized on ADL Facebook More Pictures on ADL Facebook Videos on ADL You Tube Scott Wunn’s Opening Address Scott stresses community building efforts, and singles out Kelly Phil as an outstanding example of student leadership rarely seen even in the U.S. He […]
2019-03-03 ADL Tournament Winners are Ashley Ting & Noah Huang (NPF); Addison Wang & Anderson Chao (SD)!
Novice PF Debate Topic: Saudi Arms Sales Champion: 1st Place Team Ashley Ting & Noah Huang (TAS) Finalist: 2nd Place Team Henry Lin & Usho Watanabe (TAS) Semi-Finalists: 3rd Tier Teams Frances Hsu & Cailey Jen (TAS) Ariel Ting & Sophie Hsu (TAS) Novice PF Debate Top 10 […]
ADL policy students are a force to be reckon with in the US most prominent tournaments; they have become curious about Taiwan; they want to visit Taiwan. It’s as if we have all the secret ingredients and mixed them to perfect science – coaching, mentoring, and camaraderie. We […]
This was the MOST COMPETITIVE tournament in Asia. Of the total of 10,000 PF debaters in China, only top 10% were qualified to compete in this most prestigious Tournament of Champions China. Of the 114 teams (228 students) who attended, Kelly and Ethan won the first place champion title, officially […]
ADL teams dominated the novice policy division of Gonzaga 2019. Winning 5 out of 6 rounds, both ADL teams were top seeds – #2 Sehwan Park & Mira Baba and #3 Micah Wang & Ray Wang; of these two teams, higher seed automatically advanced to the final round. […]
ADL students won big in NSDA China Beijing Regional Championship! Out of 8 teams, 7 teams broke, which means almost everyone came home with an award, some more than one. What was most noteworthy was that the top #1 speaker of both Open and Novice divisions were from […]
Novice PF Debate Topic: Gene Editing Champion: 1st Place Team Sophie Hsu & Ariel Ting (TAS) Finalist: 2nd Place Team Mira Baba & Sehwan Park (TAS) Semi-Finalists: 3rd Place Teams Noah Huang & Judy Yen (TAS) Jay Chu & Jacqueline Chu (ALT) Quarter-Finalists: 4th Place Teams Henry […]
2018-11-11 ADL Tournament Winners Are: Audrey Leu & Ryan Bu (NCX); Frances Hsu & David Chung (NPF); Ariel Ting & Sophie Hsu (SD)!
Novice Policy Topic: Immigration Champion: 1st Place Team Audrey Leu & Ryan Bu (TAS) Finalist: 2nd Place Team Janise Chiang & Chloe Wang (TAS) Novice Policy Top 5 Speakers: Janise Chiang Chloe Wang Ryan Bu Mira Baba Ray Wang Novice PF Debate: UN Law of […]
Complete Results in the Tabroom Winners Recognized on ADL Facebook More Pictures on ADL Facebook Videos on ADL You Tube Open Policy Debate Winners More policy pictures on ADL Facebook Open Policy Debate Semi Finalists Open Policy Debate Quarter Finalists Open Policy Debate Top Speakers Novice Policy […]
2018-09-23 ADL Tournament Winners Are: Mira Baba & Sehwan Park (NCX); Nick Hsu & Joy Taw (NPF); Ariel Ting & Sophie Hsu (SD)!
