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Compete internationally at Harvard, Oxford or Cambridge

Challenge yourself against the world's best debaters

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

Oxbridge/Ivy League Minis

We host weekend tournaments in collaboration with the Harvard, Cambridge and Oxford unions. The top 4 teams at these tournaments travel to those universities to compete in the global finals

Represent Speakers' Corner

Speakers' Corner enters teams into prestigious global tournaments like the Asian Schools Open and the International Debating Championship. Join our programs, you will have an opportunity to represent us internationally. 

Sunday Evening Debating

Want to brush up on your debating skills in a weekly debating league. The Sunday Evening Tournament runs over zoom and is ideal for primary students looking for regular competitive debates!

Schools Debating Competition

SDC runs on Friday afternoons over zoom. Join leading schools like Riverview, Scots and MLC in a weekly debating league, with a minimal entry cost of $200

Elite University Tournaments

International Competition for Young Debaters (Students 15 and below)

  • Hosted on 24 March 2024

  • Teams of 2 (British Parliamentary Style)

  • Registration cost $300 per team (team members must be from the same school) 

  • Top 3 teams invited to attend global finals at Oxford

Oxford Schools ANZ (For Year 8-11 Students):

  • Hosteon 20th-21st July 2024

  • Teams of 2 (British Parliamentary Style)

  • Registration cost $220 per person ($440 per team), including GST. (team members must be from the same school)

  • Top 4 teams invited to attend global finals at Oxford 

Partnership with Oxford Union

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Partnership with Harvard Union

Harvard World Schools (students aged 15 and above)

  • Hosted on 13-14 April 2024

  • Teams of 3 (3 v 3 Style)

  • Registration cost $250 per person (team members must be from the same school) 

  • Top 4 teams invited to attend global finals at Harvard

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Partnership with Cambridge Union

Cambridge Schools ANZ (students aged 15 and above)

  • Hosted on 12th-13th September

  • Teams of 2 (British Parliamentary Style)

  • Registration cost $360 per team (approximate) (must be from the same school)

  • Top 3 teams invited to attend global finals at Oxford 

Elite Competitions Program

Represent Speakers' Corner Internationally

Throughout the year, Speakers' Corner enrols our students in global debating tournaments, where they compete against teams around the world. Our success rate at these tournament's is unparalleled. 

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Weekly debating tournaments

Brush up your skills with weekly tournaments held over zoom

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Sunday Evening Debating

Speakers' Corner runs a Sunday Evening Debating League - a weekly tournament that runs over zoom. The competitions is designed to give weekly practice primarily to primary age students. 

Schools Debating Competition 

We convene the Schools Debating Competition which runs on Fridays after school over zoom. Leading schools in Sydney such as Riverview, PLC, Kambala and Barker participate in the competition.

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  • 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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