Monday, January 2, 2012

WUDC 2012: ESL Break List - 16 Teams, 10 Countries

The 2012 World Universities Debating Championships decided to have 16 teams for the knockouts in the second-tier category of English-as-a-Second Language. Contrary to the 32-team main break list that consists of schools from 5 countries only, 10 nations have representatives in the ESL break list, showing how English competitive debating has spread worldwide. Malaysia (4), Netherlands, Germany, Philippines (2), Israel, Slovenia, Serbia, China, Turkey and Pakistan (1).

Only those with less than 5 years of living in an English-speaking country when of school age or 5 years of studying in institutions with English as the language of instruction can qualify as an ESL speaker. All members of an ESL team must be ESL speakers. ESL quarterfinals and semifinals take place today. The list is as follows:
  1. University of Tel Aviv A (Israel))
  2. University of Utrecht A (Netherlands)
  3. University of Leiden A (Netherlands)
  4. University of Ljubljana A (Slovenia)
  5. University of Belgrade A (Serbia)
  6. Johannes Gutenberg University A (Germany)
  7. Berlin Debating Union A (Germany)
  8. University of the Philippines - Manila A (Philippines)
  9. International Islamic University A (Malaysia)
  10. Chinese University of Hong Kong A (China)
  11. Galatasaray University A (Turkey)
  12. University of Malaya A (Malaysia)
  13. KDU Colleges A (Malaysia)
  14. Lahore University of Management A (Pakistan)
  15. Xavier University A (Philippines)
  16. International Islamic University C (Malaysia)

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