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Amplifying voices and unlocking potential 

Nurture your child's self confidence through world-class speaking education

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Find the right program for you: classes for students at all stages in their speaking journey

Beginners

Perfect for students taking their first step in speaking. We nurture a passion for public speaking and debating, and introduce students to life long skills through weekly classes over zoom or fun holiday sessions. 

Competitions

We host numerous in-person weekend tournaments in partnership with the Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge unions, while also running weekly zoom tournaments for our students. 

Advanced

Designed for students who already have a strong grasp of the basics of debating. Receive expert coaching from some of the best debaters in the world through weekly classes and intensive holiday camps.

School Partners

We develop a bespoke workshops, holiday camps and term programs for partner schools. We have options for schools with existing programs looking for an uplfit, or those looking to set up debating for the first time.  

  • How do I enrol into a class?
    You can use our 'click to enrol' or 'express interest' buttons to find a suitable class for you. Once we have your details, and you have selected the program that suits you, our team will reach out to you directly to finalise details and provide you with a payment link.
  • How do i choose which program is best for me?
    The short answer is that regardless of your skill level, we have the right program for you. For in-term classes: You can select classes based on your skill level. Beginner classes are ideal for students who have never done any debating or public speaking before. Don't worry though, before your first lesson, our team will share a free webinar on the basics of debating that you can review in your own time! Intermediate classes are designed for students who understand the basics of debating. Advanced classes are for students who are regularly debating for their school team. For holiday courses, for beginners we recommend our 3 in 1 courses or our Speaking Skills Assignment Success program. These courses will teach you core skills in debating and public speaking in a fun and engaging environment. For intermediate and advanced students who have a bit of experience in debating, our debating camps are the best option.
  • How do the zoom classes work?
    Many of our weekly speaking classes are run over zoom. This is so that our students don't need to rush from school to another location to practice debating. Our coaches have extensive experience coaching over zoom, and our zoom platform is equipped with apps to gauge and improve student engagement. However, our students all get regular chances to participate in in-person debating through our weekend mini tournaments hosted throughout the year, and through our in person holiday camps.
  • I still have questions - how do I get in touch with you?
    You can email us at speakerscorneraustralia@gmail.com We can also be contacted via WhatsApp, WeChat or other social media. You can find all of our contact details here
  • How do you ensure class quality?
    Speakers' Corner is one of the only debating academies in Australia run by elite university debaters. That means that our leadership team is qualified to hand-pick the best coaches in Australia, and oversee a high quality program. Our coaches are often drawn from leading university debating societies, and are equipped with globally recognised teaching resources.
  • How much do classes cost?
    The pricing of our classes depends on the length and duration of the class. We take payment by the term, and our classes usually start from $30/hr + GST for zoom classes and $36/hr +GST for in person classes. However, you can always request a free trial to test our class before committing! Our pricing for our holiday programs also varies. You can always email speakerscorneraustralia@gmail.com if you have any queries.

Learn why our students love Speakers' Corner

Model United Nations

Shaping future global leaders

A unique combination of training and conferences

In 2024, we are excited to launch our inaugural Model United Nations Program, in collaboration with the Sydney University United Nations Society. The program is a first of its kind, providing students not only with the opportunity to attend a conference, but also receive guidance from leading coaches with university level MUN experience

Our Pedagogical Principles

To bring our vision of high quality coaching to life, Speakers' Corner has developed a set of principles that guide every aspect of our coaching program.

Hands-On
Our lesson plans encourage students to develop practical skills by giving them frequent opportunities to practice and receive feedback. We prioritise helping kids apply their knowledge and gain confidence while doing so. ​

Inspiring
We ensure that our coaches are experienced and passionate, ready to pass on a love of debating to their students. We have a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of debating, meaning we can present students with novel and relevant content. We empower students to set and pursue their debating goals.

Accountable
We hold ourselves accountable for the progress and success of our students. Our coaching staff takes responsibility for providing high-quality instruction, personalized support, and ongoing feedback. We are committed to ensuring that every student receives the resources and guidance.s. 

Meet our coaching team

Speakers' Corner coaches are some of the best university debaters in the world, with extensive experience guiding young minds.  

  • How do I enrol into a class?
    You can use our 'click to enrol' or 'express interest' buttons to find a suitable class for you. Once we have your details, and you have selected the program that suits you, our team will reach out to you directly to finalise details and provide you with a payment link.
  • How do i choose which program is best for me?
    The short answer is that regardless of your skill level, we have the right program for you. For in-term classes: You can select classes based on your skill level. Beginner classes are ideal for students who have never done any debating or public speaking before. Don't worry though, before your first lesson, our team will share a free webinar on the basics of debating that you can review in your own time! Intermediate classes are designed for students who understand the basics of debating. Advanced classes are for students who are regularly debating for their school team. For holiday courses, for beginners we recommend our 3 in 1 courses or our Speaking Skills Assignment Success program. These courses will teach you core skills in debating and public speaking in a fun and engaging environment. For intermediate and advanced students who have a bit of experience in debating, our debating camps are the best option.
  • How do the zoom classes work?
    Many of our weekly speaking classes are run over zoom. This is so that our students don't need to rush from school to another location to practice debating. Our coaches have extensive experience coaching over zoom, and our zoom platform is equipped with apps to gauge and improve student engagement. However, our students all get regular chances to participate in in-person debating through our weekend mini tournaments hosted throughout the year, and through our in person holiday camps.
  • I still have questions - how do I get in touch with you?
    You can email us at speakerscorneraustralia@gmail.com We can also be contacted via WhatsApp, WeChat or other social media. You can find all of our contact details here
  • How do you ensure class quality?
    Speakers' Corner is one of the only debating academies in Australia run by elite university debaters. That means that our leadership team is qualified to hand-pick the best coaches in Australia, and oversee a high quality program. Our coaches are often drawn from leading university debating societies, and are equipped with globally recognised teaching resources.
  • How much do classes cost?
    The pricing of our classes depends on the length and duration of the class. We take payment by the term, and our classes usually start from $30/hr + GST for zoom classes and $36/hr +GST for in person classes. However, you can always request a free trial to test our class before committing! Our pricing for our holiday programs also varies. You can always email speakerscorneraustralia@gmail.com if you have any queries.
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