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Debate

  • Think Critically
  • Work Collaboratively
  • Write Creatively
  • Speak Confidently
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: $900

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Plan

:$330/mth

$330 upfront and 2 months Installment
Price indicated is for either Novice or Advanced classes per semester
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Debate is a popular academic co-curricular program for students around the world. Debate improves students’ critical thinking and enhances their presentation skills and general knowledge.

Debate motions will vary across themes, such as: social issues, culture, environment, education, science, etc.

The Global Citizen Academy provides qualified and experienced trainers with well-crafted curriculum that will train students to be well versed in the art of debating.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Enhance critical thinking and evaluation

Increasing general knowledge and awareness

Communicating in a persuasive manner

Learning Values


Semester 1

October - January
Semester 2

February - May
Semester 3

June - September

Fundamentals of Debate Honing Individual Debate Skills Cultivating Team Debate Skills
Novice

Ages 11  - 14 years old
  • Introduction to WSDC debate
  • Key debate terms
  • Basic argumentation
  • Practicing learned skills and techniques
  • Work in groups
  • Debate Practices
  • Reinforce and apply debate techniques
  • Point of information
  • Practicing learned skills and techniques
  • Work in groups
  • Debate Practices
  • Teamwork in debate
  • Impromptu debate practices
  • Thinking & Thriving Under Pressure
  • Practicing learned skills and techniques
  • Work in groups
  • Debate Practices
Advanced

Ages 11 - 14 years old
  • Introduction to WSDC debate
  • Key debate terms
  • Basic argumentation
  • Debate practices
  • Preparation for debate tournaments
  • Common debate themes
  • Generating Ideas
  • Preparation for motions to debate
  • Debate practices 
  • Preparation for debate tournaments
  • Complex debate themes & motions
  • Team preparation for motions to debate
  • Debate practices
  • Preparation for debate tournaments
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Content Education
  • Education and technology
  • Single-gender schools
  • Academic streaming
  • Private and public schools
  • Religious schools
  • Corporal punishment in schools
Environment
  • Environmental protection and economic development
  • Vegetarianism
  • Sources of energy
  • International Environmental Obligations
  • Carbon Tax/Cap and Trade
  • Eco-terrorism
Economics
  • Introduction to Economics theories and concepts
  • Tax initiatives
  • Economic inequality/ poverty
  • Gig economy/ sharing economy
  • Nationalization of industries
  • International economics
Society
  • Social activism
  • Affirmative
  • Action Law and society
  • Automation/ Rise of technology
  • Refugees/ Immigration policies
  • Political systems
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Class Timetable

Classes Age Day Time (SG)
(GMT +8.00)
Time (VN)
(GMT +7.00)
Time (IN)
(GMT +7)
Time (PH)
(GMT +8)
Novice Ages 8 - 10 years old Weekly, Saturdays 1000 hrs -
1130 hrs
0900 hrs -
1030 hrs
0900 hrs -
1030 hrs
1000 hrs -
1130 hrs
Advanced Ages 11 - 14 years old Weekly, Saturdays 1400 hrs -
1530 hrs
1300 hrs -
1430hrs
1300 hrs -
1430 hrs
1400 hrs -
1530 hrs
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October - January Schedule

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3  Week 4
23 October 30 October 6 November 13 November
Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
20 November 27 November 4 December 11 December
Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12
18 December 8 January 15 January 22 January
CLASS TYPE

Regular Class

Join our regular scheduled classes in a virtual classroom format where you will have the opportunity to meet new friends and participate in group work and discussions. All sessions are scheduled and conducted on a weekly basis. 

Private Class

These classes offer you the flexibility to schedule, decide on the pace and size of your group for a more personalized touch. For individuals, pairs or groups, find out about how we can tailor our classes to suit your needs.
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