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FDT Academy

Debate Program

Run by FDT Academy



About this Program


  • Program
  • Age 5 - 18 (Coed)
  • Specialized in Debate and Public Speaking—offers 6 activities
  • 1 session date to choose from
  • Cost starting from $100
  • Busing not available
  • Special needs support not available  

This program is designed to build the following character traits:

  • Interpersonal skills: Debate teaches students to master their public speaking skills, grow confidence, and effectively communicate with those around them. Additionally, youth will learn about the importance of effective argumentation, rebuttal and leadership.
  • Tolerance: The topics and themes that students encounter through Debate are important and often involve sensitive issues that are important to understand. Learning to be tolerant and to compromise are key to being an effective debater.

In-Person and/or Online

The 2021/2022 year saw FDT return to in-person lessons. For Vancouver-based students who wish to attend class at our West Broadway academy – we are looking forward to having you! All other students (both within BC and around the world) may continue with virtual lessons via Zoom.

Debate at FDT Academy

Debate is the act of formal disagreement and is a subject that lies at the core of FDT’s curriculum. It is the same activity that has sharpened the minds of influential people such as Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, and Oprah Winfrey. Going beyond just teaching students how to form arguments, FDT encourages students to learn how to use rhetoric and evidence through debate, forming a skillset that allows them to succeed in their future academic and professional careers. At FDT, students are able to take the skills they learn in the classroom to tournaments we offer locally, nationally or even internationally in countries such as the United States, Great Britain, the Czech Republic and Thailand.

Group Classes

Our weekly debate group classes range in size from 3 to 25 in a class, with one teacher for every 4-6 students. From introductory level courses to our competitive “Top Class” for the most experienced students, and everything in between, FDT’s group classes allow students to put theory to practice. Contact us to learn which class is best suited for you!

Private Lessons

FDT offers one-on-one private debate lessons, providing students with an opportunity to work on individual challenges and receive unique attention for longer periods of time. Private lessons allow students to spend more time working on individualized strategies and are an excellent way to prepare for tournaments.

Benefits of Learning Debate at FDT

  • Build confidence.
  • Learn to think critically.
  • Explore issues from all perspectives.
  • Develop your resume and prepare for your future career.
  • Position yourself for Ivy League school acceptance.
  • Work towards obtaining awards and accolades.
  • Become a global citizen by competing in tournaments around the world.
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Session Dates and Rates

Sep 04. '22 - Jun 03. '23
Virtual Program,
1916 W Broadway #200


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$100 - $8,000
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Activities

  Recreational         Instructional      
  Intense or Competitive

  Instructor lead (group)
  Instructor lead (one on one)
  Public Speaking
  Reading
  Social Justice
  Writing

Contact

Debate Program is run by FDT Academy .


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