Empower Your Child To Thrive in Any Situation —

By Picking Up Debating Skills Taught by Ivy League Coaches

Go Beyond Just Being ‘Book-Smart’

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Hi Parents,

We all want to raise kids who are self-motivated, adaptable problem solvers—especially in today’s Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (V.U.C.A) 21st-century world.

Now, more than ever, changes are becomingly increasingly unpredictable, and viewpoints increasingly polarised.

Groupthink is also on the rise: you've probably seen it play out in the comment fields of your social media news feeds.

The last thing we want for our children is to have their attention and thoughts be controlled by others because they lack the knowledge and thought processes to make informed choices.

Imagine the consequences of them growing up to become ‘yes’ men—forming beliefs simply based on face value or the opinion of others.

Don’t worry though, what if there’s a way to empower our children to...

Think critically

Know how to process information, think from multiple perspectives and rigorously question ideas and assumptions rather than accepting them at face value.

Think on their feet

Able to think outside the box under pressure and deal with whatever situation life throws at them.

Have an expanded wordview

Know what’s happening in the world and be exposed to diverse viewpoints that are usually not discussed in schools or at home.

Understand their core values early

Become consciously aware of what is important to them, understand how to make decisions and understand what drives their behaviours.

And many more! These are just some of the positives behind learning how to debate. At See Change’s Debate & Public Speaking Programme, our whole purpose is to arm students with the skills, competence and confidence that will benefit them for life.

Debating & Public Speaking Sounds Boring? Think Again.

Here’s How We Do Things Differently

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Make Learning a Game

Your child won’t just be staring at the teacher or whiteboard all the time. Guided by their teachers, children do more of the talking and engage in interactive games and activities that focus on honing the foundations of debate. For example, lower primary students would be prompted to pick an object they see and persuade the rest of the class to buy it. Curriculum is crafted specially for each level to help students progress smoothly without finding classes a chore.

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Online Global Classroom

Classes are conducted online with international students from around the world. Learning in a global classroom offers students the opportunity to increase their awareness and understanding of other cultures, promotes critical thinking, and helps to develop an appreciation for other points of view. While literature and videos are great ways to learn about new cultures, there’s no replacement for interacting with someone who is actually from a different country.

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Tutors from Top Ivy League Schools

Your child will be mentored by top scholars from Harvard, Columbia, Yale and Princeton University—many of whom have competed and won prestigious international competition in debate and public speaking. Not only is your child taught by tutors who know how to perform at the top of their field, but also gain a positive role model.

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Join Debate Competition

Debate Tournaments at See Change Education are opportunities for your children to experience a formal and official debate certified by the American Parliamentary Debate Association. Your child will meet delegates from the Belt & Road partner countries, and the Greater Bay Area.

Read What Our Students Say

Student, Primary 5, Diocesan Boys’ School, Jake, Debate

I am an outgoing student but I didn’t know the first thing when it comes to debating. I liked to argue with my friends in a friendly way, but I didn’t know how to. When my mom first signed me up to this camp, I didn’t think that I would have the time of my life, but I was wrong. I was astonished by the amount of fun that I had during the camp. Even though three lessons isn’t a lot, the time and effort was extremely worth it.

Student, Primary 5, Diocesan Girl's School, Audrey Ngai

After taking these debate classes,my debate skills have improved a lot. I love the topics as they are interesting and challenging, like “Ban dissecting frogs” and “Ban tribes from hunting endangered animals”. We chose our side, and learnt how to research for answers. I learn a lot about the topics and how to think, argue and rebut for both sides.

Student, Secondary, Edmund Lo, Wah Yan College (Kowloon)

The debating class helps me a lot with my reasoning skills. It also helps me with my impromptu speeches. I can train myself to think of arguments and points faster during the debate class.

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What Parents Are Saying

Parent, Primary 6
St. Paul's College Primary School

My son said the setting encouraged him to speak more. Through impromptu exercises, he learned to be more instanteous and responsive, and quick to think on his feet which was different from the course he attended in (the top leading centers in Hong Kong where the topic was given one week in advance). He enjoyed speaking more here at DPSI at See Change because topics are diverse and interesting, such as “should we continue online teaching for the rest of 2020” and “do we as citizens have a responsibility to protect the environment.” My son used to be quite shy but I am glad to see him enjoy speaking proactively in class now.

Parent, Form 1
German Swiss International School

My son has never expressed any interest in debate after trying multiple debate courses. However, he recently joined See Change's summer debate course and, at the end of the course, he proactively asked to sign up for their regular term debate class. He especially found the topics interesting and different from the typical topics offered in an introductory debate course. The instructor was approachable and very experienced as well. I'm very happy that my son now has a positive and keen interest in debate. Thank you See Change!

Parent, Primary 5
Independent Schools Foundation Academy (ISF)

When I asked my daughter how was the class on a scale of 1 to 10, she gave it a score of "14" I think that says it all!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the online classes effective?

We’ve been conducting our classes online from the start and have the infrastructure and teaching methods in place to ensure the best experience for your child. But don’t take our word for it. Sit in for the free trial class to experience the engaging lessons for yourself.

Would going for See Change Debate & Public Speaking Programme give my child extra workload?

Our classes only take up 1 hour of your child’s time every week. What’s more, we encourage on-the-spot thinking and discussions so students won’t have to do in-depth research or homework before classes.

Will my child be able to keep up with the classes?

Class size is kept to a maximum of 8 students to ensure each student receive optimal attention. What’s more, every student will get the opportunity to explain their views, clarify any doubts and build up their confidence. By speaking and explaining, students learn to identify their knowledge gap and process what they learn more deeply.

What is the best time for a child to start learning?

It has been scientifically proven that between the ages of 3 to 14, our brain is at its peak of its development. We recommend any child within the age of 5 to 14 to try out this programme to stimulate their brains and pick up critical life skills.


Aspiring debaters with background are also welcomed to join our competitive level to sharpen their skills and get the opportunity to compete —and excel—at regional and national competitions.

 

Are there any awards and validation for the debate competitions you hold?

Yes, International Public Debate Association for Circuit (USA) and American Parliamentary Debate Association (USA) are our official officiating & award certification body. Rest assure the awards won are nationally (USA) recognised

Are the programme fees expensive?

Our programme fees are affordable and highly competitive compared to other debate programmes. What’s more, we’re able to reduce our fees as lessons are conducted online and accessible to students globally without compromising on quality.

Studies have found that debate improves reading ability, grades, school attendance, self-esteem, and interest in school (Duffin, Frank, Latitudes in Learning). 


A stunning 98.58% of debate students go on to attend college, and debate participation increases the chances of being offered college scholarships (Billman, J. & Christiensen, H. 2008).


More importantly, the invaluable life skills that are applicable in school will stick with your child for the rest of his life. Start to see your child take ownership over their own intellectual development and take on whatever life chooses to throw at them with confidence.


Free 1 Hour Trial Class With Ivy League Tutor

  • See the difference in our teaching methods and how we make learning engaging & relevant
  • Learn how our programme can improve your child’s critical thinking
  • Receive a checklist of activities your child can do at home to become a better debater