Speaking with Confidence programs - Primary School
Challenges faced by students
Numerous youngsters fear the possibility of talking before a gathering, or thinking outside the box. This fear and practice persists often unchallenged, long into adulthood.
We live in a world where children are often judged on how well they communicate and present themselves in schools and in online classes. While some kids take to it naturally, many children are faced with the fear of raising their hands in class due to the lack of confidence and fear of being judged negatively.
English may be someone’s first and native language, but despite learning the language from birth, not everyone is able to vocalise their thoughts cohesively and seamlessly, whether it is ready news in class, participating in school debates or applying for leadership roles at school. Perhaps they are so nervous that they may blank out!
Public speaking is a core part of our 4-in-1 Communication Classes, and activities can include reading out memorized poems and excerpts from novels.
Debating instills skills of impromptu speaking and negotiation tactics, helping your child be more receptive to another person’s point of view and encourages tolerance.
Drama develops body language skills and how to use your body to communicate what you are thinking, combining forms of communication like words, tone and body language.
In our creative writing activities, we develop students’ creativity and imagination, affecting how they communicate their ideas with anyone. We focus on comprehension, narrative structure, characters, among other topics.
Our programs are tailored to anyone regardless of language or experience. Learning and developing communication skills at an early age builds a strong foundation of self confidence and high self esteem. Benefits of the programs are:
- Overcome fear and shyness
- Develop social skills
- Gain self esteem & confidence
- Learn to inform and persuade
- Believe in themselves to become future leaders
- Better use of vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure
Our coaches are high achievers from Australian schools and universities with well developed communication skills and are role models for our young learners. They coach students for the school speaking and debating competitions and also for our annual ASCA, IMEB exams.
Our programs are aligned to the ASCA ‘syllabus of speaking and listening (The Australian Speech Communication Association Inc – affiliated with the English-Speaking Board (International) Ltd – is an organisation which promotes and helps the development of oral communication and listening skills in education, professional and social spheres.)
We believe every learner is different and has individual strengths and development needs, and so, the class size is kept small whether In-person or Online.