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.
Debate Camp Classes
Students can register for one or more weekly lessons. These group lessons are 1 hour and 45 minutes in length and range in size, with approximately one teacher for every five students. The camp is split off based on students' experience levels and tournament needs, to ensure that students get the most out of each session.
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.