Academic Debate Club

Learn the art of persuasion! In this online course, students will develop persuasive arguments while debating a different topic in each class. Working in rotating groups, students will hone their debate skills as they issue rebuttals and build their case in a supportive, friendly environment.

Refine persuasive public speaking skills in this premier program with SPARK Business Academy. Students learn the art of rhetoric proposed by Aristotle as they master the pillars of debate, including ethos, pathos, and logos. Students will cover the numerous fallacies that enable them to disable the arguments made by others. Students solidify these skills through daily, moderated debates on topics important to them.

This program is excellent for any child or young adult looking to improve their public speaking skills. This opportunity also enables students to understand credible sources, structure arguments, and connect evidence to thesis statements.

Class length:
60 min
July 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Days and times:
Grades 9-12