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Debate your way to a dream future!

 

Why debating?

  • a ticket to the world-class universities

  • a practical training of academic and leadership skills

  • builds outstanding public speaking  and communication habits

  • opportunity to compete with the best students from 6 continents

  • a wonderful way to boost your English and make new friends

  • creates confident, global-minded and critical citizens

Debate your way to a dream future!

Debating is not only one of the most prestigious activities at the top universities (e.g. Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, LSE), but also an essential skill for the career. 

Learn how to use debating in your personal statement or CV to boost your application.

Think and Speak Academy brings debate training to an entirely new level.

It is designed to give visible, tangible results to beginners as well as experienced debaters much faster than the alternative programs.

 
 
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About us

Think and Speak Academy transforms good students into great people. We believe that every person can skyrocket their talent and potential with debate training. The secret lies in the best Polish and World trainers, individual measurement of success and stimulating environment of mindlike ambitious pupils.

How do we know we can deliver?

Achievements

Our coaches and their teams are:

 

        Polish Schools Debating Champions 2018

 

        Polish Representation for the World Schools Championships

         TOP 10 and The Best Speakers of Polish Schools Debating Championships

 

         Semifinals of World Universities Debating Championships (EFL), 50+ international breaks

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  • Practice-focused sessions with video recordings and the ready-to-use summaries

  • Polish and English groups of different levels, time and locations

  • Comprehensive development:  ​​​​

    • personalized progress and success reports

    • a weekly selection of key readings from world press and research with exercises

    • monthly Q&A with the debating champions, graduates, and professionals who used debating skills for their benefit

See also other programs for ambitious youth from science, humanities and art.

How do we do it?

Our trainers are internationally awarded speakers, judges and coaches:

UK

Westminster School - Debate Coach

Harrow School - Debate Coach

City of London School - Debate Coach

Latymer Upper School - Debate Coach

English Speaking Union Academy - Debate Coach

Saint Paul's Girls' School- Debate Coach

Steward Headlam Primary School - Debate Coach

Sir William Burrough Primary School - Debate Coach

 

London Open - Best ESL team (a speaker)

Oxford IV - Advanced to Semifinals (a speaker)

LSE Schools - Chief Adjudicator 

Warwik IV - Chief Adjudicator

KCL Pro-Am - Chief Adjudicator

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Dear students and parents, 

 

Preparing for the future has never been more difficult. The world is increasingly volatile, uncertain and complex. Moreover, the access and the competition to the best universities and jobs is tougher than ever. For example, almost all Cambridge applicants are predicted top grades, so being smart and knowledgeable is not enough or success neither in academia nor in professional life. At the same time the social and soft skills are in decline. But whatever the talent or area you are going to follow, if you want to stand out and lead, you need to be heard and listened. What to do? How to make sure that you fulfill your potential? And obviously, how to prepare for the future not just as a worker, but also as a human, citizen and changemaker?

 

Our experience from working with the thousands of most talented and ambitious kids in Europe says one thing: Debating is your opportunity.

 

Debaters achieve better exam results, are more likely to study abroad and become a PhD, they go through interviews with ease and are more critical, active and creative in an academic class. Professionally they are great team players and leaders. 

 

All our staff believes the same. Debating has the power to transform good students into great people. I hope you will become one of them.

Radosław Czekan

Founder and the Chief Trainer

Semifinalist of the World Universities Debating Championships 2016

 

Contact

If you are convinced,

please book your place in the Academia for the next semester.

Our staff will contact you to inform you about the next steps.

If you would like to talk

about our offer, programme and how you can benefit out of it,

please feel free to contact our Chief Coach anytime:

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