This class is all about building confidence. Your child will learn to confidently discuss opinions and describe the world around them.
Participants build their confidence speaking in front of others and completing speech-skill achievements. Your child will give impromptu speeches and planned speeches. He or she will also learn how to critique the speeches of others in a helpful and positive manner. Participants are also encouraged to take active roles such as comedian, timer, and canvasser.
09/15 to 12/15 12 Classes Friday 5:00pm-6:00pm $255/term No class on Nov. 17 & 24Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 290 Conference RoomSee prorated tuition in shopping cart.
Speech: Participants build their confidence speaking in front of others and completing skill achievements.
Students will write a prepared speech with guidance from the instructor. Students have the freedom to pick any topic for their prepared speech as long as it falls within the category decided by the instructor. The categories include informative, persuasive, storytelling, and demonstrative.
Students will also learn how to critique the speeches of others in a helpful and positive manner. Roles include timer, listener, librarian, counter, comedian, and recorder.
Debate: This class will integrate a portion of debate in it. Debate is a valuable activity for students of all skill levels. Debate teaches useful skills for other academic pursuits and life more generally. Most obviously, debaters build confidence speaking in public and expressing their ideas eloquently.
Course Description: This is the third course of Speech/Debate series. While this course continues to help students build up the Speech confidence and skills, it focuses more on Debate.
Below are the sample topics to cover in the class. Topics may vary in different terms.
Unit 1: Introduction to Debate 1. Introduce students to some basic concepts and terms. 2. Involve students in an informal debate.
Unit 2: Expanding on the concept of debate 1. Observe a live or videotaped debate. 2. Take part in an informal debate.
Unit 3: Affirmative Structure 1. Gain an understanding of the Affirmative philosophy. 2. Examine the speech of the first Affirmative.
Unit 4: Overview of Negative Strategy 1. Understand negative strategy. 2. understand the job of the first Negative speaker
Unit 5: Overview of Debate 1. Second Affirmative Constructive Speech 2. Second Negative Constructive Speech 3. The Break 4. Rebuttal by First Negative 5. Rebuttal by First Affirmative
Unit 6: The Great debate (Discussion, Preparation, Presentation)
Provide students an opportunity to prepare and debate in a formal style.
Debate is an excellent way to develop critical thinking skills. The process of researching a debate is one of examining the pros and cons of an issue, determining what the problems are and considering alternative solutions. The research and presentation of a debate is clearly a team effort, and participation in activities like debate explicitly develops the skills needed to work in teams.