Overview

Communication is an invaluable 21st century skill and tool. Through proven techniques students will be taught how to overcome anxiety and how to speak publicly and express themselves clearly in debating in any given situation. Students are taught about poise, use of body and voice, public speaking,oral interpretation of literature.

This course is aimed at 13 to 15 year olds who would like to learn to communicate effectively and confidently and will give students the chance to practice their debate, writing and public speaking skills through a series of workshops and classes. Through a combination of activities, guest speakers and field trips, students will learn the basics of argumentation, rebuttal, public speaking, news reporting and speech writing. Each participant will be able to present their ideas in a confident and convincing manner.

Public Speaking & Debate course is suited for students interested in studying law, political science, economics, communications or journalism at a University level and those whom have an interest in learning debating skills.

Academic content

This course is taught primarily through workshops designed to give students first-hand experience in public speaking and debating. Positive feed-back through fellow students and through tutors will give you greater command and confidence in all given tasks.

Students will be taught and given techniques:

  • in fundamentals of effective oral delivery including body control, use of voice and diction, and analysis of audience
  • about the importance and 'art' of preparation in public speaking and debating
  • regarding the selection and arrangement of material and use of transitions and theoretical effects in making brief speeches to inform, persuade, or entertain
  • how to structure ideas and arguments in their speeches in a sustained, persuasive and sophisticated way and support them with precise and relevant examples

Students will also be taught how to read, discuss, and write about speeches in order to interpret and evaluate the impact of ambiguities, subtleties, contradictions, ironies, and incongruities in a text. They will analyse the way in which clarity of meaning is affected by the patterns of organization, hierarchical structures, repetition of the main ideas, syntax, and word choices in the text.

Workshops

Throughout the course students will be required to give at least seven formal speeches.  These speeches are designed to give students experience in a range of speaking situations.  Speech class is unlike many other classes in that it directly applies to students’ lives both now and in the future.

LITE Regal uses the Model UN to encourage Public Speaking and Debating. Please visit https://www.unausa.org/global-classrooms-model-un/how-to-participate/model-un-preparation/public-speaking

Students will be asked to join and participate in Model UN Conference. A current and worthwhile topic / policy will be chosen by the Chairman to be discussed eg:

A Safer World – Nucleaur Disarmarnament and Non Proliferation

A Fairer World – Securing Human Rights for All

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Students on model UN workshop

Public speaking is one of the most important skills students will use as a Model UN delegate. Students will need to convey their member state's positions, help build consensus and formulate resolutions. Usually, the length of time a delegate is allowed to speak is set by the conference organizers. Delegates can make a motion to increase or decrease the time allotted to each speaker. If another delegate seconds the motion, then the committee will vote on changing the speaker's time.

4.61 Average

18 Reviews

Shawn Dorrell

My son was here last summer. He enjoyed the Business Enterprise course and loved the different activities after class. Great welfare too. Accommodation was suitable, and food was OK. Overall, a good experience that helped him get through the first semester of college.

Posted 4 months ago

Kavya Vaishnavi

My daughter is very satisfied with this institute. She took the Sumer Intensive English Course. We are immigrants from India and I want her to be able to speak the language with confident. She loved the program and the tutors, I can tell now that she feels more secure when talking to others and her writting skills have improved as well.

Posted 4 months ago

Linda Durmish

The experience of a lifetime. I took the LAW SCHOOL PREPARATION SUMMER COURSE here in Lite Regal, mainly because I needed some help with my stage fright. It gives me a lot of anxiety just by talking in public, and as a future lawyer I need to overcome that; the tutors here in this institute gave me the real tools and made me feel more secure about myself, so I won't have any problems when I begin my career. From the students to the tutors, they all helped me a lot and I am grateful to them.

Posted 5 months ago

Sophie Tilmitt

I was home sick at first, but after a few days I made many friends - up to this day we still talk to each other... The staff were friendly, especially the activities leaders. Activities coordinators were the best, we had such a wonderful time learning and having fun on outdoors activities. I will never forget this experience at Lite Regal, best summer course ever.

Posted 5 months ago

Maria Beckstein

I did the Film Academy Summer Course, and I absolutely LOVED it. I got my hands on practical training in all aspects of film production, including camera work, lighting, script writing, editing. The tutors and lecturers are professionals in the Film Industry and they taught me a lot of things. I did the course in London and I got the chance to do a field excursion to the Warner Bros Studio Tour; experience was ace... Campus was great and I did a lot of friends. I would take the course again if I've got the chance.

Posted 5 months ago

Deborah Bligh

Great company providing a fantastic opportunity to learn in London or Cambridge. They offer a range of courses from GCSE's to University foundation courses and the teachers are fantastic. They are friendly, approachable and welcoming. A great experience all round.

Posted 6 months ago

James Cerrone

Couldn't ask for more. My son was impressed with this course, not only it was educational but also very cultural. He took the Global Leadership course, I guess he wants to be an entrepreneur just like his father. He learned so much, I know now he is ready for College. Thank you Lite Regal.

Posted 6 months ago

Adam Parke

It's an inspirational place for anyone that takes the leap. Developed so many skills and met new friends and would love to go back. There is also cultural excursions to so many amazing places. Would recommend it to anyone.

Posted 6 months ago

Antonietta Castillo

Nice institute. I attended the Creative Writing course last summer, 2 weeks in London. Good instructors, the people were nice and you learn a lot. I give it 4 star because the food was OK and the wifi sometimes was a little slow, but other than that I was a great experience.

Posted 6 months ago

Sophie Barnett

I really enjoyed this course. I like to say how much I have enjoyed this course. It has been incredibly enlightening and educational, but it has also been very enjoyable. Thank you.

Posted 6 months ago

Lorena Kolkowsky

My daughter took the 4 week Medicine course in London. Her dream has always been being a world famous M.D., but before she started applying for the long career, I wanted her to be inspired and to see if that was her truly vocation... She LOVED the course here at Lite Regal Education, she always tell me that thanks to this institute she rested assured that she was following the right track. I am greatly grateful with this institute, they did their best in providing my daughter with the tools so she could finally make up her mind.

Posted 6 months ago

Lily Buranasin

The school is friendly and there are lots of activitys'. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn but also enjoy learning. I applied for 6 summer schools, but out of every single one this was my first choose for so many reasons. The wifi was dropping in the evening on few occasions. When I complained about the wifi they told me that the router was far away from the room. But luckily they gave my me a better room.

Posted 6 months ago

Rafael Matheus

I remember having a great time last summer attending the 4 weeks course in Cambridge. It was a marvelous experience. I attended the course for Engineering Preparation, very complete and inspirational. The staff are talented people and the students I met there were amazing, it was educational but fun at the same time. I certainly hope this course will help me with my application to the University of Cambridge.

Posted 6 months ago

Vanessa Whitaker

I am very happy with Lite Regal. The course was friendly informative and challenging without being beyond my capabilities. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Thank you. Vanessa

Posted 6 months ago

Steven Brown

Absolutely Fantastic I can't speak highly enough of everyone concerned. I recommend 110%

Posted 6 months ago

Ly Lau

Fab service and staff. 5/5 would recommend. Thank you for the experience!

Posted 6 months ago

masa latkovic

My daughter was in school in English. It was great . Everything is professional. I would recommend to all parents of this school. Supervisor-thank you very much for everything!

Posted 6 months ago