Current Events

It is offered via Bonday CA. Click CIVIS Program: Current Events Summer Special Series Bundle (Lecture+Interview) to register.

Lecture

Focussing on global events, students will be taken through eight current affairs hotspots and focus themes selected through the participation of nearly 100 students through the Current Events series.

Speaker: Rudi Lof

Length: 10 hours in total.

Date: every Friday June 25th - August 13th;   7:15 - 8:30 pm EDT

Interviews

Each interview session will be completed by teacher Rudi and an industry expert in the form of mutual visits.

Speaker: Rudi Lof, Dr. Jason Davis, Dr. Amir Monhareb, Joanna Nairn, Dr. Kayla Lafrance

Length: 10 hours in total.

Date: every Friday June 25th - August 13th;   8:45 - 10:00 pm EDT


Weekly Classes

Summer Weekly PF Classes (May 31 - Sept. 2)
Click to Register Start Date End Date Time (EST) Duration (hours) Instructor Suitable students Available Seats
PF1 2021-05-31
Monday
2021-08-30 07:30 PM 2 Alice Jones Beginners 1
PF2-1 2021-05-31
Monday
2021-08-30 05:00 PM 2 Zachary Bloom Completed one semester of PF and get ready for tournaments in September 1
PF2-2 2021-06-10
Thursday
2021-09-02 07:30 PM 1.5 Zachary Bloom Completed one semester of PF1 2
Full 2021-06-03
Thursday
2021-09-02 08:00 PM 1.5 Alice Jones Completed PF2 and need more practice 0

In addition to weekly lessons, students will receive 2 progress reports and 1 final report.

Summer Weekly BP Classes (May 26 - Sept. 2)
Click to Register Start Date End Date Time (EST) Duration (hours) Instructor Suitable students Available Seats
BP Lv1 2021-05-30
Sunday
2021-08-29 05:00 PM 2 Alice Jones Current 6th-8th Graders 1
Full 2021-05-30
Sunday
2021-08-29 05:00 PM 2 Isaac Hordiyuk Students recommended by their Instructor 0
BP Lv2-1 2021-05-30
Sunday
2021-08-29 07:30 PM 2 Isaac Hordiyuk Successfully completed BP Lv1 2
BP Lv2-2 2021-06-20
Sunday
2021-09-05 07:30 PM 2 Alice Jones Successfully completed BP Lv1 3
BP SrLv3 2021-06-13
Sunday
2021-08-29 07:00 PM 2.5 Monica Ferris Successfully completed BP Lv3 or Lv3 WSDC 1
Full 2021-05-30
Sunday
2021-08-29 07:30 PM 2 Alexandra Sundarsingh Successfully completed BP SrLv3 0
Full 2021-05-30
Sunday
2021-08-29 04:30 PM 2 Alexandra Sundarsingh Students currently enrolled in Jr Lv4 0
BP SrLv3-1 2021-06-01
Tuesday
2021-08-31 07:30 PM 2 Isaac Hordiyuk Completed JrLv3 1
BP SrLv2-1 2021-05-27
Thursday
2021-08-26 07:30 PM 2 Isaac Hordiyuk Further Consolidation of LV2 Skills 1
BP Lv3 2021-05-27
Thursday
2021-09-02 07:30 PM 2 Monica Ferris Successfully completed BP Lv2 3

In addition to weekly lessons, students will receive 2 progress reports and 1 final report.


DG Summer Debate Camp!

DG Foundation Camp -- is designed for students who are in the beginning stages of their public speaking and debate learning journeys.

In addition to the Public Forum format, students in this class will be specifically taught argument construction, note taking, refutation, research, and case building. This course places a special focus on teamwork and encourages effective collaboration with partners during preparations and performances. Students will be trained to identify and challenge logical fallacies, demonstrate confidence, and enhance their persuasiveness through posture, pitch and eye contact.

Time (EST) Course Content Focusing Area
1:00-2:00 pm Impromptu speaking Use of notes & point-form, Body language, Eye contact, Voice projection & modulation and timing
2:30-4:00 pm Debate fundamentals Conduct research and write constructive speeches: argumentation data interpretation, analysis

Instructor: Darius, Ashley, Archie & Zach

Click to Register Start Date End Date Tuition (CAD) Available Seats
Section 1 2021-06-21 2021-06-30 645 2
Section 2 2021-07-05 2021-07-14 645 5
DG PF Competition Camp -- is designed for experienced PF students only.

