In-Person and/or Online
The 2021/2022 year saw FDT return to in-person lessons. For Vancouver-based students who wish to attend class at our West Broadway academy – we are looking forward to having you! All other students (both within BC and around the world) may continue with virtual lessons via Zoom.
Public Speaking at FDT Academy
Unlike debate, public speaking isn’t always about proving a point. Instead, our speech lessons teach students how to become comfortable with preparing to write, edit, and deliver speeches for a variety of purposes. Our students and instructors have competed in, and won, provincial and national competitions, while several have gone on to represent Canada at the World’s Individual Public Speaking and Debate Championships. Being able to persuade people through public speaking helps with interviews, paper writing, research, presenting, and most importantly in developing critical thinking abilities that allow debaters to reach high levels of success in all aspects of their lives.
Our speech private lessons are open to all students with any level of experience!
FDT offers one-on-one private debate lessons, providing students with an opportunity to work on individual challenges and receive unique attention for longer periods of time. Private lessons allow students to spend more time working on individualized strategies and are an excellent way to prepare for tournaments.
Benefits of Learning at FDT
Learn to think critically.
Explore issues from all perspectives.
Develop your resume and prepare for your future career.
Position yourself for Ivy League school acceptance.
Work towards obtaining awards and accolades.
Become a global citizen by competing in tournaments around the world.