Competitive Debating - (2hrs) Thurs, 11:00AM

Excellent from 7 reviews
100% of students recommend

100% Online


120 minutes



Class Size

10 persons

Age Group


Program Information

  • Weekly Class
  • Debate
  • Taught in English
  • Location: 100% Online
  • Held on Zoom Meeting
  • 10 student(s) per class
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Suitable for: University
  • Level: Advanced
About this class
For those with the thirst for advanced knowledge in competitive debating, Madeleine's class is designed for those who wish to expand their current understanding of debate! This course is for those who have had experience with competitive debating. It is also for those who have a good grasp of the fundamentals and wish to delve deeper into more complex issues. This course is the perfect fit for those who wish to master the details of the debate, such as case construction, point of information, model building, and clash identification. If you are looking to structure your thoughts more coherently and become a more lucid speaker, this course will set you right on track! Students that have the desire to become sharper critical thinkers will find this course deeply rewarding as we explore deeply polarizing issues.

The classes will feature a good balance of lectures on current affairs topics, strategic debating techniques and offer plenty of opportunities in each session for practical application through debate drills and activities. Students will be having personalized feedback on their performances as they progress through the training and track their progress in a timely manner. For those who wish to apply their persuasion skills in a competitive setting, this course is perfect for those who wish to enter the world of competitive debating. Regardless of one's skill level in public speaking and debate, this course is sure to help students get on track towards participating in various debate activities, events, and even competitions. This is the perfect first step for those who wish to learn more about how their skills in speaking can be applied in a fruitful and engaging manner.

Students can expect to learn theories such as weighing different arguments and impacts, engagement strategies, case preparation, and many more. Every student will learn to build a vast knowledge base on global affairs from social movements to international relations, and be able to adequately understand and use examples during debates. Every session is an opportunity to work on improving areas such as speech clarity, confidence, reasoning, and building complex arguments. By the end of this course, students will have mastered the rules of debating. They will also know the different roles each speaker has to play in around. They will also learn different types of debate motions and effectively navigate each with poise and confidence. Here, students will also get opportunities to form great team dynamics with their other classmates through the form of competitive team debating. When the course ends, students will be ready to delve deeper into the world of competitive debating and master the different skills that come with the sport.
Curriculum and Learning Outcomes
  • Effectively substantiating ideas with the use of real world examples and situations to aid in the persuasion of speeches.
  • Mastering approaches to different motions through layering arguments and ideas.
  • Crafting layered responses to the strongest points of your opponent.
  • Learning how to effectively world-build in policy motions.
  • Learning how to identify key issues in a debate round and summarize them effectively in speeches.
  • Learning effective ways to maneuver in debates about specific topics.
  • Mastering the skill of interrogative questioning.
  • Learning how to conclude arguments and prove their importance in debates.
  • Crafting different arguments in relation to the main case of the debate.
  • Understanding complex concepts surrounding us such as feminism, political philosophies etc.
Inclusive of
  • Interactive online learning experience
  • Individual feedback from specialist
Not Inclusive of
  • Equipment rental cost (E.g. music instruments)
  • Material cost (E.g. paint, canvas, art board)
Right to Refuse Participation
  • The Specialist reserves the right to refuse participation if, within reasonable discretion, they determine that:
  • Action is necessary for reasons of safety or security of the student.
  • The conduct of the student is such as to cause reasonable fear of harm to other participants.
  • The student cannot prove that he/she is the person named on the approved booking.
  • The booking and/or payment of the class has been done fraudulently.
  • The student has not observed, or to fail to observe, instructions required for the conduct of the class.
  • The applicable fare or any charges payable have not been paid in full
  • Failure to do arrive on time. We recommend arriving for the class 10 minutes early.
  • Prior experience may be required for certain classes. We recommend confirming the details with the specialist prior to booking.
Approval & Confirmation
  • You will receive proof of your booking instantly via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
  • Unsuccessful registration(s) will not be charged
  • All confirmed bookings are only valid for use on the specific date and time
  • Names of confirmed students on the tickets are not transferable
Cancellation Policy
  • > 30 days before Start Date: 100% refund
  • > 14 days before Start Date: 50% refund
  • > 7 days before Start Date: 25% refund
  • < 7 days before Start Date: 0% refund


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cancellation and refund policy?
Once your booking is approved by the specialist, your booking is non-refundable. Your booking information cannot be altered. Unless specified, your booking is non-transferable to another customer or student.
Can I enrol for trial classes?
Yes, you can enrol for paid-trial classes. You can simply book a trial/single class for every weekly class program.
Is the program 100% online?
This program is 100% online. Online programs are conducted via Zoom or Google classroom. Make sure you have your Zoom and/or Google classroom accounts ready before your program begins. You are expected to be punctual for your program booking. If you are late for your weekly classes, no time extension will be provided. You cannot reschedule or change your program day and time.
When do I receive my booking confirmation?
Upon successful payment, you will receive confirmation of your booking within 24 hours via email. In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email. If your booking is not confirmed by the specialist within 24 hours, you will get a full refund for your booking.
What background knowledge is necessary?
EduDrift programs are divided into three categories according to their difficulty level, namely, beginner, intermediate and advance. Beginner level classes do not require any background knowledge or specialisation in the subject. Intermediate and advance level classes might require prior knowledge and specialisation for the subject. You can view the program overview to understand the pre-requisites for enrolling in the program.


Based on 7 reviews
Very Good
Arnel Jerusalem

Arnel Jerusalem

25 Nov 2021 13:23

Fun and Interactive

I have always had a difficult time dissecting motions and building arguments. Madeleine's excellent ability to analyze ideas and her insightful tips and suggestions helped me a lot. I also liked how interactive the class was because it provides avenues for students to share and apply what they learned.
Daniel Christopher Haduca

Daniel Christopher Haduca

04 Nov 2021 20:37

Insightful and Effective

The interactions make the learning experience far more targetive of the student's understanding of debate. It was fun and gave a lot of insights that were straight to the point!
Kevin De Jesus

Kevin De Jesus

04 Nov 2021 14:16

Molto Bene!

Madeleine was able to give a great debating lecture! Even as a newcomer, I was able to learn a lot, and she was able to explain complex concepts in a simple and digestible manner. She is also very friendly, and had a lot of patience for the people in the class.
yuan miguel

yuan miguel

04 Nov 2021 14:07

Amazing Class!

Madeleine’e class is really informative! The lecturer is really interactive and is welcoming to ideas! Madeleine’s ability to dissect and analyze the given ideas was superb! They were really generous on instructing/teaching how these ideas would play out in a real debate scenario! Lastly, they make sure that the students learned and was able to understand them. Great Job!
Vincent L.

Vincent L.

22 Oct 2021 18:35

Incredibly fun!

Madeleine's classes are by far the most intensive and fun I've been to in a very long time. Really appreciated her depth of understanding of her curriculums and explanations. Loveeeeed it!
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