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 […]
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 & […]
Elementary School Best Debate Teams: 1st Place – Warren Huang/Ray Wang 6th Place – Tyler Liu/Micah Wang 10th Place – Justin Wang/Jonathan Pan Elementary School Best Speakers: 5th Place – Tyler Liu Middle School Best Debate Teams: 6th Place – Oia Eng/Josephine Chen (Octo-Finalist) 11th Place – Mitchell […]
Topic: Violent Video Games First Place Team! Leo Chang (KCBS) & Cuby Wang ( 靜心) – Second Place Team! Stephen Chiang & Frederick Wu (KCBS) – Third Place Teams! Sean Hu & Keelan Tseng (KCBS) Ivy Tsai & Elizabeth Chen (KCBS) – Fourth Place Teams! David Chung (TES), Brendan Wang & […]
NSDA-Taiwan has been approved on January 5, 2017, by Scott Wunn, the Director of NSDA, and this event will happen this year! Thank you all for helping! If you are one of the schools who has signed up, your continued commitment is critical to all of us. We […]
Salt Lake, Utah 2016 National Debate Tournament Middle School Policy Debate Division Kevin Cheng (MAT) & Kelly Phil (TAS) Undefeated in the Preliminary – Rank #1
1st Place Debate Team: Joseph Pak & Kenny Yoon 2nd Place Debate Team: Sarah Jung & Stephen Kim 3rd Place Debate Teams: Charlotte Park & Rachel Sang; Joshua Pak & Young Gyun Kim Top 10 Speaker Awards: G10 Esther Jung (86.5 Prelim Speaker Points; Prelim Rank […]
Policy Debate Topic: Surveillance High School Champions & Finalists: Brandon Chen & Allen Huang – Champions Faye Shih & Kevin Chuang – Finalistis High School Top Speakers: Faye Shih – 85.1 speaker points Kevin Chuang – 84.9speaker points Brandon Chen – 73.2 speaker points Allen Huang – 73 speaker points […]
2016 ADL Smart Debate Championship Results Winners Recognized on ADL Facebook Participated Schools DIS – Dominican International School FBS – Fuhsing Private School KCBS – Kang Chiao Bilingual School KSS – Kuei Shan School MAT – Morrison Academy Taichung TAS – Taipei American School TES – Taipei European […]
University of Kentucky 2016 Tournament of Champions (TOC) International Public Forum Division Brandon Chen & Allen Huang – Octofinalists! Allen Huang – Top 10 Speaker Award! ADL Facebook Link
Topic: Environment vs. Economy First Place Team! Tyler Liu & Daniel Liu ( TAS) – Second Place Team! Brian Liao & Micah Wang (TAS) – Third Place Teams! Theodore Tsai & Steven Kuo (KCBS) Hansen Tsai & Kevin Yeh (MAT) – Top Five Speakers! Tyler Liu (83.5 Prelim Speaker Points) Daniel Liu (83 Prelim Speaker Points) […]
Topic: Okinawa Military Presence First Place Team Eddie Wang & Thomas Chen (Kang Chiao) – Second Place Team! Eudora Chi & Cynthia Lin (Kang Chiao) – Third Place Team! Owen Kuo & Augustin (Kang Chiao) – Top Five Speakers! Eddie Wang(83 Prelim Speaker Points) Thomas Chen & Cynthia Lin (82.5 Prelim Speaker Points) Owen […]
Kelly Phil (TAS) & Kevin Cheng (MAT) Quarter Finalists at the University of Nevada Tournament! Rank 7 out of 21 Total Teams! Complete Results: https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/results/event_results.mhtml?tourn_id=4279&result_id=21566 Brandon Chen & Allen Huang (TAS) Octofinalist-Candidate at the Berkeley University Tournament! Rank 36 out of 124 Total Teams! Complete Results: https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/results/event_results.mhtml?tourn_id=4278&result_id=23241
Top Teams: Faye Shih & Kevin Chuang – 3-0 Theo Tang & Kelly Phil – 2-1 Benson Lin & Eric Cheng – 2-1 – Top Speakers: Brandon Chen – 83.1 speaker points Ginny Hwang – 83.0 speaker points Brian Hsiao – 82.4 speaker points Kevin Chuang […]
Topic: Taiwan Independence First Place Team! Amber Ting & Warren Huang (TAS) – Second Place Team! Curtis Wu & Blair Yu (KIS) – Third Place Teams! Brandon Chen & Jonathan Lu (MAK) Ben Tsai & Reynaldo Tan (GCA & Local) – Top Three Speakers! Amber Ting (81 Prelim Speaker Points) Warren Huang (79 […]
2015-10-25 TAS, DIS, MAT, MAK, FPS Smart Debate Tournament Winners Are: Ray Wang, Warren Huang, & Micah Wang from TAS!
