NSDA falls on May 11st and 12nd, 2019. You must look forward to it very much! Our school, Yingrui International Education Group and NSDA China work together to make this happen. Just go for it!
Modern debate, which originates from debate art of ancient Greece, is closely connected with liberal and democratic society since its appearance. It encourages people to think deeply and explore real knowledge. In modern times, people increasingly learn that debate plays a positive role in developing critical thinking, oral expression and logical organization abilities. American admission officers also make it a more favorable admission evaluation criterion. According to The Wall Street Journal, senior students with rich debate experience find more favor in and higher admission to famous universities.
The organizers of the competition aim to broaden students’ international horizon, promote cross-cultural exchanges and offer more diversified choices and international understanding chances.
NSDA, also National Speech and Debate Association, is a middle school speech and debate organization with the longest history and biggest scale. It is also a professional coach membership organization. Since its founding in 1925, NSDA has enjoyed over 1.5 million student members and covered 50 American states. At present, NSDA registers over 3000 member schools and coaches. 2017 saw 160 thousand middle school student members. They take part in various activities organized by NSDA, aiming to learn to be citizens who could think critically, communicate effectively and practice morally.
With membership system, NSDA provides services to member schools and students, which includes coach training, club and debate competition support, and NSDA credit and ranking. With this special system, NSDA builds a national objective academic evaluation system. Schools and students that join the debate competition could compare debate level and develop sense of competition. As an index showing students’ academic achievements, it is widely used in U.S. universities admission.
（1 )Public forum debate
Three debate topics are given every year.
The fall semester debate topic is for the competition in the first semester and winter vacation.
The spring semester debate topic is for the competition in the second semester and summer vacation. (Apart from National Final)
National final uses independent debate topics.
Date and time: school selection (April 19th)
National competition, Wuxi division ( May 11st and 12nd )
Competition group: public forum debate, original speech
Venue: Wuxi United International School
Participant: Grade 6 – 10 students
Entry fee: NSDA member registration fee 275 RMB, original speech 200/person, debating 400/person. (Including meals, certificate, bonus etc…)
Sponsorship: WUIS & NSDA
8:00-10:00 Preliminary Round 1
10:00-12:00 Preliminary Round 2
13:00-15:00 Preliminary Round 3
15:00-17:00 Preliminary Round 4
Day2- May 12
8:00-10:00 Elimination Round 1: Top 32
10:00-11:00 Elimination Round 2: Top 16
11:00-12:00 Elimination Round 3: Top 8
13:30-14:30 Elimination Round 4: Quarter-finals
16:00-17:00 Final Round
17:00-17:20 Awards Ceremony
Participants will take part in school selection at 11:10 on April 19th, please prepare a 2-minute speech in advance.
Any questions please feel free to contact Ms Sela Qian at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org