3:50PM - 5:50pm
5th February - 8th April
This program, which changes from term to term, helps students develop their presentation skills in a range of different speaking styles.
This program is recommended for all Year 2 students and advanced Year 1 students.
Ensure students have ample chances to practice speaking and receive constructive feedback in a welcoming setting.
Infuse each session with fresh theoretical knowledge about public speaking.
Help students discover the joy and excitement public speaking can offer!
Bookings for Term#1 2024 are now open!
The focus of each Lions program changes every term, with the same stream running across all our venues (and online):
Term #1 runs from early February to mid-April each year.
When we get up to speak in front of audiences, we may want to teach them something new or entertain them – and both of these are essential purposes for many speeches. However, most commonly, we’re getting up to speak because we want audiences to think, feel or act differently – we want to persuade them of something.
Our Term #1 Lions program places the focus squarely on these types of persuasive speeches. Whilst students will likely have already covered basic persuasive speech structure in our Cubs, Leopards or Tabby Cats programs, this focus of the Lions program takes this type of speech to the next level. Students learn how they can use various techniques – from chain words to hyperboles – to help make their speeches sound much more persuasive. Students also have plenty of opportunities to apply these techniques across a range of different types of persuasive speeches, from advertising to elections!
After completing the Persuasive Speeches program, students should:
Our Presentation Skills Lions program is a mixed-experience program designed for students who have either developed abstract thought (which occurs around Year 2) or are otherwise experienced speakers already.
It is tailored for:
That said, if you’re not sure whether your child will handle the two-hour session length, we also run the more straightforward Speaking Skills Cubs program for Year 1 – 2 students as well.
Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss what’s best for your child, or check out our video below to see how our term program progressions work!
Revision of Fundamental Concepts
The program starts with a succinct (but important) revision of essential concepts, including audience engagement and speech structure. This helps to set students up for the rest of the program and ensures that everyone starts on a similar level.
Persuasive Speech Fundamentals
After going through the basics, the next couple of sessions look at how to craft and structure a persuasive speech by utilising students’ intuitive thoughts and combining them with a variety of persuasive techniques! These concepts are reinforced by consistent practice and constructive feedback through a range of activities over the course of the term.
Practice Speeches and Interactive Activities
The remainder of the program guides students through a range of concepts and interactive activities which are specifically designed to improve their persuasive skills as well as improving their presentation skills. Each of these sessions includes multiple chances to practice, allowing students to apply what they’ve learned in a range of novel and exciting ways!
The term ends with a parent presentation – an opportunity for students to present to an adult audience. Parent presentations are not only a great way to help students develop their confidence, but also represent an opportunity to showcase what they’ve learned. Students generally spend the last couple of sessions preparing and practising their speeches for the presentation.
We have a specially designed term program that is recommended for most students in Year 1 – our Presentation Skills Leopards program, which similarly goes through a range of essential public speaking skills tailored towards students of that age group.
That said, if your Year 1 child has experience in public speaking or is particularly advanced for their age, they would be more than welcome to join the Lions program!
If you’d like to discuss your child’s specific circumstances, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
At Speaking Schools, we understand the unique potential of Kindy students and have created two programs tailored just for them:
We only offer these courses face-to-face so that our littlest learners get all the guidance they need from our experienced tutors.
Additionally, due to literacy requirements for our Year 1 & 2 programs like Cubs, Leopards, Lions, Tabby Cats and Tigers, we only allow students who can read and write to enrol – we want everyone to feel confident about unleashing their inner speaker without fear, so it is crucial that no one feel self-conscious about their literacy abilities!
My child has attended public speaking classes with Speaking School Australasia for two terms, and we are very satisfied with the results.
The lessons are high quality, and the coaches are very experienced. Every term the lessons are booked out very soon.
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Online session of sydney speaking school is very flexible and this has helped to increase my daughter's speaking skills. She loved all the session and was able to learn to use actions and eye contact while speaking. I do strongly recommend for the beginners. Thanks
After our Term #4 programs...
of Year 1 - 2 students surveyed enjoyed attending the program
of Year 1 - 2 students surveyed felt more confident
of Year 1 - 2 students surveyed saw their speaking manner develop
of Year 1 - 2 students surveyed noticed their overall speaking skills improve