Paid Opportunity for Fluent Spanish Speakers: Judge the Spanish Debate League

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is seeking fluent Spanish speakers to serve as debate judges for our upcoming Spanish Debate League tournaments. These tournaments help middle and high school students build their Spanish fluency as well as public speaking skills, self confidence, and critical thinking. The topic this year involves Puerto Rico becoming a US State.

We will pay judges $55 per tournament. No debate experience is required, but Spanish fluency is. All judges will receive training. Judges are asked to listen to students speak, choose a winner, and provide written and verbal feedback at the end of the round.

Tournaments will take place in person, at locations in the Twin Cities Metro, on Thursday evenings throughout late March, April, and May:

High School Tournaments:

• March 30
• April 20
• May 4

Middle School Tournaments:

• April 13
• April 27
• May 11

The tournaments will start at 4 and end at 7. The tournaments will involve two rounds at a time. Here is a rough tournament schedule:

4:00 Arrival / Judge Training
4:30 Round 1
5:30 Round 2
6:45 Awards
7:00 End of Tournament

Volunteer shifts will be uploaded to the MNUDL website shortly:

In the meantime, please fill out the following form to be put on the Spanish volunteer outreach list: