First let me say that I am passionate about clear speech. I truly believe that it is one of the most important skills we can teach not only our children but any adult who has social anxiety.
I have been teaching children (and adults) how to speak clearly since 1994 and I have entered hundreds of pupils for exams in spoken English, speaking verse and prose, interview technique, acting, Shakespeare, reading aloud for performance and public speaking to name a few.
I am qualified to the highest level - Fellowship, and I have written for magazines world wide and also taught people from over 30 countries.
This course teaches you how to teach mainly young children to speak with more confidence and clarity. With this knowledge you could start lessons up yourself either in your own home, or a local hall. I have created the lesson plans so that the parents stay with the children, this makes it less stressful for you and the parent can then practise with the child at home. However you may find that you would like to teach these sessions at a playschool, nursery or child daycare centre and that is possible as well.
You may already be a teacher or teaching assistant and these lesson plans and the knowledge learned in this course will help make you a much better teacher.
Downloads included with this course:
Training Manual - ebook
Lesson plans (for young children) for the first year, 35 lessons to be split over 3 terms.
22 pictures to be used with the lesson plans.
Lesson plans (for older children) - 9 lessons.
A list of 40 topics suitable for giving a talk
Speak Up Syllabus
Poems which can be used - copyright free, with children
Questions to be answered at the end of each module, to qualify for the 'Speak Up Academy' certificate 75% pass rate is needed in each module. You can however do the course without the modules and you will receive a certificate of completion from Udemy but NOT one from the Speak Up Academy..
Basic ideas of how to set up, run the sessions and how to enrol pupils
Details of the course
This course starts by teaching you the technicalities of speaking well, articulation, vowel sounds, consonant sounds. This is followed by the methods used for expressive speech, pace, power, pausing, pitch, inflection and stress. Breathing for speaking is then covered in module 8.
There is a section that explains how to judge an elocution contest or how to examine/assess your pupils. There are also a couple of ideas for certificates to give to your pupils.
We go through the lesson plans and I explain how to teach the different topics covered in the lessons and how to run the lessons.
At the end of the the first 9 modules you will find downloaded as a resourse the questions connected with that module. Most of the answers can be found in the module but some of the questions will require you to take the knowledge you have learnt and use it to form your own opinions and answers.
There is a facebook group for this course where you can share ideas and help other students taking this course.
If you would like the Speak Up Academy certificate please make sure that you answer the module questions.
30 Day no questions asked money back guarantee.
This course does not qualify you to become a speech therapist or a speech language pathologist although it does touch briefly on some of the same topics.