• Close up of a microphone in front of a crowd.
    Speak Up Make Your Point
    For ages 10 - 13

2022 Winter Semester Update

Winter Semester 2022 Update

In-person delivery of MRU Conservatory Speech and Drama group classes resumes February 1!

We are committed to our students' health and safety and have numerous protocols, including distancing, masking, sanitizing, temperature checks, and modifications to our activities, in place for our group classes.  Current protocols at MRU include mandatory masking and proof of vaccination.   Please visit MRU Conservatory Covid Updates and Resources for current information. We are grateful for the ongoing support and enthusiasm of our students and their parents! 

Your dedication allowed us to conquer the challenges of the last two years – we couldn’t have done it without you, and we can’t wait so see you in person in February!

 

Take command of your voice and communicate with confidence and style! Speak Up Your Point inspires you to explore the power and range of your voice and gives you the tools to shape your ideas into vivid and effective presentations.

Hesitant and confident speakers alike will thrive in the safe, fun learning environment, and enjoy solo and collaborative learning and presentation opportunities.

Your ideas will be front and centre as you learn to outline and structure arguments, shape and embellish narratives, harnessing creativity and logic to create original stories and speeches that will captivate and engage your audience.

  • learn to develop speech topics and organize ideas using outline format
  • employ description, elaboration and commentary in original narrative
  • use simple narrative structure to shape presentations
  • develop a powerful and expressive voice
  • speak with meaning, confidence and purpose
  • explore tools to control nervousness and connect with your audience
  • analyze and deliver examples of great oratory and literature
  • appreciate the power of language to impact a listener and enrich communication
  • develop active listening and conversation skills.

Whether you attend for one or multiple semesters, you will find the lessons rewarding and come away with a tool kit that will serve you in everyday life, academic situations, and even when seeking future employment.

This program is designed for:

  • Young people who wish to improve their speech communication skills
  • Students with no previous experience in speech and drama
  • Students that have participated in foundational Speech Arts and Drama group-class programs such as Act Up Speak Out

There is no pre-requisite for this class. Speak Up Make Your Point is appropriate for students with no previous experience in the speech and drama program or those wishing to build on an established foundation of skills. It is a good follow up to the Act Up Speak Out program.

Students enter the classes based on age, regardless of previous experience. This is not a leveled course: students may choose to take one semester, enroll continuously over a period of a year or two, or enroll with gaps over multiple semesters.

Classes are offered for students ages 10 - 11, and 12 - 13 years.

Instructors: Jennifer OrrCheryl VandergraafElizabet Rajchel, Arlene Irwin

Winter Semester registration for returning students begins November 22, 2021.

Public registration for the Winter Semester opens Monday, December 6, 2021.

 

Course CRN Instructor Day Date Time Room Fee
Speak Up Make Your Point (10 – 11 yrs) 90518 Arlene Saturday Sep. 18 - Dec. 11 10 - 11 a.m. EA1070 $280
Speak Up Make Your Point (10 – 11 yrs) 90520 Orr Saturday Sep. 18 - Dec. 11 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EA1067 $280
Speak Up Make Your Point (10 – 11 yrs) 90523 Arlene Wednesday Sep. 29 - Dec. 15 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. EA1070 $280
Speak Up Make Your Point (12 – 13 yrs) 90519 Arlene Saturday Sep. 18 - Dec. 11 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EA1070 $280
Speak Up Make Your Point (12 - 13 yrs) 90521 Arlene Wednesday Sep. 29 - Dec. 15 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EA1070 $280
Speak Up Make Your Point  (12 - 13 yrs) 90522 Elizabet Thursday  Sep. 23 - Dec. 16 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EA1068 $280
Speak Up Make Your Point (10 – 11 yrs) 30019 Arlene  Wednesday  Feb. 2 - May 4 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. EA1070 $280
Speak Up Make Your Point (10 - 11 yrs) 30021 Arlene  Saturday  Feb. 5 - May 14 10 - 11 a.m. EA1070 $280
Speak Up Make Your Pont (10 - 11 yrs) 30010 Jennifer  Saturday Feb. 5 - May 14 11:30 - 12:30 p.m EA1067 $280
Speak Up Make Your Point (12 - 13 yrs) 30489 Arlene  Wednesday Feb. 2 - May 4 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EA1070 $280
Speak Up Make Your Point (12 - 13 yrs) 30490 Elizabet Thursday Feb. 3 - May 12 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EA1068 $280
Speak Up Make Your Point ( 12-13 yrs)  30028 Arlene  Saturday  Feb. 5 - May 14 11 - 12 p.m. EA1070 $280

 

 


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For existing students, you can log in directly through the "Register Now" button. 

 

 

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