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Speech and Debate

Wesley Arts Academy Speech and Debate Course

 

 

Overview:

This thirty week intensive is an introduction to speech and debate for students of all skill levels. This course will be fun, interactive, competitive and lush with knowledge. The major goals of this course are to get students to vastly improve their debate knowledge and also learn the intricacies of competitive debate, all while getting to test their skills in a competitive environment. It’s all about personal enrichment and bringing students to their next level of debate. By the end of the course, students will be able to formulate arguments, argue ideas and present intelligent discourse. Everyone will gain a greater ability in speech and debate.

 

 

Wesley Arts Academy Model United Nations Course

Overview:

This thirty week course is an introduction to Model United Nations for students of all skill levels. This course will be competitive, enriching and valuable to increasing the skills of students that participate to separate them from the average Model United Nations participant. The primary objective of this course is to enhance the skills of delegating and diplomacy that the students have so that they can go on to achieve many accolades across local Model United Nations Conferences. During the course students will be expected to be competing at various tournaments and being active within their committees as leaders of the groups. Everyone will gain some higher level of competence in speech and debate as these are two of the most important skills a Model United Nations participant must achieve in order to compete nationally.

 

Wesley Arts Academy Public Speaking Course

Overview:

Students of this program are going to get a full immersion in the various dimensions of public speaking. The syllabus for this course is framed to prepare students for the BC High School Provincial Public Speaking Championships. The four main areas of focus will be (a) persuasive (prepared) speaking, (b) impromptu speaking, (c) interpretive reading and (d) either dramatic monologues (novices and juniors) or debate (seniors). Approximately 8 sessions (2 months) will be allotted to studying each area. The final 4 sessions (1 month) will be allotted to reviewing all of the areas of speaking in preparation for the year-end show. Whether students aim to gain a solid understanding of public speaking fundamentals or compete in public speaking at the regional, provincial, national or international levels, this course will enable them to find success. Jacob Gebrewold has studied all of these fields of public speaking, ranking in the top 5 of each of these senior categories at the 2013 BC High School Provincial Public Speaking Championships and the 3rd best senior speaker in BC overall, among many other public speaking achievements.

 

Wesley Arts Academy Poetry Slam Course

Overview:

This 30-week course provides students who are already experienced in debate with the opportunity to push their skills to a new level. With a focus on political and ethical philosophy, it aims to give students the tools they need to think critically about society, world affairs, and the laws pushed upon them by governments. By the end of the course, students should be able to actively apply these theories to their debating, giving them an upper-hand on the competition. The benefits of a philosophically developed mind, however, go beyond just competition. Students will find themselves more capable of evaluating themselves, their lives, their governments, and even the works they study in English classes. Students will be taught primarily through lectures, group discussions and, of course, full debates.

 

 

Wesley Arts Academy Philosophy and Debate course

 

Overview:

This 30-week course provides students who are already experienced in debate with the opportunity to push their skills to a new level. With a focus on political and ethical philosophy, it aims to give students the tools they need to think critically about society, world affairs, and the laws pushed upon them by governments. By the end of the course, students should be able to actively apply these theories to their debating, giving them an upper-hand on the competition. The benefits of a philosophically developed mind, however, go beyond just competition. Students will find themselves more capable of evaluating themselves, their lives, their governments, and even the works they study in English classes. Students will be taught primarily through lectures, group discussions and, of course, full debates.

 

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Wesley Music Arts Academy

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Vancouver,BC V6H 1G7

V6J 1Y5


Phone: 604-731-1105
Fax: 604-731-1103
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