About English Debating Team

Established in 2003, UM English Debating Team (EDT) has continuously achieved outstanding results from various local and international debate competitions. In terms of local achievements, we have won the Championship of Macao Inter-Tertiary Debating Competition (English Debate) for 8 years in succession. UM EDT also had remarkable results in FLTRP National English Debating Competition in recent years. We were crowned the Champion and Overall Best Speaker of the 20th FLTRP National English Debating Competition in 2017, and recently placed Third out of more than 100 teams in the 21st FLTRP National English Debating Competition, which is also the highest-level debating championship in China. In 2007, we received the Best Speaker prize in World Universities Debating Championships and in 2017, we became the Semi-Finalist of this world-class debating championship.

In recent years, UM EDT is actively engaged in the promotion and development of English debate. We not only participate in World Class tournaments, but also organizes English debating activities such as English debating training workshops and intervarsity friendly debates. In October 2010 and May 2011, we have the honourable opportunity to be the host of the Northeast Asian Open 2010 and the co-organiser of the 2nd United Asian Debating Championship hosted by the Macao Tertiary Education Office. In 2018 July, we successfully organized The Macau Tournament of Champions BP Invitational 2018,  is the first-ever international invitational tournament that gathers the debate champions of international tournaments from across the world over the past decade.

We hope to continue bringing good results for our university and Macau in the future and your great support is the motivation for our constant strive for progress and success!


Our Objective

  • To promote English and debate on campus and in Macao
  • To enhance students’ abilities in thinking and expression
  • To exchange with other universities through debates


Contact Person

Student Resources Section (E31-2007)
Ms. Sandy Sou

Tel:(853) 8822 9909
Fax: (853) 8822 2368
Email: sao.services@um.edu.mo

For more instant information, please refer to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/umacedt

We provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment for all members to help one another and progress together. All members are eligible to attend the following training:

  • Weekly meeting – Our training is held two times a week and the duration of training is 3 hours (19:30-22:30)

Every meeting will be a combination of the following:

  • Lectures: Mentors and trainers will instruct about debating skills and share their experiences.
  • News analysis: Members will discuss recent news and related issues.
  • Debating practice: Members will engage in full debate practice.
  • Video watching: Members can learn debating skills through viewing and analysing the videos of the debating tournaments.
  • Workshop by Invited Guests

We will invite experienced debaters and trainers in English debating to organize training workshop to our team members. These workshops can give team members intensive training and new perspective.

 

What We Provide to Team Members

  • Excellent environment to practice spoken English, enhance critical thinking, broaden horizons, increase confidence, and gain international exposures.
  • Intensive training in weekly meeting, public demonstration debates, mentor (senior team member)-mentee (junior team member) guidance, intervarsity friendly debates, training workshops, etc.
  • Opportunities to participate in regional and international debating competitions taking place in various cities in the world.
  • Other privilege of University Team members (e.g. priority in locker rental, dormitory room placement, and specific programmes application, etc.)

What We Expect from Team Members

  • Show your potential!
    Actively attend training including weekly meetings, public demonstration debates, lectures, workshops, friendly debates, etc, to grasp the chance to grow and show your potential.
  • Show your passion!
    Be self-motivated to learn, to know, to gain, to be well-prepared.
  • Show your talent!
    Contribute to the team development with your talent. We have posts in the team ranging from team management, financial assistant, and technical support such as photography, design, writing, promotion, webpage setup etc. And you are strongly recommended to be one of our amusement activity coordinators if you enjoy singing, dancing, etc.
  • Show your commitment!

Join us in all the EDT activities, in which you will not only have fun, but also gain a lot of friends and experience.

Individual participation and performance would be the selection criteria to attend international competitions and other quota limited programmes.

Application ELIGIBILITY and Method

All UM students (good oral English and understanding of world issues a plus)
If you are interested in joining EDT, please fill in the application form.

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Sandy Sou at 8822 9909 or email to sao.services@um.edu.mo.

