Multilingual Debate

About the Multilingual Debate

Heriot-Watt University's Multilingual Debate is an annual event that showcases the interpreting skills of undergraduate students on our Languages (Interpreting and Translating) degree programme, as well as the developing professional skills of postgraduate students on our MSc Interpreting and Translating programmes.

The event takes the form of a formal debate with two multilingual teams arguing for and against a motion of topical interest in a range of languages. The teams deliver their views in their various native languages (French, German, Spanish, English, Arabic, Chinese, British Sign Language (BSL)).

Anyone can register to watch the debate live on Zoom, here: Multilingual Debate Registration Form

Fanny Chouc, coordinator of the Multilingual Debate commented "The Multilingual Debate is a true celebration of linguistic diversity. The enthusiasm with which the audience participates in the debate year after year shows a lively interest in learning languages and understanding different cultures."

Multilingual Debate 2021

The Multilingual Debates 2021 will take place online via Zoom on Wednesday 24 March and Friday 26 March. Register to watch for free via zoom. 

Undergraduate Debate Postgraduate Debate
Wednesday 24 March: 10.00am - 12 noon, via Zoom Friday 26 March: 10.00am - 12 noon, via Zoom
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Registering for Multilingual Debate 2021

Follow the link below to register on behalf of yourself, your school, or your institution:

Multilingual Debate Registration Form

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