Winter Debate - Saturday

Winter Debate - Saturday

Middle School Debate: Saturday, 9 to 12 Noon from November 10 to February 9

New England Academy's program brings debate to students of all ages.  This class builds the fundamentals argumentation, refutation, and speaking with confidence and allows students to continue to build upon those skills.  While composing and practicing logical and evidence supported arguments, students prepare for competitions including the Orange County Debate League (OCDL) Tournaments. The class is open to all ability levels.

This course (8 classes) focuses on improving students confidence and persuasive speaking and is intended for students of all levels.  No experience is necessary as multiple instructors are on site to work with each level of student:

Students with little experience will be introduced to the fundamentals of argumentation, refutation, and speaking with confidence. Students will be taught the structure of logical arguments.  Students with experience will continue to practice, improving introductions and conclusions, analyzing opponents' arguments for weaknesses, and constructing complex responses to arguments.  As necessary, experienced students will be exposed to logical fallacies, topicality issues, frameworks, and other advanced ideas.

All levels will be blended together to engage in multiple debates on different topics, preparing them for OCDL Tournaments.  Topics are relevant, academic, and often related to current real world issues.

Events available for this class (all fees and judging requirements are included in the tuition for this class):

  • OCDL Holiday Tournament - Scheduled for December 15*
  • OCDL Winter Classic - Scheduled for February 9*

*No class will be held on this day

No classes held Thanksgiving week (November 24) nor Winter Break (December 29, January 5, and January 12).

This class is intended for students in entering grades 5 through 8, but is open to gifted 4th grade students.

Event Properties

Event Date 11-10-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 02-09-2019 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 03-21-2018
Capacity 24
Registered 10
Available spaces 14
Cut off date 01-26-2019
Individual Price $495.00
New England Academy
55 Peters Canyon Rd, Irvine, CA 92606, USA
New England Academy

Sibling Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
2 395.00
$495.00 14