Competitions / Events Location
2019
Competition
The 22nd “FLTRP Cup” National English Debating Competition
Champion; 2nd & 4th Best Speakers
Beijing, China
5th UMEDT Novice Debating Championship
Grand Finalist
Macau, China
Supernova English Debate Tournament 2019
Grand Finalist; Overall Best Speaker
University of Macau
10th China Open
2nd Runner-up
Shanghai, China
Thailand Debate Open 2019
Quarter-finalist; Octo-finalist
Bangkok, Thailand
Greater Bay Area English Debating Championship 2019
Macau Best Local Team; Macau Top 3 Best Speakers; Host
University of Macau
5th Shanghai International Debate Open Shanghai, China
Beijing Debate Challenge 2019 Beijing, China
4th Beijing Debate Open
1st Runner-up; Semi-finalist (Novice Category)
Beijing, China
World Universities Debating Championships 2019
Cape Town, South Africa
2018
Competition
Tournament of Champions
Host
University of Macau
Guangdong Debate Challenge 2018
Semi-Finalists; Best Novice Speaker
Guangzhou, China
Thailand Debate Open 2018
Quarter-Finalist
Bangkok, Thailand
4th UMEDT Novice Debating Championship
Champion; Overall Best Speaker
University of Macau
Supernova English Debate Tournament 2018
Grand Finalist; 4th Best Speaker
Macau, China
4th Shanghai International Debate Open
Octo-Finalist
Shanghai, China
The 21st “FLTRP Cup” National English Debating Competition
2nd Runner-up; 5th Best Speaker
Beijing, China
Northeast Asian Open 2018
EFL Semi-finalist; EFL Quarter-finalist
Guangzhou, China
Hong Kong Debate Open 2018 Hong Kong, China
Shantou Intervarsity Workshop and Tournament
Grand-Finalist; Best Speaker
Shantou, China
China BP Debating Contest
Quarter-Finalists
Beijing, China
World Universities Debating Championships 2018
ESL Semi-Finalist
Mexico City, Mexico
2017
Competition
The 20th “FLTRP Cup” National English Debating Competition
Champion; Overall Best Speaker & 3rd Best Speaker
Beijing, China
Hong Kong Debate Open 2017 Hong Kong
Northeast Asian Open 2017 Daejeon, South Korea
3rd UMEDT Novice Debating Championship University of Macau
World Universities Debating Championships 2017 Mexico City, Mexico
15th Macau Inter-Tertiary Debate Competition
Champion; Top 5 Best Speakers
Macau, China
Public Speaking and Debating Contest 2017
Champion; 2nd Prize; Best Speaker
Shanghai, China
2016
Competition
World Universities Debating Championships 2016 Holland
Northeast Asian Open 2016 Tokyo, Japan
Canton Inter-Varsity 2016 Guangzhou, China
Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championships 2016 Perth, Australia
Hong Kong Debate Open 2016 Hong Kong, China
United Asian Debating Championships 2016 Thailand
The 19th “FLTRP Cup” National English Debating Competition
2nd Runner-up; 2nd & 4th Best Speakers
Beijing, China
ICU Tournament 2016
 Quarter Finalist
Japan
2nd UMEDT Novice Debating Championship
Grand Finalist; 3rd & 5th Best Speakers
University of Macau
2015
Competition
The 18th “FLTRP Cup.JD.COM Cup” National English Debating Competition
 1st Prize; 8th & 13th Best Speakers
Beijing, China
1st Macau Asian Parliamentary Debate Open
Quarter Finalist; Macau Best Local Team; 3rd Best Speaker; Macau Best Speaker
Macau
Canton Inter-Varsity 2015
 Octo Finalist
Guangzhou, China
ICU Tournament 2015
EFL Semi Finalist; Breaking Judge
Japan
1st UMEDT Novice Debating Championship
 Grand Finalist; Top 5 Best Speaker; Grand Final Best Speaker
University of Macau
World Universities Debating Championships 2015 Malaysia
Hong Kong Debate Open 2015 Hong Kong
Northeast Asian Open 2015
 Semi-finalist; 5th Best Speaker
Beijing, China
GDS Winter Tournament 2015 Guangzhou, China
2014
Competition
Northeast Asian Open 2014
 EFL Semi Finalist
Taiwan
Hong Kong Debate Open 2014
Octo Finalist
Hong Kong
Asian BP 2014
 EFL Semi Finalist
Malaysia
Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championships 2014 New Zealand
United Asian Debating Championships 2014 Singapore
The “FLTRP Cup” National English Debating Invitational
1st Prize; 7th & 10th Best Speakers
China
Canton Inter-Varsity 2014 Guangdong, China
6th Malaysia Debate Open
EFL Champion; EFL Grand Final Best Speaker; EFL 1st, 3rd & 4th Best Speakers
Malaysia
4th East Asia Inter-Varsity Invitational English Debate Competition Macau
World Universities Debating Championships 2014 India
Workshop
English Debating Promotion Series: Demo Debate I-V India
Asian Debate Institute 2014
 Octo Finalist
South Korea
2013
Competition
Northeast Asian Open 2013 South Korea
Hong Kong Debate Open 2013 Hong Kong
The 17th “FLTRP Cup” National English Debating Competition
 1st Prize; Overall Best Speaker & 2nd Best Speaker
Beijing, China
11th Macau Inter-Tertiary Debate
Competition Champion; Top 5 Best Speakers; Grand Final Best Speaker
Macau
China ABP 2013 Beijing, China
1st MEDA BP Invitational
 Grand Finalist; Semi-Finalists; 3rd Best Speaker
Macau
United Asian Debating Championships 2013 The Philippines
