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2024 Summer Class

  • 07/10 to 08/14  6 Classes Wednesday 7:00pm-8:30pm $240/term Location: Online10 See prorated tuition in shopping cart.

    Course Description: This is the second 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.

    Instructor: Julie Weindel


2024 Summer Camp

Note: Half-day camps can be combined as full-day camps from 8:30am-5pm.

  • Week 2 (07/15-07/19)

    07/15 to 07/19  5 half day Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/camp Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 5

    This is the 2nd out of 2 Speech camps for Grade 3-5. The camp is different from the 1st camp, and will continue to build up students' confidence and speech skills by practice more with different topics and different strategies. Students can still join this camp even if they miss the first camp.

    Public Speech/Debate Camp

    This camp focuses on public speech and oral communication. Students will build up confidence and learn communication skills in the camp. We will go through following 5 units

    Unit 1: Introduction to Speech
    Students will learn essential speech techniques that they will be developing over the course of the class. They will learn the process of writing and prepare a speech and set goals for their learning.

    Unit 2: Informative 
    Students will learn the value of and ways to speak informatively through analyzation and practice. Students will be able to work through the process of collecting information through research and sharing that information in a logical and organized way, using effective public speaking skills.

    Unit 3: Persuade 
    Students will learn the value of and techniques to speak persuasively. They will be able to determine the difference between fact and opinion based argument, and effectively persuade an identified audience using sound reasoning and relevant evidence.

    Unit 4: Entertain 
    Students will learn the value of and ways to speak to entertain a specific audience, practising with both ideas of their own and others’. Students will work through the process of developing a speech to inform and presenting with appropriate tone and body language for the audience and purpose.

    Unit 5: Introduction to Debate
    Students will be able to understand opposing viewpoints then choose and defend one viewpoint or the other, using logical reasoning and relevant evidence in the appropriate debate format.



  • Week 3 (07/22-07/26)

    07/22 to 07/26  5 half day Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/camp Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 8

    This is the 1st out of 2 Speech camps for Grade k-2.

    This camp is all about building confidence. Your child will learn to confidently discuss opinions and describe the world around them. Participants will get a head start speaking in front of others. We will introuduce the basic speech skills such as eye contacts or voice etc and practice those skills in the camp via different topics.  



  • Week 4 (07/29-08/02)

    07/29 to 08/02  5 half day Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/camp Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 8

    This is the 2nd out of 2 Speech camps for Grade k-2. The camp is different from the 1st camp, and will continue to build up students' confidence and speech skills by practice more with different topics and different strategies. Students can still join this camp even if they miss the first camp.

    This camp is all about building confidence. Your child will learn to confidently discuss opinions and describe the world around them. Participants will get a head start speaking in front of others. We will introuduce the basic speech skills such as eye contacts or voice etc and practice those skills in the camp via different topics.  



  • Week 6 (08/12-08/16)

    08/12 to 08/16  5 half day Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/camp Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 5

    This camp is designed to prepare students to compete in interscholastic debate competitions.  Units will cover common formats of individual and partnered debate.  Building on fundamental skills introduced in earlier speech and debate courses, this camp introduces students to the research, preparation, and strategy requirements of competitive debate.

    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.

    Instructor: Julie Weindel


2024 Winter/Spring Class

  • 01/19 to 06/07  20 Classes Friday 5:00pm-6:00pm $415/term No class on Mar. 29Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 7

    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. 

    Instructor: Adley Robbins

  • 01/19 to 06/07  20 Classes Friday 6:00pm-7:00pm $415/term No class on Mar. 29Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 7

    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.

    Instructor: Adley Robbins

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