The key skills of oral literacy are founded in the art of public speaking and debating. These skills are an important component of our ability to communicate and particularly our ability to gain recognitionand respect for our ideas and opinions. They are also crucial as they are a central aspect to much of the way in which our society publicly deliberates.
By taking part in public speaking and debating, students will learn to develop not only their oral and written communication skills, but also their ability to research information and effectively present their ideas in a clear and logical manner. Through public speaking and debating, students learn vital teamwork skills and ultimately develop their own sense of confidence and proficiency in various facets of the English curriculum.
For our Debating and Public Speaking class, we have an option for our students to be working towards the (AMEB) (Australian Music Examinations Board) Junior Exam (age 6-12) and Senior Exam (age 13 and above).
Benefits of public speaking and debating for students:
- Develop their own sense of confidence.
- Improve their ability to easily assume leadership.
- Develop their listening, reading and writing skills.
- Improve their vocabulary and general speech fluency.
- Increase their opportunities for career advancement.
- Develop their ability to think critically.
- Polish their research techniques and organisational skills.