About Tornadu - National Debate Tournament College
The National Debate Tournament College 2012 (Tornadu) is a milestone for the movement of competitive debates in Portugal, less than four years after the founding of the first debating society. 24, 25 and 26 February, the Port hosted the largest competition held some discussions around here, joining 40 teams and over 100 students from various institutions of higher education. In a critical moment for the country, it is urgent that blooms a critical generation. Made whole youth informed, tolerant and participatory, with the audacity to think and speak clearly.
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The competitive debate was born about two hundred years in Britain and spread throughout the world, where there are hundreds of debating societies at leading universities. In Portugal, the business was born in 2008, but has seen a remarkable growth in health clubs such as Porto, Lisbon, Braga and Vila Real. Portuguese speakers travel the world confronting students from other countries: learning, sharing, competing and making friends.
Whether you're preparing yourself for international competitions, or you have never debated in life, it is a unique opportunity to aprimorares your communication skills and analysis of complex problems, you gain confidence in public speaking and get to know fun and interesting people .
Tornadu: "He who sows the wind, reap the whirlwind."