Novice Policy Topic: Immigration Champion: 1st Place Team Mira Baba & Sehwan Park (TAS) Finalist: 2nd Place Team Jonathan Hsu (TAS) Novice Policy Top 5 Speakers: Mira Baba Sehwan Park Jonathan Hsu Ray Wang Chloe Wang Novice PF Debate: Taiwan Arms Sales Champion: 1st Place Team Nick […]
These results were from over 116 HS teams (232 students) and 98 MS teams (196 students). HS students needed to be qualified to attend, meaning won other tournaments. ADL is so much recognized in China that opponents there both fear and respect our students, but most importantly impressed […]
Topic: Universal Basic Income July 27 Advance PF Winners Champion: 1st Place Team Charlotte Chen & Spencer Chang (ALT/TAS) Finalist: 2nd Place Team Ethan Cheng (TAS) Semi-Finalists: 3rd Place Teams Alva Tang & Judy Yen (TAS) Maggie Chen & Janise Chiang (ALT/TAS) 7/27 Novice PF Winners Champion: 1st Place […]
Brandon Chen and Kelly Phil broke the record by being the very first international team to break in the most difficult, most prestigious policy debate event. High school policy is extremely challenging because there is no limit to Affirmative topic choice, and because only the winners are allowed […]
Topic: Immigration – H1 Visa AM Flight Winners Champion: 1st Place Team Sehwan Park & Noah Huang (TAS) Finalist: 2nd Place Team Mira Baba & Janise Chiang (TAS) Semi-Finalists: 3rd Place Teams Sienna Chien & Frederic Wu (KSS/KCI) Daniel Yao & Usho Watanabe (TES/TAS) Top 10 Speakers: […]
Topic: Taiwan Independence AM Flight Winners Champion: 1st Place Team Kenneth Miao & Alexander Jen (TAS) Finalist: 2nd Place Team Mia Weng & Audrey Leu & Angelina Huang (TAS) Semi-Finalists: 3rd Place Teams Arial Wang & Isis Hsu (TES/FPS) Avery Hsia & Audrey Wu (FPS) Quarter-Finalists: 4th Place Teams Dylan […]
100% of ADL policy debaters were awarded at TOC! Both teams (Warren/Amber and Andrew/Micah) won the honor of semi and quarter finalists in the middle school division!! We would like to thank the dream team policy coaches at ADL – Ryan Engen, Tyler Prochazka, Brennan Schartz, and Stefan Bauchard […]
Kelly and Andrew were #1 seed in International Division, and Kelly Phil won two speaker awards – Top #1 Speaker and Top #20 Speaker in the Silver division PF. Yvette Tseng & Ethan Tai were #4 seed in International Division, and Yvette Tseng won – Top #4 Speaker […]
Complete Results on Tabroom Winners Recognized on ADL Facebook More Pictures on ADL Facebook Videos on ADL You Tube Coach of the Year School of the Year Outstanding Senior Awards Policy Debate Novice Policy Debate Lincoln Douglas Debate World School Debate Public Forum Debate Novice […]
Topic: Artificial Intelligence Champion: 1st Place Team! Janise Chiang & Mira Baba (TAS) Semi-Finalist: 2nd Place Team! Sehwan Park & Noah Huang (TAS) Semi-Finalists: 3rd Place Teams! Murphy Chuang & Maggie Chen (LOC) Steven Kuo & Benny Wang (WEGO) Top 10 Speakers: Maggie Chen Steven Kuo Murphy Chuang Usho Watanabe Isis […]
Topic: Artificial Intelligence AM Flight Winners Champion: 1st Place Team! Megan Su & Minna Liu (TES) Finalist: 2nd Place Team! David Hsu & Isis Hsu & Enya Tsai (FPS/KCI) Semi-Finalists: 3rd Place Teams! Benjamin Lin & Ryan Nien & Dong Yang Zhao (TES) Faith Chiu & Annabelle Huang (TES) Quarter-Finalists: […]
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This was the MOST COMPETITIVE tournament in Asia, as the results reflect the top 1% of debaters in China who were qualified to attend the TOC. There were 113 teams (226 students), and ADL’s highest seed (rank in the prelim) were: Brandon Chen/Kelly Phil (5:1), Yvette Tseng/ Ethan […]
