Winter Debate - Wednesday
Middle School Debate: Wednesday, 4 to 6 PM from November 7 to February 6
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 10 week course 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 - Tentatively Scheduled for December 15
- OCDL Winter Classic - Scheduled for February 9
No classes held Thanksgiving week (November 21) nor Winter Break (December 26, January 2, and January 9).
This class is intended for students in entering grades 5 through 8, but is open to gifted 4th grade students.
|Event Date||11-07-2018 4:00 pm|
|Event End Date||02-06-2019 6:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||03-21-2018|
|Cut off date||01-23-2019|
|Location||New England Academy|