Research affirms that debate can have an effect on thinking, speaking, and even writing skills. Students engaged in this activity learn about important issues and improve their ability to do research, think critically, speak logically, use language, and cooperate with others. They also learn that their efforts can have an effect on events around them. In this workshop, a methodology is introduced for doing semi-formal, classroom-friendly English debates, which have the potential to evolve according to the variables, and constraints, of different classrooms. With this explanation, handouts will be provided offering sample debate time frames, judging criteria, and score-keeping charts.