Learn the Basics of Public Speaking and debate!

Students will learn the basics of debate including how to write a case, how to use evidence, how to do a cross examination, and how to give a rebuttal. Your child will also get lots of public speaking practice to improve their projection, body language, eye contact, and get lots and lots of practice giving speeches!

All our programs have a guaranteed 4:1 student teacher ratio so that every child gets ample opportunity to speak. Even in an online format, we'll have fun games, speaking activities, and dynamic instructors that students love at Lumos!

Click here to see our full set of Online Summer Programs for grades 4-10!

Age Range

10-14 Years Old


10 am - 12:30 pm ET
1:30 pm - 4 pm ET
(1 hour lunch break)

Skill Level

Beginner - Intermediate


July 15 - July 19


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1 week


$580 $630

Use discount code EBSON1 to get an $80 discount for a special price of $550, available until January 31, 2024.

Bring a friend! If both friends register we'll provide a $25 referral discount to both families (issued as a refund after registration is complete)!

Sibling discount is now 5% of paid tuition per child and will be issued as a refund once registration is complete.

Topic - Current Events: This topic area includes a wide range of issues, including trade policy, geopolitics, regional instability, and healthcare, and domestic crises. During this session, students will focus on a specific currents events issue and the US or international response.

4:1 Student Teacher ratio

We've found that, especially for online coaching, having a small class size is absolutely critical for making sure that every student gets to speak - even our shy or more reluctant students! The 4:1 student teacher ratio also means that our instructors really get to know each child's strengths and weaknesses and provide targeted coaching throughout the week.

Private Coaching Built-In

The most effective teaching we do is in one-on-one coaching with students. These highly-focused sessions lead to immense growth in each student's capabilities, because they get immediate feedback on their volume, voice, and tone. Our schedule has been designed to emphasize one-on-one coaching, personal feedback, and lots of public speaking practice!

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