OPEN DIVISION DEBATE AWARDS: 2nd Place Finalists: Kelly Phil/ Kevin Cheng (TAS/MAT) 4th Place Quarter Finalists: Brandon Chen/ Darren Fang (TAS) 5th Place Octo Finalists: James Pan/ Jennifer Chiang (TES/MAT) 5th Place Octo Finalists: Ethan Tai/ Andrew Tsang (FPS/TAS) OPEN DIVISION SPEAKER AWARDS: 1st Place: Keven Cheng (MAT) […]
Topic: Space Colonization AM Flight Winners First Place Team! Ryan Zheng & Daniel Ho (FPS) Second Place Team! Ethan Chen & Ethan Tse (TES) Third Place Teams! Avery Hsia & Chloe Chen and Audrey Wu & Valerie Huang (FPS) Fourth Place Teams! Valerie Yen & Maggie Cheng (KC), Evan Tseng […]
Advance Smart Debate Topic: South Korea Missile Defense First Place Team! Noah Huang & Sehwan Park (TAS) Second Place Team! Chelsea Dennis & Mia Yang (TES) Third Place Teams! Kaitlyn Dong (TAS) Brandon Lin (TES) Novice Smart Debate Topic: Students Should Choose Teachers First Place Team! Esther Tsai & Annabel […]
Schools Participated or Represented: SIS-Surabaya Intercultural School (Indonesia) LJHS-Lishan Junior High School (Hong Kong) BJHS-Binjiang Junior High School (China) DIS=Dominican Bilingual School FPS=Fuhsing Private School 復興實驗高級中學 HSN=The Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University 國立臺灣師範大學附屬高級中 IBST=International Bilingual School – Tainan ICT-Ivy Collegiate Academy, in Taichung KCB=Kang […]
*REGISTRATION NOW OPEN* Deadline to Register is September 22 Location NTNU Gongguan Campus No.88, Sec. 4, Tingzhou Rd., Wenshan Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Tentative Schedule: Topics: PF Debate – Resolved: Deployment of anti-missile systems is in South Korea’s best interest. LD Debate – Resolved: In […]
I pray every night thanking God that I am a teacher. I pray every night that next day I may be able to teach my students with all my ability, love, and patience. After 6 years of such prayers, I was given a surprise party by a few […]
Topic: Ground vs Airstrikes to Defeat ISIS First Place Team! Stephen Chiang & Frederick Wu (KCBS) – Second Place Team! Andrew Chou, Will Wang, Sean Hu (KCBS) –Third Place Teams! Nephi Chen & Peter Yang (大直國小) Stephanie Su & Miracle Lin (KCBS) – Fourth Place Teams! Noah Huang & Sehwan Park […]
Congratulations to Benson Lin & Eric Chang (both grade 8) from Morrison Taichung! They were one of the ADL trained Middle School Teams since grade 5 and was Rank #2 in TOC Middle School Public Forum Debate Preliminary by winning 5 out of 6 rounds. – We would […]
All ADL Students were awarded: Brent Lin & Yasmin Lin – Novice Champions Brandon Chen & Kelly Phil – Quarter finalists Allen Huang & Brian Hsiao – Octafinalists Kelly Phil – Top 10 Speaker Allen Huang, Brian Hsiao, Yasmin Lin – Top 20 Speakers China NSDA Records Link: http://www.joyofdebate.org/en/Competition/ResultDetail.aspx?ResultId=177 […]
– TOC CHAMPIONS: 1st Place Winner of International Public Forum DEBATE TOPIC: Election Reform SOURCE: Taipei American School News, May 2 2017 Congratulations to Brandon Chen. ’18 and Kelly Phil. ’20 on winning the international bracket at this year’s National Tournament of Champions for Debate (TOC) – 1st […]
Preliminary Results Top Students Before the Final Rounds Not All Students are in the List Elementary Smart Debate Middle School LD Debate Middle School PF Debate High School LD Debate High School PF Debate High School Policy Debate – NSDA-Taiwan has been approved on January 5, 2017, by Scott Wunn, the Director of NSDA, and this event will happen this year! […]
Topic: Animal Experimentation First Place Team! Stephen Chiang & Frederick Wu (KCBS) – Second Place Team! Katlyn Dong (TAS) & Peter Yang (大直國小) –Third Place Teams! Sean Hu & Keelan Tseng (KCBS) Debora Chun & David Chung (TES) – Fourth Place Teams! Mia Yang, Mia Weng, Joanna Chen (TES) Brendan Wang & […]