• Speak Up Make Your Point
    Speak Up Make Your Point - For ages 10 - 13

2021 Winter Semester Update

Join us ONLINE in Winter 2021!

Online speech and drama classes were a great success in Spring/Fall 2020 and we are excited to offer a full roster of speech and drama group classes online again in Winter 2021.

Confidence, creativity and communication are centre stage in our classes and effective speaking skills have never been more important.

Come SPEAK with us in the new year! Registration for Winter classes opens November 23rd!

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 Orr, Cheryl Vandergraaf, Elizabet Rajchel, Arlene Irwin

Registration for returning students begins November 16th. For students new to the Speech Arts Programs registration opens on November 23rd.

Course CRN Instructor Day Date Time Room Fee
Speak Up Make Your Point (10-11 yrs) 30056 Arlene Wednesday Feb. 3 - May 5 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Online $280
Speak Up Make Your Point (10-11 yrs) 30052 Arlene Saturday Feb. 6 - May 15 10 - 11 a.m. Online $280
Speak Up Make Your Point (10-11 yrs) 30038 Jennifer Saturday Feb. 7 - May 15 11:30 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m. Online $280
Speak Up Make Your Point (12 - 13 yrs) 30094 Arlene Saturday Feb. 6 - May 15 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Online $280


For new students, you will need to create a log in ID and PIN

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


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