British Parliamentary Debate & Canadian National Debate Format I

(Online Only, Grades 6-12, Coach Delaney Hellman)
British Parliamentary Debate & Canadian National Debate Format I

British Parliamentary Debate is a debate style that focuses on extemporaneous speaking. That means that :its a style that requires that students are aware of current events and practice discussing them in logical and persuasive ways.

Age Range: Grade 6-12

Hours: 2:00-5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate


Session 1, July 11th-22nd (Mon- Fri only)
Session 2, July 25th- August 5th (Mon- Fri only)
Session 3, All 4 weeks, Session 1 & 2, (Mon- Fri only)
Length: 3 hours
Tuition 2 weeks $1200, 4 weeks $2400


  • (Early Bird Discount: Use early bird discount code BL22 to get a 10% discount, available until May 1st)
  • Bring a friend! If both friends register for the same class/dates, we’ll provide a $40 referral discount to both families (issued as a refund after registration is complete)!
  • Sibling discount is now 5% of paid tuition per child and will be issued as a refund once registration is complete.

Sample Daily Schedule

2:00- 2:30 PM Speech Warm Ups
2:30- 3:00 PM Categorizing Current Events
3:00 – 3:05 PM Break
3:05- 4:05 PM Structuring your argument/ Feedback
4:05-5:00 PM Practice/ Activity

Sample Weekly Schedule Example 1

Day 1: Argumentation and Current Events – students will learn how to identify controversial issues in the news and start writing a case.
Day 2 Reutation – students will learn the different styles of refutation
Day 3: Reply Speeches – students will learn how to reply to their opponents speeches..
Day 4: POI’s – Students will learn how to ask the right question in the debate.
Day 5: Practice Tournament
Day 6: Competing Points – students will learn how to prioritize competing positions in a debate.
Day 7: Direct Questioning – students will learn advanced questioning techniques.
Day 8: Get the 1 – students will learn techniques to be the “best speaker” in the round.
Day 9: Offense vs Defense – Students will be drilled on offense and defense and the differences between them.
Day 10: Final Session Tournament!

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