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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 (Students 15 and above):

  • Hosteon 7th-8th June 2024

  • 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 

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' button to find a suitable class for you. Once we have your details, and you have selected a class, our team will then send you an email and text message with further details, including an invoice and a zoom link.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What if I am not ready to commit to weekly classes?
    If you aren't ready to commit to weekly classes during the term, we encourage you to still trial one of our classes to see if its the right fit. You can also enrol in our holiday camps, which are suitable for students of all ages!
  • 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. However, you can always request a free trial to test our class before committing!
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