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Debating summer school program
This three week debate program offers students, whether experienced or inexperienced in debate, the opportunity to immerse themselves in the exciting academic world of debate.
Combining interactive workshops with professional coaching and a variety of formal and informal debating opportunities students will be able to take part in a stimulating experience second to none.
Benefits of Debate at ISSOS
Whether beginners or seasoned veterans, our summer students will benefit from expert tuition in the art of public speaking, covering all aspects of debate including delivery, organisation, evidence analysis, argument invention and debating theory.
- Acquire the ability and confidence to communicate effectively
- Learn techniques from leading debate coaches
- Take part in energetic debates on exciting contemporary issues
- Learn valuable skills including critical thinking and persuasive reasoning
- Debate at the historic University of St Andrews, Cambridge and Yale debating chambers
Workshops range from the most basic of introductions and public speaking techniques to advanced argument theory and the intricacies of formal British Parliamentary debate, lead by leading debates coaches who will make sure students are actively debating every day.
As entry into the world’s leading universities becomes increasingly competitive, many top institutions now demand that applicants have the ability to think critically and articulate their views. Debating encourages students to express themselves with confidence and flair, both academically and in all aspects of their lives and is a highly respected and beneficial academic skill for anyone to posses.
Guaranteed to inspire students to discover their voice and develop their skills as well as the confidence to use it!