This class will focus on introductory public speaking and debate skills. Through a mix of seminars and public speaking games, the class will cover the basis of public speaking and how to deliver content in an effective manner. In addition, students will learn how to analyze a variety of topics (e.g. art, science, politics, philosophy), construct arguments, apply research, and more. These skills will then be combined into a lesson on World Schools (3v3) style debating, as well as participation in practice debate rounds. The class will be taught through a mix of interactive seminars, public speaking games, debates, and debate related activities.
Unique Aspect of our program:
- We have top debaters in Canada leading our classes (e.g. Canada debate champions, members of Public Speaking Team Canada)
- Class sizes will have a small ratio (6 students : 1 teacher in our beginner classes, and 8:1 in our intermediate competition classes) so that students can get lots of valuable feedback and speaking time