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Term 2 Intro Speech & Debate (9 - 12 yo)

9 x 55mins online class. Starting 5pm every Monday. Max 6 Students

  • Started 2 May
  • 350 Australian dollars
  • Online

Program Description

"The leaders of the future are ex-debaters" (Forbes, 2014). For those who commit to speech and debate, it offers a lifetime of benefits. Debate teaches how to persuade, how to present clearly and how to connect with an audience. These skills are exactly what future employers will be looking for in their young employees. That comfort speaking in front of others is useful in so many aspects of life, from interviews to school presentations to discussions in seminars. Beyond the skills built while students are speaking, the preparation for competition teaches critical thinking and research skills as well. It tests and builds that ability by enabling students to see both sides of the issue. Debaters learn to explain their own ideas, support their ideas with evidence and assess sources and viewpoints. Above all, debating is fun! It gives students a rare opportunity to take ownership of their own intellectual development. A great way of building collaboration and teamwork as well! Come and join our Term 1 Introduction to Speech and Debating on Monday 5 pm starting from 7 Feb. Throughout the term, there will be weekly meetings, out of class speech preparation and teacher's individual feedback. Here is the 10 weeks' course structure: Week 1: Making a good argument Week 2: Debate Structure Week 3: Debate Structure Part 2 Week 4: Practice Speaking Week 5: Public Speaking techniques Week 6: Extemporaneous Speaking Week 7: Practice Speaking & Active listening Week 8: Preparing for the final debate Week 9: In-class full-length debate Meet the NPE Learning Facilitator: Alanna is an experienced teacher specializing in literature and composition. While teaching, she was a National Speech and Debate Association coach that qualified a state team three years in a row as well as qualifying two students to the national competition. She has a bachelor’s in teaching from Indiana University in the United States. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s in education policy and leadership. Her goal is to support students in becoming lifelong learners by creating engaging and responsive content. She plans lessons that encourage critical thinking and empower students to develop their own voices through writing and speaking.

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Kimberwalli, Mimika Avenue, Whalan NSW, Australia