This two week’s program includes a formal introduction to competitive PF debating, gives students the opportunity to explore and experience PF tournaments (Georgetown Summer Tournament) and focus specifically on the prepared resolutions for upcoming events. Students work closely with their coach to build and practice their cases so that they can do as well as possible in their competitions.

Click to Register Time (EST) Duration (hours) Start Date End Date Instructor Tuition (CAD) Available Seats
Full 04:30 PM 2 2021-07-05 2021-07-16 Archie Stapleton 675 0
Yale Tournament Prep 05:00 PM 2 2021-08-09 2021-08-20 Archie Stapleton 680 4
DG BP Speciality Camp

uses highly structured and specific exercises to enable students to reflect and apply instructor’s feedback to facilitate rapid improvement in critical areas of their debate speeches. Over a 5 day period, an instructor will see students every day for 2.5 hours a day. Students are required to watch their own recorded speeches and write down the problems they noticed and areas for improvement for the next class. The instructor will closely monitor each student’s progress every lesson and, in addition to in-class feedback, provide each student with two comprehensive one-on-one written feedback to help students improve.

Instructor: Mars, Lex, Ksenia, Isaac, Monica, Amin

Click to Register Focusing area Prerequisite Time (EST) Duration (hours) Start Date End Date Instructor Tuition (CAD) Available Seats
Organization Camp Section 1

Speech structure, argument structure, organizational pattern, signposting and transitions, speech time management, and note taking

Completed Lv1 or Lv2 09:00 AM 2.5 2021-06-21 2021-06-25 Isaac Hordiyuk 375 3
Content Camp Session 1 Analyzing arguments and logical reasoning, incorporation of evidence and examples, case modelling and choosing arguments, Impacting arguments, framing, and rhetoric Completed Lv2 or Lv3 04:00 PM 2.5 2021-06-28 2021-07-02 Isaac Hordiyuk 399 6
Full

Refutation, integrated responses, points of information, weighing and comparative analysis

Completed Lv3 04:00 PM 2.5 2021-06-21 2021-06-25 Mars He 425 -2
Organization Camp Section 2 Speech structure, argument structure, organizational pattern, signposting and transitions, speech time management, and note taking Completed Lv1 or Lv2 10:00 AM 2.5 2021-07-05 2021-07-09 Isaac Hordiyuk 375 2
Content Camp Session 2 Analyzing arguments and logical reasoning, incorporation of evidence and examples, case modelling and choosing arguments, Impacting arguments, framing, and rhetoric Completed Lv2 or Lv3, Content different from Session 1, completion of Session 1 not required 04:00 PM 2.5 2021-07-05 2021-07-09 Isaac Hordiyuk 399 6
Engagement Camp Session 2

Engagement Camp Part 2: Students have to complete Engagement session 1 to enroll.

Completed Session 1 01:00 PM 2.5 2021-06-28 2021-07-03 Mars He 450 1
DG BP Competition Camp -- is designed for students who have completed Sr Lv3 and Jr Lv4.

Increasing your persuasiveness and enhancing your style in competitive debate

All speakers can have different manners of presenting their speech, but what matters is how convincing the speech is. A good style makes debaters be effective communicators: a speech is not just about presenting information, but also about getting the information through to the audience, letting them understand what is being said and being drawn to the speech.
This camp is designed to help competitive debaters improve their persuasiveness both orally and visually.

Click to Register Time (EST) Duration (hours) Start Date End Date Instructor Tuition (CAD) Available Seats
Full 12:30 PM 2.5 2021-07-05 2021-07-15 Darius Jokubauskas 699 0
Advanced Debating Workshop

Identifying key engagement points and how to build cases to account for that. Winning key areas of clash by effectively saying why your characterization or argument is more true. Persuasively designing arguments in a way that resonates with judges.

Click to Register Time (EST) Duration (hours) Start Date End Date Instructor Tuition (CAD) Available Seats
Section 1 07:00 PM 2.5 2021-06-21 2021-06-26 Alykhan Jetha 550 1
Section 2 07:00 PM 2.5 2021-08-09 2021-08-14 Alykhan Jetha 550 5
Debating with Pros

Do you want to partner with and debate against the national and world university debate champion, and learn from them? This is the class for you. DebateGo has successfully run this style of competition class for two semesters. Students enrolled in this class have shown a marked improvement. This is a 1 to 3 instructor student ratio class featuring our high profile instructors. Only students who have good tournament results are eligible.

Click to Register Instructor Time (EST) Duration (hours) Start Date End Date Tuition (CAD) Available Seats
Debating with Pros Joanna and Monica 09:00 AM 3 2021-08-02 2021-08-07 850 2