Debate Course, Vol 1

$70 USD
Number of Class
50 min
Class size
1 - 5
Course Type Short Course. Meets 1 time a week
Language This course will be taught in English only.
Start Date: Sep 26, 2023 (Tue)
Time 05:00-05:50 EDT (Tue)
Sign-up deadline Sep 19, 2023 (Tue)

Course Overview

Join the Debate Course To Improve Your Speaking and Critical Thinking Skills! 

In this course, students will practice their public speaking skills, think critically, and learn how to form and create arguments about selected topics in a respectful manner with their peers.

Why learn how to debate?

Learning how to debate and develop persuasiveness can help children improve their research skills, which also allows them to broaden their minds on a variety of topics.  Exploring different debate topics and listening to different opinions allow for children to view a range of perspectives that not only teach them to listen and understand different opinions but also help them build self-esteem and let them know that their voice matters.

Together, students will be able to debate about topics including:

  • Are video games good or bad for you?
  • Are uniforms important for school?
  • Is homework needed?
  • And more!

What You’ll Do: 

  • Learn how to debate 
  • Broaden view of various topics
  • Practice critical thinking and methods of persuasion by debating with peers 
  • Broaden English speaking skills amongst peers
  • Create engaging persuasive essays




Lesson Schedule

Debate: Are Video Games Good or Bad?

2023/9/26 05:00-05:50 EDT (Tue)

Debate: Should Uniforms Be Required?

2023/10/3 05:00-05:50 EDT (Tue)

Debate: Is Homework Useful?

2023/10/10 05:00-05:50 EDT (Tue)

Diving Deeper Into Debate: How To Write A Persuasive Essay

2023/10/17 05:00-05:50 EDT (Tue)

Language Requirement

Debate Course Language Requirement

Students must meet the following language requirements in order to take this course.

Speaking Skills: Advanced

  • Students will need to be able to respond in basic to complex sentences.

Listening Skills: Advanced

  • Students will need advanced listening skills to be able to follow instructions.

Reading Skills: Advanced

  • Students will need advanced reading skills to understand written directions.

Writing Skills: Advanced

  • Students will need to copy words to answer questions.

For students currently taking an ELA program, they must currently be within ELA Advanced Grade 2 or above to participate.


Cancellation Policy

You may cancel anytime before the application deadline and you will not be charged any cancellation fee. However, if you cancel after the application deadline, 100% of the course fee will charged as a cancellation fee.

Other Available Times

Debate Course, Vol 1

Start Date: Oct 24, 2023 (Tue)
Time: 05:00-05:50 EDT (Tue) / 04:00-04:50 EST (Tue)
Sign-up Deadline: Oct 17, 2023 (Tue)


Shuki Masuuchi
Shiho Itagaki