Online Weekly Classes
☻ Returning Student Advanced Elementary Class ☻
Please only register for this class if you are certain this is your correct experience level.
September 12-December 13, 2020
@once a week on Saturday or Sunday
8 students max per class
Class Description and Goal:
This is an advanced elementary course in public speaking and debate. Students who enroll in this class are expected to have taken at least 2 prior semesters (1 academic year) of speech and debate. The goal of this class is for all students to continue building upon their skills in speech and debate and further advance in platform, unprepared, and debate events in preparation for competitive middle school speech and debate classes when they reach 6th grade.
This class teaches both speech and debate and places an equal emphasis on both activities (50% Speech, 50% Debate). At this stage, students enrolling in this class should have solid foundations in both event types and are expected to perform at an advanced, competition-quality level. Throughout the semester, students will build upon their foundations and learn the following:
☻ Advanced techniques of Congressional Debate and potentially other debate events (spar, parliamentary debate, etc).
☻ Advanced-level evidence research, case writing, and reading comprehension. Evidence for Congress cases and facts for speeches will be expected to come from more rigorous sources (i.e. research universities, government organizations, credible news outlets and publications, and think tanks).
☻ Advanced techniques in public speaking (persuasion, logical reasoning, body language and stage presence)
☻ Advanced-level skills in argumentation and cross-examination
☻ This weekly class is designed for students who have taken at least TWO semesters with GSA.
Advanced Class Options
Sundays 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Sundays 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
There will be no class on the week of Thanksgiving (November 28th & 29th).
We will accept the first 8 students who enroll in each class and waitlist the rest until we confirm another instructor.
School year Hours
M-F: 3:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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