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Katharin Tai holds a BA in Euro-Asia Relations with a major in International law from the prestigious Paris Institute of Political Science (SciencesPo.) and an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford. In the past, her research on Chinese foreign policy has been funded by a range of prestigious institutions such as the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, Oxford’s Oriel College and the German Academic Exchange service.

She is currently attending National Taiwan Normal University on a joint Taiwanese-German full scholarship. In parallel to her studies, she works as a freelance journalist, publishing about tech policy, European politics and all things East Asia in English and German.

She has debated for SciencesPo. Paris, Tsinghua University and the University of Oxford. Her successes include being ESL champion of Cambridge Women’s, an ESL finalist at the LSE Open and 7th best speaker at Oxford Women’s.

Head Coach
  • Student, National Taiwan University (國立臺灣大學)
  • Tokyo NEAO 2016 EFL Champion

  • Deputy Chief Adjudicator, Fuhsing Debate Open 2017

  • Invited judge of Wenzao Debate Workshop

  • Breaking judge, Formosa Debate Open 2018

  • Coaching experience: Fuhsing Private School and Taiwan National Pool

Head Coach
  • Student, Fu Jen Catholic University (輔仁大學)
  • Chief Adjudicator of: National Cheng Chi University BP Novice Cup, KS English Debate Workshop 2017, WSDC taiwan national team tryout tournament 2017
  • Breaking judge of NEAO Tokyo 2016 and Asian Schools British Parliamentary Championship Shanghai 2017
  • Independent Adjudicator for: Guangdong Debate Challenge, Formosa Debate Open 2016, Taiwan Debate Open 2017, etc
  • Coaching experience: NTU, NCCU, SCU (Taiwan), USJ & Macau Team (Macau), Wenzao English workshop 2018
Head Coach
  • Student, National Taiwan University (國立臺灣大學)
  • EFL Champion of Northeast Asian Open 2016

  • Semifinalist of Formosa Debate Open 2016

  • Former President of NTU Debate Society

  • Coaching experience: Taiwan National Pool


Wen-Yu has broken at numerous international tournaments in Asia and Europe. She was also the Best Speaker of Europe’s Leiden Open, Best Speaker of Grand Finals at Asian Women Intervarsity Debate Championship and Top 5 Best Speaker multiple times in Thailand, where she studied her Bachelors on a competitive scholarship from the age of 15. She has also won three national tournaments in Thailand and one national tournament in the UK. She completed her first Masters degree at the University of Oxford, where she represented the Oxford Union at European debating tournaments.  She previously trained the WSDC Thailand National Team, and has lectured at multiple institutions and workshops. For example, she was a regular lecturer between 2013 and 2015 at the National Taiwan University’s Summer English debating workshops. She has also been invited to lecture at the National ChengChi University's Department of English for two undergraduate modules, and has coached at the Hong Kong Parliamentary Debate Society (HKPDS) summer workshop and the Asian Debate Institute (ADI). In 2015, she completed a second Masters on a full scholarship at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is currently working as a consultant, educator and entrepreneur.

You can find a more detailed biography of Wen-Yu and her debate CV here.

Wen-Yu Weng

Jeff has won awards such as the EFL Best Speaker of Asia, Best Speaker of Taiwan, as well as the latest champion of the competitive Korean Intervarsities. He has been on the adjudication core for multiple university parliamentary debate tournaments including the Northeast Asian Open (2013, 2014) – which is the largest regional -, China BP 2014, Asian English Olympics 2015 and the 2015 Fuhsing-NTU Debate Open 2015. As a debater, he has broken at numerous competitions nationally and is a recognized figure in the circuit. He is currently a Masters student at Fu Jen Catholic University (輔仁大學) and has previously debated for one of the most prestigious and competitive debating societies in Asia – Ateneo University Debating Society. Jeff is an in-demand trainer, and could often be seen teaching both secondary and tertiary students. Jeff currently also works as a full-time debate coach and education consultant in Shanghai.

You can find Jeff's detailed debate CV here.


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