Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the focus of your public speaking program?
Our public speaking program aims to unleash children's hidden potential by providing them with a platform to shine onstage.
Our public speaking classes are following Trinity College London assessment whereby students may opt to sit for the examination. We also apply play-based teaching methods in our class as we believe children learn best when they have fun.
Our classes cater to ages 7-9, 10-12 and 13-16. We are going by terms and each term consists of 12 weeks/3 months.
How does your public speaking program work?
Our public speaking program consists of 3 major components.
1.Practical (Compulsory) - Weekly Classes
- Serve as a speaking platform for them to deliver their weekly speech.
- Under our leading coach's guidance, we will give the child a topic for them to present.
- Students are grouped according to their age group of 7-9, 10-12, or 13-16.
2.Theory - Private Coaching
- Each term will have 5 theory lessons to complete.
- Your child may join the 15-minute private coaching session via Zoom according to the given schedule.
3.E-Learning - Google Classroom Assignments
- This is where your child will be given 12 systematic modules of basic public speaking via our e-learning platform.
- They should complete within 2 terms (about 6 months, depending on your child's progress).
- They are encouraged to submit a video assignment once every 2 weeks, where our coach will also provide a written evaluation for your child.
In short, ideally your child will be delivering about 6 speeches with at least an extra 1-2-1 session per month to sharpen up their knowledge on public speaking theory.
In our public speaking program, we encourage them to deliver as many speeches as possible as we firmly believe that the more they deliver their speeches, the better they are.
How long is your program?
Our program is continuous. We evaluate the success of our students based on a long term basis because we believe the art of public speaking cannot be mastered completely in a very short amount of time. From experience, students may start showing positive changes after joining our classes for two terms or in the span of 6 months. In this developing period, our students will gradually be better in speaking as well as their confidence level.
What are they learning in your weekly class?
In our public speaking class, we follow a pre-planned structure which consists of 8 agendas as a whole. For example, in one of the agendas called "Theme of the Day", the students will discuss current issues of the world and they are required to create a short speech, either individually or as a group. Then, the students will also have a section where they will present their speech to the whole class. Additionally, among this agenda, the students will learn in a play-based environment where our coaches will conduct mind-challenging games while they learn the lesson that day.
What are the coaches’ qualifications?
All our coaches are highly qualified from backgrounds such as TESL and English Lit. They have great command of the language and are very fluent in their speeches. Besides, some of them acquired Toastmasters qualifications and even joined the World's Scholars Cup.
What is your syllabus?
Currently, we are closely following the Trinity College London assessments, which are Speech Communication Arts (SCA) and Communication Skills. These assessments have specific levels and the coaches will evaluate every student in our program. We do not follow the syllabus because we come up with our own workbook that is compliance to the Trinity College London assessments. Furthermore, the assessments are certified in the UK and we have been working closely with the representatives of Trinity College London here in Malaysia. Not only that, occasionally, we also send our students to quarterly international assessments.
How many students are in a class?
We have a small group size with a ratio of 1 coach to 6 students in a class that allows the coach to guide every student adequately and equally.
Is there any event that allows the students to showcase their public speaking skills?
Yes, absolutely. Every 4 to 5 months, we strive to conduct a premium showcase with a collaboration with a third party sponsor. Furthermore, we organise a number of events such as mini showcases, competitions and speech contests. The events allow every single student to speak on stage and they most likely happen in a public place setting like auditorium and shopping mall or other venue that is deemed suitable by our team. Students are encouraged to be exposed to as many public speaking events as possible to strengthen their confidence as well as experience.
How soon can I enrol my child in the program?
We are practising a batchless system where we count by the number of classes your child has attended. There is a distinctive and independent topic in each weekly class, hence students won’t have to go through the earlier topic to be able to follow the later topic. Therefore, students don’t need to start from the beginning of the year and they can start their class with us at any time.
Do you have any programmes during the school holiday?
Yes, we have school holiday programmes available at our Subang Taipan HQ. To know more about the programmes, you may contact us (+60 16-969 8351) for further details.
Where are your public speaking classes available?
We have both online and physical classes. Our online classes are conducted via Zoom, also we are actively running online classes so that we are able to reach out to more students throughout Malaysia, Southeast Asia and even the Middle East. Apart from that, our physical classes are currently available in Subang Taipan (HQ), Setia Alam, Sri Petaling, Kota Damansara and Putrajaya.
Do you have native speaking coaches?
Yes, we do have online classes with native speaking coaches from the UK. This is aligned with our goal to expose the students to various cultures and allow them to open up their eyes to the bigger world.