Learn formal debate vocabulary,
skills, and strategy in English

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Then Helppo's Debate 101 class is the right choice for you!

Debate 101 perfectly combines a sensitivity to EFL students with the challenging elements of debate terminology and strategy. Even those who are English native speakers will find Debate 101 incredibly informative as they begin their journey into the world of debate.*

**Please note that this course does not focus on one specific debate event but teaches basic principles of any formal debate event with a brief introduction to the variety of formal debate events that exist.

Why should you take debate lessons?

Debate Students...

  • Perform better on standardized tests, such as the SAT, ACT, or IELTS.
  • Learn to think well and to think quickly.
  • Have more knowledge about and are up to date with current political, social, and technical events around us.
  • Are prepared to successfully participate in a formal debate team, which is great for college resumes!
  • Learn critical thinking, research, public speaking, organization, writing, and listening skills.
  • Have fun with peers.

Our Debate Teacher

Hello! My name is Allison, and I am passionate about anything well-written and well-documented. I love to write well, research, document sources accurately, and help others learn these skills. I work with ages 6 to adult. I have experience tu...


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  • Essay writing
  • Oral English Communication
  • $1.00 (7.50 HKD)/min
  • $50.00 (375.00 HKD)/hr

Our suggested courses

Module 1: What is Debate?
Students discuss what makes formal debate different from a typical argument. The class dives right in with impromptu SPAR (Spontaneous Argument) debates.

Module 2: Crafting Arguments
Students learn about the four parts of an argument—claim, warrant, data, impact—and practice identifying and writing their own arguments.

Module 3: Data and Research
Students will learn about the research process and how to evaluate a source for authority, relevance, accuracy, objectivity, and currency. Students will practice integrating research into their speeches.

Module 4: Writing a Speech
Students will integrate the skills they have learned to write a formal debate speech and practice debating each other.

Module 5: Taking Notes in Debate
Students will learn the art of flowing a debate speech to better track arguments and form rebuttals.

Module 6: Giving a Speech
Students will learn fundamental principles of public speaking, including Aristotle’s ethos, pathos, and logos.

Module 7: Best Practices and Judge Considerations
Students will learn about some of the finer details of formal debate best practices and how teams interact with one another. Students will also discuss how various judges assess a debate and use this information when preparing their speeches.

Module 8: Practice
Students will spend class time discussing, preparing, and researching for various debate motions. Then, students will debate one another and be judged. This module focuses on solidifying skills taught in all previous lessons.
Students will practice the various debate styles.

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