The purpose of this class is to break down the barriers to speaking in front of others through a variety of structured activities that build baseline fundamental logical and rhetorical skills in addition to practicing speaking in a public setting. Students will learn and practice critical academic and professional skills, including logical thinking and argumentative structure - which directly mimic the academic and professional writing process. Students also learn to choose topics, establish captivating introductions, organize speech content, and deliver compelling conclusions. Emphasis is placed on the classic rhetorical triangle of pathos, ethos, and logos with significant discussion on modern interpretations and delivery. This class is sensitive to cultural nuances and varying levels of English language mastery; therefore, it is appropriate for all students with the desire to better their public speaking skills. By building superior speaking skills, students will prepare to excel in school, attain their dream jobs, defend their beliefs and values, and become leaders in their schools and communities.
Classes will be held from 6/11/2021 through 7/30/2021 (8 Total Classes).
Morning Classes will be on Fridays 10:00 AM-12:00 PM PST.
Afternoon Classes will be on Fridays 2:00 PM-4:00 PM PST.
Please choose either morning or afternoon classes to attend.