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Programs

Fall Session 2023

Join LDI for our 2023 Fall Institute! Learn from experienced high school debaters about persuasive speaking, argument construction, effective research, and so much more. The Institute will run from October 10th through the third week of December. Classes will be held at Lexington High School from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in accordance with COVID guidelines. Classes will be held in person at Lexington High School in accordance with COVID guidelines. This session is open to students who are beginning debate as well as students with prior experience who want to advance their skills. Students have the option to attend for just one month, two months, or all three. 

The Institute

The Summer Institute

The Summer Institute is a one to two week debate camp that emphasizes research skills, critical thinking, and public speaking. Campers will have the opportunity to research, write cases, and have full practice debates. In the second week, there will be an onsite tournament for the kids to participate in and learn from! Sessions will run through all of July and the first two weeks of August and be hosted at Lexington High School. 

The Fall Institute

Attend the Lexington Debate Institute from October 10th to December 19th from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays at Lexington High school. This three month program will allow us to go in depth into reasoning skills, hone philosophical knowledge and allow us to have many practice debates with feedback from our qualified judges.

The one or two month programs will run within the timeframe of the three month program. This shortened program emphasizes argumentative reasoning and presentation skills. Students will participate in full-length debates, as well as interactive discussions and a suite of fun exercises to practice and hone skills.

In each session, experienced students will enjoy an advanced curriculum with high school-level theory, argumentative techniques, and additional debates.

We will follow Massachusetts Department of Health guidelines, exceeding CDC standards. The safety of our program hinges on adherence to these guidelines. Our commitment to health comes first, and we will revise logistics if necessary to maintain student safety.

Please email us with any questions at lexdebateinstitute@gmail.com.

Information Sessions

Though we heartily recommend our Institute, we understand the gravity of the decision for how your child spends their time. That's why we'll be hosting multiple information sessions in the coming months, so you and your child have a chance to see what the Institute would be like, and make sure it is the right choice for you. We won't be able to get into the depth of instruction that we'll guarantee over the spring, but hopefully it will help you and your child get an idea of what we aim to achieve by the end of the Institute.

Dates, Times, locations

October 4th 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - https://emory.zoom.us/j/91717852902

Check back soon for additional dates/times! Below, sign up to attend a session or get notifications as new times are announced:

Information Sessions
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