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ENGLISH SPEECH & DRAMA

Course Objective

To develop and foster children’s self-confidence, clarity in speech, imagination and creativity. Children will learn speech and drama skills through a variety of creative and fun activities. These skills will enable them to express themselves articulately and confidently.

Why learn Speech & Drama?

There are many reasons which motivate people of all ages and backgrounds to learn in speech and drama. Quite apart from the obvious reasons – coaching for auditions to enter drama school or to seek professional work – there are some which are, perhaps, less obvious.

The area of speech and drama training is very wide and can provide many useful skills for children with applications in all types of career and in business generally, as well as in the amateur or professional theatre. Some of these are outlined below:

Speech Training for Children

The gift of language is among the greatest that we have and, if we know how to use and appreciate it, is a very powerful tool, which will not only be of invaluable practical use, but also open up a beautiful and fascinating world of literature and dramatic art.
Children are, of course, introduced to reading and books early in their school career, if not before, but overcrowded classrooms and the increasing demands on the time of a schoolteacher of today means that he or she cannot hope to give enough individual attention to those who show a particular interest and/or aptitude for reading aloud or reciting from memory. In a world full of easily accessible instant entertainments offering little scope for creativity, the child who has a natural love of words and a drive to self-expression should be seized upon as a rare orchid and nurtured so that he or she does not miss out on the opportunity to gain a range of life-enhancing skills which could go a very long way towards a creatively filled childhood.
When we speak of “speech” training, this does not just mean what used to be called “elocution”, i.e, how to speak clearly and expressively (not how to “talk posh” or to change a regional dialect) in ordinary everyday communication, but also to appreciate and to interpret poetry and prose, both in reading for performance and reciting from memory.

Course Fees

$240 for per term of 12 sessions (Inclusive of course materials)