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Debate Development Initiative 4th Cycle Now Open!

Written by DA(S) Admin on .

We are proud to announce that applications for our Debate Development Initiative (DDI) is open!

Now in its 4th cycle, the DDI is a 15-week training programme focused on training debaters in a wide range of advanced debate topics, techniques and formats. It is open to Upper Secondary school students (as of 2015) with at least moderate debating experience, a humble learning attitude, and a passion for oratory.

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Designed to complement the training programmes of various secondary schools, the DDI will  provide students with:

-          Exposure to advanced content (e.g. international relations, economics) through topical lectures by established local and international debaters;

-          Further development in argumentative and critical thinking skills through weekly training sessions; 

-          Exposure to alternative debate formats used at more senior levels, such as the British Parliamentary debate format, to encourage flexibility in argumentation and style; 

-          A sense of community by bringing together like-minded students from secondary schools across the circuit.


Priority will be accorded to students without access to extensive debate resources / strong alumni support, so students from Division II and Division III secondary schools are strongly encouraged to apply. Registration fees are S$125/- per participant to help cover costs, but assistance is available for needy students.

More information on the DDI can be found in the brochure and FAQ.

Interested students may apply for the DDI via the downloading and filling up the linked form and emailing completed applications to The deadline for applications is 15th April 2015, 2359hrs, but early applications are recommended.

For further queries, please email DA(S) Vice-President Lucas Li at or the Director (DDI) Valeri Inting at

DDI 2015 FAQ, Brochure and Application Form Pack

Contact Info

Debate Association (Singapore)