Topic: Artificial Intelligence First Place Team! Ray Wang, Warren Huang, & Micah Wang (TAS) – Second Place Team! Annie Yen & Annie Kuo (Fuhsing) – Third Place Teams! Eric Lin Ben Lung and William Ho (MAT) & Kevin Fan and Aaron Lee (MAK) – Top Three Speakers! Ray Wang (81 Prelim Speaker Points) […]
To begin the start of the 2015-2016 Debate season, ADL has organized the Policy Debate Camp at Yilan. Modeled off college debate teams’ start of the year prep, this camp was designed to replace what would normally be covered in the first month of classes to provide an opportunity for […]
Andre Hsu G9 IBST & Bill Cheng G10 IBST: Top 16 Octofinalists, 3-1 in prelims and lost in the octafinals. William Wu G9 TAS & Brian Tseng G8 Fuhsing: Rank #28 out of 76 teams, 2-2 in prelims and missed breaking on speaker points. The tournament was held […]
2015 ADL Annual Debate Championship Results Winners Recognized on ADL Facebook Participated Schools: IBST – International Bilingual School at Tainan DIS – Dominican International School FBS – Fuhsing Private School KCBS – Kang Chiao Bilingual School MAK – Morrison Academy Kaohsiung MAT – Morrison Academy Taichung TAS – Taipei […]
2015 ADL Smart Debate Championship Results Winners Recognized on ADL Facebook Debate Videos Speech Videos Participated Schools DIS – Dominican International School FBS – Fuhsing Private School KCBS – Kang Chiao Bilingual School KSS – Kuei Shan School MAK – Morrison Academy Kaohsiung MAT – Morrison Academy Taichung TAS […]
2015-04-12 TAS, MAT, MAK, KIS, KSS, DIS, TES Smart Debate Tournament Champions Are: Gloria Tsai & Yumi Sato from MAK!
Topic: Extravagant Products First Place Team! Gloria Tsai & Yumi Sato (MAK) Second Place Team! Sonia Yang & Joy Chou (KIS) Third Place Teams! Amelia Lin, Tiffany Chen, Gloria Lee (TAS); Justin Yang & Calvin Chao (KIS); Linda Chang & Gina Cheng (KIS); Ashley Kuo & Brian Chang (MAT) Fourth Place […]
2015-03-08 TAS, MAT, MAK, KIS Smart Debate Tournament Winners Are: Jeffrey Wang & Vincent Lee from TAS!
