What is the course about?
Improving vocal skills for business and professional people by creating spontaneity and confidence in vocal expression and with attention to articulation. This course is not for non-native speakers, who should enrol onto Pronunciation and Self - Presentation for Speakers of Other Languages.
This is a live online face-to-face course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The physicalisation of sound and words.
Clarity of articulation.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Use your voice as an expression of yourself.
Demonstrate confidence in your ability to communicate through the voice.
Express the physical power and beauty of language.
Maintain vocal confidence when faced with new and/or challenging situations.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Beginners. It is for students whose first language is English. Speakers of other languages should enrol on Pronunciation and Self-Presentation.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently.
• Communicate in group situations.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Read and respond to a range of texts.
• Take course notes for your own use.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Individual practical work. Work in pairs/small groups/large group. Theoretical input will be minimal and fed into practical sessions. You will need to prepare some exercises between classes.
As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please read around the subject of voice work before you join the course. Please bring a notebook and pen to the class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Public Speaking; Clear Speech; Making Your Voice Heard; Voice Technique.
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.