Intermediate Public Speaking (ages 10 to 15)
What is Intermediate Public Speaking?
In Intermediate Public Speaking, students develop their speech through the lens of their own culture and identity. Students are challenged to create speeches that affect the audience emotionally and intellectually. By engaging their critical thinking, students will learn how to build an organized speech with a variety of organizational styles as well as visual aids. By the end of this level, students will become a confident and affectionate speaker and listener.
What specific skills is my child going to learn?
Developed by professional actors and drama educators, our intermediate public speaking course is 20-week long, once a week, 75 minute per class.
Students will engage in a series of exercises and coaching sessions where they will be evaluated in 3 formative assessments with incremental difficulties. The purpose of the formative assessments is to provide the students and parents feedback on the kid's learning progress so that they can improve on their weakness over the span of 5 months.
At the end of the course, they will engage in a meaning debate in front of an invited audience.
Here are some examples of the public speaking techniques covered in the course:
Cause and effect organizational style
Speech preparation (S.M.A.R.T)
Crafting a thesis