Masterclasses

Hone your skills in critical thinking, communication and creative expression through our classes conducted virtually.

Our classes in Creative Writing, AXIOM Debate, Public Speaking, Drama and Model UN are available for you to enroll in now.
Creative Writing
Drama and Creative Expression
Model United Nations (MUN)
Debate
Public speaking

INTRODUCTION

  Creative Writing helps students develop techniques used by good writers use to create an interesting story with memorable characters in an intriguing setting, written in a unique descriptive style.
  While students work on their techniques, they also expand on their ability to think creatively and to express themselves in English.
Through these knowledge and skills, students will be able to refine their writing skills and identify their own writing style.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Develop writing skills

Refine structure, setting, character development and tone

Learning Values

Confidence in writing and sharing their voice


Semester 1

September - November
Semester 2

December - February
Semester 3

March - May

Fundamentals of Creative WritingBuilding Character Refining You Writing
Novice
Ages 8 to 10 Years old
  • Structure of a story
  • Point-of-view Writing
Writing Drills
  • Character Crafting
  • Understanding Purpose
  • Imagery and Conflict
  • Fiction vs Non-Fiction Writing
Advanced

Ages 11 to 14 Years old
  • Five-act Structure for Story writing
  • Script workshop 
  • Writing Drills
  • Writing with perspective
  • Writing Dialogue

  • Using similes and metaphors
  • Exploring themes and genres

SCHEDULE

Classes Age Day Time
GMT +8.00
Novice Ages 8 - 10 years old Weekly, Saturdays 1000 hrs - 1130 hrs
Advanced Ages 11 - 14 years old Weekly Saturdays 1200 - 1330

INTRODUCTION

Learning and improving their English reading, writing and speaking abilities as a second or even third language can be a challenge for many young children. Using drama as a tool for teaching will allow students to build familiarity and gain confidence in the English Language.
 Through a variety of engaging drama-based activities and exercises, students will practice their creativity, critical thinking and interpersonal skills, allowing them to express their ideas in new ways.
This would prepare them for a future that demands mastery of the English Language in a range of academic and professional settings, from the classroom to the boardroom.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Developing confidence in presentations and performances

Build familiarity with voice modulation and pronunciation, body language with gestures and stage skills

Learning Values

Ability to read and understand different forms of written English (e.g. poetry, prose, scripts)


Semester 1

September - November
Semester 2

December - February
Semester 3

March - May

Narratives and Storytelling Voice and Movement Exploration Through Drama
Novice

Ages 8  - 10 years old
  • Structure of a narrative
  • Basics of storytelling
  • Understanding characters and feelings
  • Dramatic Readings
  • Movement Basics
  • Voice and Stage Presence
  • Voice lessons
  • Response and Improvisation
  • Articulating Visual Stimuli
  • Role Play
  • Creative Writing
  • Mime
  • Creating and devising
  • Understanding characters and feelings
  • Creative Response and Improvisation
Advanced

Ages 11 - 14 years old
  • Structure of a narrative
  • Basics of storytelling
  • Understanding Characters and feelings
  • Voice lessons
  • Movement Basics
  • Stage Presence
  • Creative Response and Improvisation
  • Creating and devising
  • Text analysis and dramatizaiton

SCHEDULE

Classes  Age Day Time
GMT+8.00
Novice Ages 8 - 10 years old Weekly, Saturdays 1200 hrs - 1330 hrs
Advanced Ages 11 - 14 years old Weekly, Saturdays 1000 hrs - 1130 hrs

INTRODUCTION

  Model United Nations (MUN) is a conference simulation of United Nations organisations. Students take on the role of diplomats representing different member states of the United Nations to debate, negotiate, and resolve contemporary world issues.
  MUN conferences are simulated under different Rules of Procedure, such as the United Nations Association USA (UNAUSA) Procedure, and the World Federation of United Nations Associations International MUN (WIMUN) Procedure.
The Global Citizen Vietnam teaches MUN in the UNAUSA Procedure, the most popular Model UN Procedure in the world, and the WIMUN Procedure, the only UN-endorsed Procedure with limited number of trainers in the world.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Awareness of international Relations issues

Independent research and critical thinkingRefine structure, setting, character development and tone

Learning Values

Confidence in public speaking and negotiations


Semester 1

September - November
Semester 2

December - February
Semester 3

March - May

MUN Fundamentals (Part I)MUN Fundamentals (Part II)MUN Excellence (Part I)
Skilled

Ages 13 – 16 years old
  • Geopolitics 101 and Research 
  • The Sustainable Development Goals 
  • MUN Rules of Procedure
  • Writing the Best Position Paper
  • MUN Rules of Procedure
  • Public Speaking
  • Debate and Negotiation
  • Developing & Reacting to Arguments
  • Resolutions and Amendments
  • Security Council Simulation
  • Crisis 101
  • MUN Strategy

SCHEDULE

Classes Age Day Time
GMT +8.00
Skilled Ages 13 - 16 years old Weekly, Saturdays 1600 hrs - 1730 hrs

INTRODUCTION

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

Learning Values

Communicating in a persuasive manner


Semester 1

September - November
Semester 2

December - February
Semester 3

March - May

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

SCHEDULE

Classes  Age Day Time
GMT+8.00
Novice Ages 11 - 14 years old Weekly, Saturdays 1000 hrs - 1130 hrs
Advanced Ages 15 years old and up Weekly, Saturdays 1400 hrs - 1530 hrs

INTRODUCTION

Self-expression and persuasion are powerful tools in general for any social, academic, or professional setting. While confidence is often cited as the antidote, overcoming this fear requires the integration of a diverse set of skills, from prompt comprehension, script development, argumentation, to mastery of body language.
 The ability to express one’s views through the spoken word is a powerful skill in the information age. Public speaking develops a student’s critical thinking and communications skills, and give the confidence in expressing themselves in English.
Equipped with these knowledge and skills, students will be able to deliver their ideas effectively, creatively and persuasively in any given setting.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Improving speech writing skills

Voice toning, body languages, gestures and stage skills

Learning Values

Confidence in speeches, interviews and presentations


Semester 1

September - November
Semester 2

December - February
Semester 3

March - May

Fundamentals of Speechmaking Argumentation in SpeechEngaging the Audience
Novice

Ages 8  - 10 years old
  • Structure of a speech
  • Topics and prompts 
  • Script workshop 
  • Speech Drills
  • Making arguments 
  • Script workshop 
  • Voice and stage presence
  • Context & audience engagement
  • Using language 
  • Confidence & techniques on stage
Advanced

Ages 11 - 14 years old
  • Thinking quickly & creatively
  • Script workshop 
  • Speech and Presentation Drills
  • Making arguments 
  • Script workshop 
  • Voice and stage presence
  • Context & audience engagement
  • Using language 
  • Confidence & techniques on stage

SCHEDULE

Classes  Age Day Time
GMT+8.00
Novice Ages 8 - 10 years old Weekly, Saturdays 1200 hrs - 1330 hrs
Advanced Ages 11 - 14 years old Weekly, Saturdays 1500 hrs - 1630 hrs
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