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HT WORLD DEBATE SOCIETY

CANADA | SINGAPORE | HONG KONG | USA | UK | TAIWAN| MALAYSIA | VIETNAM

Overview

HT World Debate Society is a global platform for Young Scholars to spark new ideas, get inspired by industry experts, Scholars and 5-star speakers, engage with peers living thousands of miles away, build up the skills and confidence for expressing well-articulated thoughts, polish their portfolio with extraordinary opportunities - through the means of debating and public speaking. 

This Society offers exclusive resources including Programs, Tournaments and Championships, Seminars, Study Abroad Admissions Support & Interview Skills, Networking Opportunities and many more for HT students around the world. 

Mentorship Support

HT Spirit means mentorship and passing on the torch from one generation to the next. These exceptional HT Alums are 2021-2022's Vice Presidents of HTWDS. They have grown under the wings of HT in the past 16 years and are now ready to share their experience and inspire all future HTWDS members!

Kirsten Li
UCL, Psychology

Chrisabel Sum
UBC, Psychology

Andrew Huen
Columbia U, Neuroscience

Damien Kwan
UBC, Theatre/Film

Michael Yan
QMUL, Geography

Huey Hou
KCL, Nutrition

Championship

HT World Debate Society connects 8 regions around the world for Young Scholars to exchange ideas, inspire and learn from each other. Tournaments, joint sessions and conferences between teams will be held every regularly. Members with highest individual scores reach the Tournament of Champions in the USA.

​Tournament of 
​Champions

Semi Finals &
​Training

Round Robin
For All ​Teams 

Team Training, Workshops

Revival & Int'l Conferences
 


​July 2022
United States


Sep - Oct 2021
Online


​May - June 
Online


Apr - May
Online


Nov - Mar
Online

Network of Teams

​Malaysia

U.S.A.

Taiwan

Canada

Hong Kong

Singapore

Vietnam

U.K.

Opportunities 

Previous Guest Speakers :

Dr Ford

Prof. Marchetti
Mr Stephen
Ms Ilana
Ms Hayley

Ms Isobel

Ms Regina
Mr Ian
Mr Garry

Ms Janette
​Ms Leonie

HKU Faculty of Arts

HKU Faculty of Arts
Barrister in Law
Harvard Business School
CUHK Faculty of Law

Oxford U Faculty of Law

HK Sports Institute
Bank of America
King's College London

TV Commercial Director

MBA from NCL UK

      and many more...

Curriculum & Levels

HT Debate Programs' Curriculum & Evaluation Framework is designed by Dr K. Moyse - University Professor (Research focus on Children's Health & Development), Psychologist, Published Book Author, International Conference Speaker and Debate Coach. 

Novice Team (Age 8+)

Intermediate Team (Age 11+)

Pre College Team (Age 16+)

Goals

The main focus of HT Curriculum is for students to articulate their ideas through the process of debating, instead of getting familiar with multiple debate formats. We set our sight on students' achieving long term goals and honing life skills rather than drilling them solely for a spot on the debate team. Each class comes with a new theme to match with theories and concepts, and students get actual practice.

Structure

Lecture & Theory (15%)

Topic Intro & Discuss (15%)

Research & Team Prep (30%)

Debate & Feedback (40%)

Focuses

Logic & Reasoning

Articulation & Eloquence

Knowledge & Content

Organisation & Team Work

Join the Society

There are numerous ways to be a part of the HT World Debate Society. Contact us to find out more if you about our coming events, sign up for a membership, schedule a lesson etc.