Learn Public Speaking Debate & Communication

Speak Up. Engage with Others. Think Critically. SET yourself Apart this Fall.

Virtual classes bring learning to you

Join thousands of other students that have learned online with Capitol Debate since 2012. As a pioneer teaching debate online, Capitol Debate is taking the lead internationally by offering classes virtually. You can choose from over a dozen classes in categories such as Public Speaking, Debate, and Communication.

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Meet our customers

Andrew Kapadia

Student - Westfield, NJ

Sidra Kureshi

Parent - San Diego, CA

Cyrus Naficy

Student - Bellevue, WA

Karla Sinecio

Parent - Baytown, TX

Which skills will you work on?

Debate Classes

More than ever before, students are called upon to express their opinions on a multitude of issues in our society. To conversations with adults, peers, parents or debates in class, students must be able to express their position in an organized, cogent and persuasive manner. Learn More »

Public Speaking Classes

Having the confidence to deliver a powerful speech is the one of the most important skills a young student can develop. They will be called upon it for middle school, high school, college, work and beyond. Learn more »

Communication Classes

Effective Communication skills are the key to getting ahead in this world. Students that can confidently speak up and lead, hold conversations, resolve conflicts, and collaborate well with others are more successful in life. Learn more »

Choose the league that's right for you.


Club Debate League

Join our debate league and compete against other students from around the country and world. A great way to learn debate, practice, make friends and gain essential skills. Learn more »

Program for students ages 11-17.

Public Speaking League

Our young students will learn how to deliver a winning speech from our Public Speaking experts. At the end of the program, students will deliver their speech in a fun Public Speaking Contest. Learn more »

Program for students ages 9-10.