Singapore Management University Hammers 2013 Singapore
Canton Inter-Varsity 2013
 Grand Finalist; Quarter Finalist; 9th & 10th Best Speakers
Guangdong, China
GDS Spring Tournament 2013
9th & 10th Best Speakers
Guangdong, China
Workshop
GDS Winter Workshop 2013 Guangdong, China
Asian Debate Institute 2013 South Korea
2012
Competition
World Universities Debating Championships 2012 Germany
Northeast Asian Open 2012
Pre-quarter-finalist
South Korea
The 16th “FLTRP Cup.AMAZON Cup” National English  Guangzhou, China
Debating Competition   
Hong Kong Debate Open 2012 Hong Kong, China
10th Macau Inter-Tertiary Debate Competition
Champion; 2nd, 3rd & 5th Best Speakers; Grand Final Best Speaker 
Macau, China
Australasians Intervarsity Debating Championships
ESL 1st Runner-up
New Zealand
United Asian Debating Championships 2012 Malaysia
3rd East Asia Intervarsity Invitational English Debate Competition Macau, China
Workshop
University of Macau Winter Debating Workshop 2012
Host
Macau, China
2011
Competition
World Universities Peace Invitational Debate 2011 Malaysia
Northeast Asian Open 2011
 Quarter-finalist
Taiwan, China
Hong Kong Debate Open 2011
Quarter-finalist
Hong Kong, China
9th Macau Inter-tertiary Debate Competition
Champion; 1st & 2nd Best Speaker; Grand Final Best Speaker  
Macau, China
Australasians Intervarsity Debating Championships  South Korea
United Asian Debating Championships 2011
 Host
Macau, China
The 15th “FLTRP Cup.Bank of China Cup” National English  Beijing, China
Debating Competition
1st Runner-up
3rd Malaysia Debate Open Malaysia
World Universities Debating Championships 2011  Philippines
2010
Competition
8th Macau Inter-Tertiary Debate Competition
 Champion; 1st, 2nd & 4th Best Speakers; Grand Final Best Speaker
Macau, China
The 14th “FLTRP Cup” National English Debating Competition
 1st Prize; Overall Best Speaker & 2nd Best Speaker
Beijing, China
Northeast Asian Open 2010
Host; Semi-Finalist
Macau, China
2nd East Asia Inter-Varsity Invitational English Debate Competition
 Finalist; 3rd Best Speaker
Macau, China
Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championships
 2nd in Preliminaries
New Zealand
2nd Malaysia Debate Open 
Octo-finalist
Malaysia
Peking University Intervarsity Debate Contest
 1st Runner-Up; Best Speaker
Beijing, China
Hong Kong Debate Open 2010
Octo-finalist
Hong Kong, China
World Universities Debating Championships 2010 Turkey
1st China Open
 Finalist
Xi’an, China
Zhuhai Jinan University – University of Macau Friendly Debate Zhuhai, China
Workshop
English Debate Training Workshop
Host
Macau, China
Asian Debate Institute 2010 South Korea
Macau Polytechnic Institutes English Debating Workshop Macau, China
2009
Competition
The 13th “FLTRP Cup” National English Debating Competition
 National Champion
Beijing, China
7th Macau Inter-Tertiary Debate Competition
 Champion; 1st runner up; Top 5 Best Speakers
Macau, China
1st East Asia Inter-Varsity Invitational English Debate Competition
 Semi-finalist; 4th Best Speaker
Macau, China
Northeast Asian Open 2009
Semi-finalist; 3rd & 4th Best Speaker
Beijing, China
Kiang Wu Nursing College Friendly Debating Competition
Champion
Macau, China
Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championships Australia
World Universities Peace Invitational Debates 2009 Malaysia
1st Malaysia Debate Open Malaysia
Workshop
Asian Style Debate Workshop
 Host
Macau, China
Macau Polytechnic Institutes English Debating Workshop Macau, China
2008
Competition
6th Macau Inter-Tertiary Debate
 Competition Champion; Top 3 Best Speakers
Macau, China
Asian Universities Debating Championship 
 EFL 7th Place
Malaysia
World Universities Debating Championships 2008 Ireland
The University of Macau – Hong Kong City University – Zhuhai Jinan University Debate Competition Macau, China
2007
Competition
World Universities Debating Championships 2007
 EFL 5th Place; EFL Best Speaker
Thailand
The 11th “FLTRP Cup” National English Debating Competition
3rd Prize
Beijing, China
Asian Universities Debating Championship South Korea
Hong Kong Intervarsity British Parliamentary Style English Debating Competition Hong Kong, China
Workshop
University of Macau English Debate Workshop Macau, China
2006
Competition
The 10th “FLTRP Cup” National English Debating Competition Beijing, China
University of Macau Open Day English Debating Competition Macau, China
2005
Competition
The 9th “FLTRP Cup” National English Debating Competition Beijing, China
University of Macau Open Day English Debating Competition Macau, China
2004
Competition
“Quality Week” University of Macau English Debating Competition Macau, China
University of Macau-Hong Kong Polytechnic University English Debating Competition (Hong Kong) Hong Kong, China
University of Macau-Hong Kong Polytechnic University English Debating Competition (Macau) Macau, China