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Critical Thinking, Persuasive Argumentation, & Public Speaking Classes for 5th - 12th grade students in Glen Rock, Fort Lee, Livingston and Online.

Our Program

Bergen Debate Club teaches students how to think critically and speak passionately. Developed over many years, our techniques are delivered by top-notch teaching staff to transform the lives of our members. Students arrive shy and learn quickly how to project confidence.

At Bergen Debate, students are introduced to several formats of competitive debate, including Parliamentary, Policy, Public Forum, and Lincoln Douglas. We teach our students how to structure arguments, appeal to judges, and work with a partner. In addition to regular debates in the classroom, at the end of every semester, debaters are invited to participate at the formal intramural debate tournament. There, they will have the opportunity to compete for big prizes and show off their skills in front of judges, parents, and friends.

Bergen Debate Club's curriculum is tailored to impart talents that will last a lifetime. Students will learn to argue effectively, speak clearly and confidently, and to excel at academic research and analytical writing. And, this is why so many of Bergen Debate scholars go on to become leaders in school and their communities, as well as attending some of the most prestigious universities.

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Critical thinking & persuasion skills development

Empowering students with lifelong tools for future success

Leadership & public speaking are taught through debate classes

proven & consistent results AT national debate competitions

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