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Speech Debate India student Shivani Shrotri WINS THE USA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!
Speech Debate India student Shivansh Gupta WINS 1ST PLACE SPEAKER AWARD at Georgetown University!!
Speech Debate India students Aadith Kacholia & Prahlad Madhu WIN 2ND PLACE VARSITY TEAM AWARD at Harvard University!!!
Speech Debate India student Hansuja Das WINS 1ST PLACE JV SPEAKER AWARD at Harvard University!!
Speech Debate India students Hansuja Das & Mrinal Sindhwani WIN 1ST PLACE JV TEAM AWARD at University of Michigan!!!!
Congratulations to 80+ SDI Students for winning team and speaker awards at International events!!!
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the research says... debate CHANGES LIVES
The research is clear. U.S. Debate is unsurpassed as an investment of time for your child's development and success.
Unlike traditional education, U.S. Debate directly involves students in a thrilling student-centered learning experience that boosts essential academic and life skills.
Since launching in January 2020, over 1,000 students across India plus over a dozen countries have enrolled with Speech and Debate India, taught exclusively by U.S. faculty.
Founded by Rajiv Kacholia, Stanford University and Goldman Sachs alumnus & U.S. State Debate Champion.
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U.S. Debate Alumni include successful entrepreneurs Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Jack Dorsey (Twitter), Ted Turner (CNN), Oprah Winfrey; entertainment celebrities Brad Pitt, Stephen Colbert, Bruce Springsteen, Adam Sandler; & U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan. Support your child's passion & growth with the research-backed benefits of debate.
“Both the consensus of the literature and... experimental findings justify the conclusion that debaters' critical thinking test scores are significantly higher than those of nondebaters."
— Research study by Dr. Joe Bellon
Proven to enhance reading speed, comprehension, writing, vocabulary
Raise grades & test scores
- Boost information processing
Improve College Admissions up to 60% versus 5% for other activities
Gain valuable interview skills
Debate is the ultimate SAT/ACT prep
Learn Soft Skills: communication, creativity, confidence, collaboration
Develop elegant, balanced leaders by evaluating multiple perspectives
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HOW IT WORKS
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Live Online Zoom Debate Courses to introduce skills, discuss topical content, collaborate in teams, practice debate drills, and prepare for tournaments
WHY SPEECH & DEBATE?
Professor Minh Luong of Yale University cites the unique benefits of speech and debate on Selective College Admissions. Debate vastly improves thinking, processing, expression, organizational, and communication skills sought by colleges. Read the full paper...
Improves reading, writing, speaking, listening and note-taking skills essential in all subjects. There is no academic activity that stimulates your child's development across so many core academic and life skills. Research on speech and debate validates this boost...
Debate has been proven in numerous research studies to help naturally raise standardized test scores for students. Debate provides the ultimate fun way to boost intrinsic motivation and performance on tests like the SAT and ACT. Learn why here...
TOP 3 JOB SKILLS
TOP 3 JOB SKILLS
An Association of American Colleges and Universities survey found 93% of Employers wanted a stronger focus on written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking, and demonstrated problem solving ability. Speech & Debate help master these skills in a fun...
Latest Global Debate Topics that Speech and Debate India teams have been working on:
Here's a glimpse into the debate topics our teams have been recently engaged in researching, constructing cases, and debating locally and internationally:
February 2021 Public Forum Debate Topic: Resolved: On balance, the benefits of urbanization in West Africa outweigh the harms.
March 2021 Public Forum Debate Topic: Resolved: On balance, the benefits of creating the United States Space Force outweigh the harms.
April 2021 Public Forum Debate Topic: Resolved: The benefits of the International Monetary Fund outweigh the harms.
Learn about these topics and case strategy directly from our Founder, Mr. Rajiv Kacholia, in our Global Chronicles courses. The next Global Chronicles 6.0 course is now accepting applications for interview for acceptance into our prestigious Global Debate Squad featuring top debaters for global exposure and competition. Learn more and join this exciting, challenging team to train and compete internationally.
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