Parliamentary Debate is a secondary and collegiate competitive speech event as well as a favorite form of real world debates in most English speaking countries. It’s a gentleman’s discussion ~ educated but not citing evidence verbatim as in Team Policy / Cross Examination / Oxford / Standard debate. Students, who have been studying and analyzing current events, values, and policies, use limited prep time to sketch out an impromptu debate. Afterwards, they debate in front of a judge(s).
Ovation offers two levels of Online Parliamentary Debate Class: Beginner and Intermediate. The Beginner Class is designed to teach students what parliamentary debate is and how to do it. Intermediate Parliamentary students focus on skills and case studies.
Which Parliamentary Debate Class should I sign up for?
Beginner – Your student is brand new to parliamentary debate.
Intermediate – Your student has competed at least one year in parliamentary debate.