Public Speaking for Teens
This class will help students learn about the importance of good communication through public speaking. Sarah enjoys making the class fun for beginning or reluctant speakers with lively games, speaking activities and interview skills. Those interested in speech competition or oratory competitions will have opportunities to practice and refine their skills. Students will learn about Platform Speeches, Interpretive Speeches and Impromptu Speaking. Students will learn how to choose a good topic, how to connect with their audience, and how to include effective movement and gestures in their presentations. They will understand how to distinguish characters, portray a setting, set a stage, and block an interpretive speech. By the end of the class, your student will have prepared and practiced at least two types of speeches and be ready for tournament season should they choose to participate in competition. Participating in a speech tournament will be encouraged but is not required. Students will also be encouraged to consider other speech opportunities, including competing in oratory competitions for scholarship. Parent involvement is expected.
Public Speaking class will meet from 2:30 – 3:50 on Monday afternoons.
Classes begin on September 18 and end December 4 (12 weeks)
$70 per student – if paid BY September 1 (There is a family discount of $10 per additional student)
$80 per student – if paid AFTER September 1
$10 facility fee
This class is taught by Sarah Aldrich with speech practice coordinated by Kristine Aldrich.
Fill out the Registration form and mail it along with payment to the address listed.
Questions about Speech Class for 2017-2018 may be directed to: