Debating for Beginners | (2hrs) Sun, 05:00PM

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120 minutes


Debate (English)

Class Size

20 persons

Age Group

Teen (13-17 Yrs)

Program Information

  • Weekly Class
  • Debate (English)
  • Taught in English
  • Location: 100% Online
  • Held on Zoom Meeting
  • 20 student(s) per class
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Suitable for: Teen (13-17 Yrs)
  • Level: Beginner
About this class
Mastery of foundational debating techniques is critical to a student’s debating prowess and develops analytical thinking, strong communication skills, and a global perspective. In this class, Ellen will explore the building blocks of debating with the students, ensuring a sound understanding of clashes, models, characterization, and argumentative structure. Each lesson will be supplemented with practical assignments to reinforce the techniques discussed in class and expand students’ world knowledge to improve their argumentation.

Students will work in a collaborative and supportive environment, analyzing and developing arguments and articulating their thought processes to learn from one another. Debating teaches the transdisciplinary life skills of articulating one’s views, approaching problems with an inquisitive, and open mind, and the art of persuasion.

Ellen will begin by exploring the types of debates, common thematic areas, and the clashes that arise between teams. Additional technical aspects such as models, points of information, and characterization will also be examined in depth. The class will then move to analyze the structure of speeches and work on developing both principled and practical arguments. The format of debating various internationally, Ellen seeks to prepare students for both 3 v 3 and British Parliamentary competitions
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.


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