Topic: Violent Video Games First Place Team! Jeffrey Wang & Vincent Lee (TAS) Second Place Team! Eric Lin (MAT) Third Place Teams! Brian Chang & Wesley Lin (MAT); Linda Chang & Cynthia Lin (KIS) Fourth Place Teams! Megan Tang & Darren Tsang (TAS); Yumi Sato & Gloria Tsai (MAK); Max Lan & Andre Tsai (MAK); […]
WARNING: Exam Scores do not reflect the intelligence of each student. Rather, it simply reflects the frequency of 3 simple elements: 1) Class Attendance, 2) Listening to Vocab Recordings, 3) Reading Aloud Vocab Speeder (JC’s Innovative Creation) 警告：考試成績並不反映學生的智能。 相反，它只是反映3個簡單原則： 1）出席率， 2）聽單詞錄音次數， 3）朗讀單詞速表次數（JC的創新） Grade 5 Reading & Writing Camp Results Grade 3 […]
Stanford Tournament Results of 4 ADL Policy Debaters – All of them did great! Speaker Rank & Awards (Out of 100 debaters) #11 Faye Shih #13 Jennifer Chin #25 Jonathan Lin #32 Jennifer Chiang Team Rank & Awards (Out of 50 teams) #12 Shih/Chin – Octafinalist #17 Lin/Chiang – Missed […]
Policy Debate Team Awards 1st Place Team – Jonathan Lin/ Jennifer Chiang 2nd Place Team – Theodora Tang/ Alethea Wang 3rd Place Team – Faye Shih/ Jennifer Chin Policy Debate Speaker Awards 1st- Jonathan Lin 2nd- Jennifer Chiang 3rd- Brandon Chen
2015-01-11 TAS vs. KIS-T vs. KIS-Q Smart Debate Tournament Winners Are: Gloria Lee & Tiffany Chen From TAS!
Topic: Kids Advertisement First Place Team! Gloria Lee & Tiffany Chen Second Place Team! Irvin Fang & Harry Cheng Two Third Place Teams! Graciana Tang Darren Tsang; Owen Kuo & Jack Chang Top Five Speakers! Gloria Lee (57.5 Prelim speaker points) Tiffany Chen, Jack Chang, Jenny Kuo (57 Prelim speaker points) Darren Tsang, […]
Topic: Kids Advertisement First Place Team! Zoe Chang & Julie Su Second Place Team! Linda Chang & Cynthia Lin Two Third Place Teams! Nick Chang & Philip Kao; Hannah Cheng & Yvonne Kuo Top Five Speakers! Linda Chang & Cynthia Lin (58 Prelim speaker points) Yvonne Kuo (56 Prelim speaker points) Julie Sue […]
2014-12-07 TAS vs. KIS Smart Debate Tournament Winners Are: Harry Cheng & Yvonne Kuo; Adam Kuei & Yvette Tseng from KIS!
KIS Top 3 Debate Teams: Adam Kuei & Yvette Tseng (Won 2 Prelims + 1 Final/ 106 Prelim Speaker Points) Harry Cheng & Yvonne Kuo (Won 2 Prelims + 1 Final/ 100 Prelim Speaker Points) Justin Yang & Gina Cheng (Won 1 Prelim/ 111 Prelim Speaker Points) TAS Top 3 Debate Teams: Graciana Tang & Vincent Lee (Won 1 […]
2014-11-30 Debate Tournament PF Winners Are : Tiffany, Gianna, & Hannah. Policy Winners are: Jonathan & Jennifer!
Public Forum Speaker Awards 1st- Eric Chang 2nd- Hannah Lee 3rd- Jett Lien Public Forum Finals Team Awards 1st- Tiffany/Gianna/Hannah 2nd- Eric/Benson Policy Debate Speaker Awards 1st- Jonathan Lin 2nd- Brandon Chen 3rd- Jennifer Chiang Policy Debate Team Awards 1st- Jonathan/Jennifer 2nd- Brandon Chen/Alethea
2014-11-05 Smart Debate Tournament Winners Are: Sonia Yang & Ryan Liu from Kang Chiao International School!
Topic: Animal Experimentation First Place Team! Sonia Yang & Ryan Liu Second Place Team! Graciana Tang, Vincent Lee, & Megan Tang Two Third Place Teams! Nick Chang & Philip Kao; Naomi Huang & Jenny Kuo Top Five Speakers! Irvin Fang (56 Prelim speaker points) Gina Cheng & Jenny Kuo (55 Prelim speaker points) […]