What is the course about?
This Saturday course will help you to learn techniques and develop skills which will boost your confidence for all types of situations when you have to say a few words in public. This course will be delivered online.
This is a live online course. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Planning a speech.
How to consider the audience.
Sight reading skills.
The difference between formal and informal speaking
The use of debating techniques.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Plan and deliver a prepared speech with clarity and confidence.
Demonstrate the basic skills necessary to communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
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?
Group work, work in pairs, practical demonstrations, individual feedback.
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?
Pen and paper.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Communicating At Work: Meetings; Presentations; Interviews.
Presenting On The Spot.
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.