Grade/Age Level: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th,
Jan. 15, 14-Apr. 23, 2014—We
Period: Session 2 ; 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: St. Michael
Instructor(s): Mrs. Diane Windingland
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In numerous studies of CEO’s and employers, the ability to communicate is cited as the number one job skill. In this year-long Introduction to Communication and Speech, students will develop this critical skill by learning to organize their thoughts in prepared and impromptu presentations, by using effective delivery techniques (eye contact, body language, vocal variety) and by practicing interpersonal communication skills. Every student will speak in every session–some giving prepared speeches, some giving impromptu speeches and some evaluating speeches. Every student also will have the opportunity to give a personal testimony of faith or values..
Skills: Effective listening, critical thinking, organization of ideas, controlling nervousness, techniques of persuasion and influence, conflict resolution, impromptu speaking, storytelling, using logic and emotion to engage and persuade, time management, delivery techniques, providing helpful feedback to others.
Tutor: Diane Windingland
Length: Year Long
Level: 8th – 12th Grade
Tuition: $185 per semester plus a $15 supply fee
Class Size: Minimum 6 students. Maximum 20 students.
Text: The instructor will provide a textbook and index cards
Homework: 1-2 hours per week. Homework will include researching supporting points, writing speeches and practicing.