GREAT DEBATERS

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Open to ages 12 and above, Blu­bricks de­bate fa­cil­i­ta­tors teach cru­cial skills in per­sua­sion, crit­i­cal think­ing and public speaking, en­cour­ag­ing stu­dents to en­gage in a less con­fronta­tional and more ev­i­dencedriven stance when at the podium. Young debaters will learn to keep their fo­cus on the facts with­out get­ting lost in the frenzy of skewed ar­gu­ments – a skill that will prove valu­able in the work­place later on. Classes are ev­ery Satur­day from 5pm to 7pm.

THE NEW LIT­ER­ACY

Ki­docode is con­vinced that no one is too young to start cod­ing. Cater­ing for ages six and older, Ki­docode pro­vides a non-threat­en­ing learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment that’s flex­i­ble to dif­fer­ent stu­dents’ ca­pa­bil­i­ties, in­tro­duc­ing young­sters to widely-used pro­gram­ming lan­guages like Python, Javascript and CSS along­side mod­ules of math­e­mat­ics, elec­tron­ics, mo­bile app de­vel­op­ment and web de­vel­op­ment. Stu­dents need to ful­fill 50 hours of cod­ing in ei­ther one month or three months, de­pend­ing on the sched­ule they choose. Ki­docode op­er­ates on the be­lief that cod­ing is the ‘new lit­er­acy’, which is a skill ev­ery child should ac­quire.

DIY GUI­TARS IN 14 DAYS

Gui­tar lessons? Not quite. If your teens are up for the chal­lenge of learn­ing to make a qual­ity gui­tar in two weeks, check out Jef­frey Yong’s gui­tar work­shop at Pan­dan In­dah In­dus­trial Park. Yong, world-renowned luthier and founder of the Gui­tar In­sti­tute of Malaysia, is of­fer­ing gui­tar-mak­ing classes to stu­dents who have no prior gui­tar-mak­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Daily classes are from 9.30am to 6pm on Mon­days to Satur­days only. Al­ter­na­tively, stu­dents can choose the part-time op­tion of at­tend­ing classes once or twice a week. There’s even a sep­a­rate op­por­tu­nity for ap­pren­tice­ship un­der Yong him­self for those who as­pire to be­come es­tab­lished luthiers.

Ki­docode L-2-3A, So­laris Mont Kiara, Jalan So­laris Off Jalan Duta Kiara, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-6411 0968 Blu­bricks 2A-3, PJU 5/17, Dataran Sun­way Kota Da­mansara Petal­ing Jaya Tel: 012-370 9220 Jef­frey Yong Gui­tars 32, Jalan 3, Pan­dan In­dah In­dus­trial Park Kuala Lumpur Tel: 012-671 4841

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