Our expert staff will teach debate concepts such as case preparation (research and writing), structuring arguments, refutation, cross-examination and persuasive speaking. The goal of the debate camp is to boost students’ confidence and self-esteem and encourage them to engage in the rational exchange of ideas and arguments as they relate to issues that impact their daily lives. Upon completion of the camp, students will be prepared to confidently participate in debates in class, college and in the community. Students will also be prepared to participate in school speech and debate programs.
beginner course designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of public speaking (eye contact, articulation, voice, hand gestures, and confidence) and debate.
Argument Development, Refutation, Cross-Examination, and Powerful Closings. Students will have a series of debates at the end of camp.
301 Takes off where 201 ends focusing on more advanced debate skills. Students will learn reasoning fallacies, advanced research, audience adaptation, power of language, and other advanced topics.
Students will compete against their peers in an intense one-week tournament. Students will work closely with instructors in preparing for competition.
You video chat people so you can see your instructor. You can see how they are interacting with you. It's like a face to face interaction just over the web.
Like most parents, I was skeptical about how interactive this medium would be. But I do see that it has brought a tremendous amount of positive change to my son's life.
My son loves it; he enjoys it; he gets a lot out of it. I've seen him grow in his character and his confidence.
They have excellent teachers, and they have an excellent staff who are really are invested in the growth of these kids.
It's taught me to be so much of a better debater. You can do practice debates online; you can do speeches online; you can do anything you would normally do at a debate practice online.
These online classes have met and exceeded my expectations. I was a bit hesitant because I come from a generation where we meet in the classroom, and we drive and get together. But the kids are so collaborative online, I don't think they are missing a beat.