Description Cary Chinese School’s Virtual Public Speaking and Debate will prepare students to become powerful and confident debater. High school speech and debaters with experience on the local and national circuit will provide guidance and feedback every step of the way through weekly interactive courses on Zoom. Students will learn the essentials of giving a presentation, such as eye contact, articulation, voice, hand gestures, and confidence. These fundamentals can help students give presentations in schools with ease. Later in the course, we will teach debate concepts such as argumentation, cross-examination, and refutation. We will encourage students to engage in discussions with others relating to issues that are relevant to our daily lives. Upon completion of our course, students will be able to confidently give persuasive speeches and participate in school Speech and Debate, Mock Trial, and Model UN programs.
Aimed toward 6th-9th graders
Instructor: Ellen Zeng is a high school rising junior at Enloe High School. She competes regularly for her school's Speech and Debate and Model UN program, as the Congressional Debate captain as well as Model UN Vice President. She has received multiple awards at conferences and tournaments such as Outstanding Delegate at UNC's Annual Model UN Conference as well as 1st Place at multiple local debate competitions and 9th speaker at Georgetown University's Public Forum Debate Tournament.
Time: Every Wednesday 10:00AM – 12:00 PM
Cary Chinese School (CCS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization that aims to promote Chinese language literacy and enrich cultural diversity within our community.