Our Curriculum

Basic Speech

Week 1: Introduction to Speech: Basic Speech structure and  Examples of a good Speech

 

Week 2: How to Write a Speech: The Eight step process

 

Week 3: Mock Competition

 

Week 4: Presentation Etiquette: Appropriate Volume, Articulation, Pace and Tone

 

Week 5: Body Language: Proper Posture, Hand gestures, Pitfalls and Practice drills

 

Week 6: Mock Competition 

 

Week 7: Final Competition

Advanced Speech

Week 1:  What’s an Impromptu Speech?: Difference between Impromptu Speech and Basic Speech, Parts and Topics of an Impromptu Speech

 

Week 2: How to create an Impromptu Speech: The Steps to create an Impromptu Speech and Conclusion with examples

 

Week 3: Mock Competition

 

Week 4: Presentations Skills-Part 1: Outline the Speech, Body Language and Speaking

 

Week 5: Presentation Skills-Part 2: The Golden Triangle, The Orator’s Box and The Jazz Body Spectrum

 

Week 6: Mock Competition

 

Week 7: Final Competition

Basic Debate

Week 1: Introduction to Debate: Introduction and Parts of a Contention

 

Week 2: How to Write a Contention:  Purpose, examples of a contention and the three steps to an argument

 

Week 3: How to Research: Reliable and unreliable sources, card- cutting and citing sources

 

Week 4: Evidence Analysis: How to analyze evidence and weighing impacts

 

Week 5: Counterargument: The purpose of a counterargument and steps to write a counterargument

 

Week 6: Mock Competition

 

Week 7: Final Competition

Advanced Debate

Week 1: Review of Basic Debate and Introduction to Debate Format

 

Week 2: Rebuttals and Flowing: Introduction and Examples on rebuttals and flowing

 

Week 3: Debate Etiquette: How to convey First Speech, Rebuttals and Summary Speech

 

Week 4: Refutation Strategies, Correlation and Causation, and Logical Fallacies

 

Week 5: Mock Competition

 

Week 6: Mock Competition

 

Week 7: Final Competition