Beginner Speech & Debate
☻ Ohlone College, Newark Center☻
Did you know that speech and debate are actually two distinct areas of study?! Well, during this summer course, The Golden State Academy will tackle both disciplines. Our goal is that by the end of the class, students will be able to find themselves surrounded by people they call family. Students will have the opportunity to work with both state and nationally renowned coaches. Our goal is to ensure that students break out of their shell and feel confident when speaking in front of a crowd. Additionally, we teach important concepts that will increase their ability to stay engaging and professional while speaking. Students will learn researching and critical thinking skills that will prove valuable in life regardless of their future. In this class students will be introduced to prepared and unprepared speech events, and debate via spontaneous argumentation. This program is highly recommended for students with little to no experience, but students with experience are welcomed to join us as well!
Ohlone College, Newark Center
17 September 2022 - 5 November 2022
Weekly on Saturdays
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM for Elementary Class (Grades 4-6)
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM for MS/HS Class (Grades 7-12)
Note: Program not eligible for promotional discounts aside those available on Ohlone's registration page.
Ohlone requires that all students who attend in-person classes must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination.
Please click the corresponding buttons below to see the registration details. These sessions are divided by grade (elementary vs MS/HS).