Special: - Public Speaking and Debate

Start Time: 
01:30 PM
End Time: 
02:50 PM
Location: 
TWHS Room 284

Public speaking is one of the most essential – and elusive – skills needed for future success. It has a place in courts, corporate boardrooms, concert halls, and everywhere in between. Yet, at the same time, it is an area many young people fail to develop, largely due to anxiety and inexperience. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches and participate in group discussion effectively. Students should also demonstrate the speaking, listening, and interpersonal skills necessary to be effective communicators in academic or workplace settings. Students will learn research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking.

Course will be primarily hands-on. Students will learn by doing. Each class will involve students speaking before small groups or the entire class. Homework will include monologues and composition assignments where students will be expected to produce their own short speeches. Depending on students interests, students may specialize in different areas of public speaking – drama and different types of debate. The course is open to students from middle school onward. The course is for grades 7 and above (adults are also welcome). It is not recommended for students under age 12 who are not yet proficient readers.

 

本课程着重有效表达、公众演讲、辩论、谈判技巧,目标在于帮助学生提高沟通能力,能在面谈、报告等场合中脱颖而出。课程有助于中高年级学生在美国学校的学习,以适应步入大学和走向社会的需要。成人学生也欢迎注册。

Teacher: 
cariemartin
Tuition: 
220.00