Public Speaking

for students entering grades 6-12

Make your voice heard!

Learn how to thrive in front of a crowd, never having to shy away when you are called upon to speak in public.  With debate, you will learn how to construct an argument and see a topic from different angles.  With group discussion, you will learn how to converse effectively to analyze, synthesize and go in depth with a problem.  Impromptu speaking will keep you on your toes, by teaching you how to come up with a coherent speech on the spot.  Original Oratory will give you unique ideas, a structure and a purpose.   Finally, Oral Interpretation of Literature and Duet Acting will give you the flair you need to charm your audience.

Public Speaking & Forensics will take you through a journey of discovery: we will explore the skills set of the 6 Forensics events, and you will experience the transformative process of coming up with original ideas, creating a speech and delivering it with voice and poise in front of an audience.

When: Monday to Friday / Hours: 9:00-12:00 pm or 12:30-3:30 pm (to be announced) / June 17-28

Cost: 400 euros

Minimum enrollment: 5 students. Maximum enrollment: 15 students.

Course Instructor: Sophia Thanopoulou, ACS Athens Faculty

* Middle School Students: currently enrolled 8th grade students are eligible for a High School elective credit for this course.