Top Debate Course
Top Debate Course
Train students to think with breadth, depth and efficiency. Students will learn to voice their opinions in a logical and sensible way regarding social matters; Master analyzing matters with an independent, objective and rational pair of eyes; And learn to utilize body language on stage to boost their confidence in conveying messages.
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Bestie Speak suggests students to join at least 3 course units, continuous practice helps your children to develop comprehensively!
Frequently Asked Questions
Top Debate Course is suitable for students of Primary 4 or above. Since the contents of Top Debate Course are more advanced and require students to think critically on liberal studies topics, this course is more suitable for students of higher grades. In addition, students are more likely to encounter group discussion formats in future oral exam assessments and in secondary admission interviews. Acquiring debate skills is especially helpful in broadening students’ thinking perspectives, which helps students stand out from the crowd in multiple aspects. Students in lower primary are advised to enroll in Diverse Speaking Course to enhance speaking skills to pave way for joining Top Debate Class in the future.
Yes, Bestie Speak provides private debate classes for individual students. Contents are flexible and could be arranged according to the needs of individual students. In private classes, tutors can help edit debate scripts according to the rules and given motion in competitions. At the same time, tutors will also assist students in elaborating their points in terms of depth. Furthermore, necessary body language will be taught in class to enhance students’ persuasiveness and confidence in a debate.
Of course. Apart from being taught the rules in debate competitions, the functions and duties of each speaker and diverse organization skills in speaking, students will gain understanding in different types of motions and thinking skills to prepare them for actual debates. Tutors will arrange a mock debate session after each course module. This allows students to gain experience in actual debates. Tutors will also do a performance review with students to assist them in improving after each mock session, to enhance their overall performance.
Contents of Bestie Speak’s school-based Top Debate Course are flexible and could be tailored to cater needs of different schools. For classes targeting students with no debating experience, Bestie Speak offers gradually advancing course contents. This mainly allows students to learn the basic rules of debate, building their eloquence and developing their critical thinking skills; For classes aiming to train a school debate team, tutors will provide a more target-based training, which includes more advanced debate skills, to better prepare the team for diverse competitions ahead.
Yes, this course would be suitable for students with no debating experience. Apart from teaching students essential and advanced skills in debate, Top Debate Course aims to provide opportunities for students to apply techniques learnt in class after acquiring broad thinking perspectives, critical thinking skills and strong communication skills. Thus, students with no debating experience could actively gain experience by engaging in class activities.
Bestie Speak provides debate team leading service. Team leading service is available upon advanced communication during the quotation stage. Bestie Speak will confirm related arrangements with the school and tutor according to the actual situation. The fee for team leading service will be calculated based on course fee per hour listed in the quotation. Thus, if schools require team leading services, please notify us at schools’ earliest convenience for better arrangements.