What is the course about?
Are you finding speaking in some workplace situations challenging? On this course you will work on ways to manage your stammering and on strengthening your skills so that you can communicate more assertively, clearly and confidently at work.
What will we cover?
Students will identify concerns related to stammering which adversely affect their effectiveness in the workplace and find ways to address these. There will be opportunities to practise giving presentations and speaking in meetings and to receive supportive and constructive feedback. Ways of communicating professionally and assertively will be reviewed and practised.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
1. Manage stammering in the workplace more confidently.
2. Communicate effectively in presentations, interviews and meetings.
3. Identify and practise key assertiveness skills.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is for people who stammer and who've ideally done some kind of speech work. It may be you've done a
course at City Lit or a different kind of course. This course can still be relevant to you, regardless of the type of
speech work you've completed so far. To access the course you will need to have an adequate level of English to:
- Express your opinions and feelings
- Follow discussions and make relevant contributions
- Make use of handouts with some assistance if necessary
Before joining the class you will need to speak to one of the Speech Therapy team.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
A variety of teaching methods will be used including: discussion, working in pairs/small groups, self exploration,
demonstration, video feedback and practical exercises/role play. Handouts will be provided.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can do a Stage 1 evening course or one of our intensive courses if you haven't attended one previously.
Alternatively you can do any of our Stage 2 courses including topic-based workshops.