Teenagers' Classes

Creative Communication for Teenagers: Introductory Course

This course introduces teenagers to voice and speech training, drama/theatre studies and communication skills (public speaking), in a relaxed and supportive environment. You will gain confidence and creativity, as well as broad range of communication skills to prepare you for success in life after school.

Subjects include:

  • Elements and values of communication
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Breathing, relaxation, posture
  • Voice and speech
  • Mime, improvisation and characterisation
  • Storytelling
  • Impromptu speaking (learning to ‘think on your feet’)
  • Discussion and debating skills
  • Assertiveness and personal development
  • Skills of listening and asking questions
  • Reading at sight
  • Creative interpretation of prose, poetry and dramatic text
  • Public speaking and presentation techniques
  • Interview skills

Exams

Exams are non-compulsory, but students will have an opportunity to take a Trinity Guildhall exam at year-end, following satisfactory in-house assessment at Easter.

Feedback

We provide feedback to parents through our annual parent/teacher meetings.

Structure of Course

Course runs from early September to June.  Classes are held once a week - and twice a week in the lead-up to exams.  Tuition fees are payable half-yearly in advance.

Contact

If you would like to find out more about any of our teenager courses, please call Máire on 087 2317850 or click here to request a call back.