Modern Languages Debating – Spanish, Week 8

The final modern languages trial debate this term (Spanish) will be taking place in the Austin Gill Room at Magdalen College on Thursday, 12th March. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m., with a briefing for judges at 5:45.
If you would like to take part in this debate, as a semi-formal way to discuss current affairs or practice your Spanish, please contact Walker Thompson ( by Tuesday, 10th March at the latest. Native speakers are also welcome, especially as judges. If you would like to debate in Spanish but will be unable to make this session, please still get in touch with an expression of interest as this will help with future planning.

The motions for the debate are given below. While advance preparation is by no means required, you may find it helpful to do some research beforehand, as you will need to be ready to argue either side.

1. Las economías de América Latina dependen demasiado de los recursos naturales.
2. El gobierno español debería permitir un referéndum sobre la independencia de Cataluña.

Spectators are also warmly invited to attend, and do not have to register in advance.

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