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Public Speaking & Debate 101

Learners will gain public speaking and debate skills in this highly interactive beginner course. We will cover the history, structure, and process of debate with a national champion and coach!
Elizabeth Green Communications & Debate
1084 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


Charged upfront
$20 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
55 minutes per class

Available times

Table of available sections


Class Experience

Bill Thompson: 
     Bill has coached and instructed speech and debate for more than 30 years with a variety of University, high school, & middle school programs around the country. In the last decade, he has coached 7 high school national finalists and 11 middle school national finalists. He has coached 5 high school national champions and 3 middle school national champions in his career.     
     Bill has an extensive history of building curriculum to teach speech and debate in both intensive speech and debate camp and classroom settings. Central to his curriculum is a focus on helping learners find their voices and helping them develop skills that allow them to hear and appreciate others' voices.  His classes are designed to meet learners where they are and develop their research, refutation, speech writing, speaking, and overall rhetorical skills.
A printable handout will be provided for notes.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.

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Elizabeth Green Communications & Debate
Lives in the United States
Creating self-confidence in our future, one voice at a time. Public Speaking / Debate / ESL / Theater / Communications / Speech
1084 total reviews
610 completed classes

About Us

Hello! I'm Elizabeth Green. I'm honored to lead a small group of teachers with a passion for helping kids learn how to communicate confidently and effectively in public speaking situations. 
We all have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree with a...ย 
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