Communications Programme
Classroom to Boardroom

Equip kids with vital communication skills. These include a broad spectrum:

Accurate and Effective Writing for Speeched and Presentations
Interviewer/Interviewee Techniques
Training of Voice and Body Language
Preparing for Trinity Communicatoins Exams

Public Speaking
Formal/Informal Presentations
Creative and Critical Thinking
Persuasive Arguments

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Lesson Details

Course Description

Overview of Programme

All grades will address the following skills across the syllabus:
  • verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • conversation and discussion skills
  • critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • research and reflection skills
  • presentation skills
  • persuasion and negotiation skills
  • planning and preparation skills
  • skills in using equipment and materials to aid communication
  • interpersonal skills
  • self-motivation
  • ability to learn and adjust
  • working under pressure and to deadlines
  • teamwork
  • organisational skills
Grade 1
  • Introduction to an appropriate range of verbal and non-verbal skills in both informal and formal situations
  • Learn the ability to talk meaningfully, clearly and with some expressiveness
  • Interaction, participation and conversation skills on a one-to-one basis and in a group
  • Describe an event or object and present information verbally
  • Show and tell skills
  • Introduction to basic body language, verbal articulation and eye contact
Grade 2
  • Focus on building on the skills taught in Grade 1
  • Exposure to an appropriate range of verbal and non-verbal skills in various situations
  • Introduction to persuasive techniques and interpersonal communication skills
  • Increase awareness of importance of oral communication and the uses of vocal variety in spoken language
  • Develop competence in the preparation and delivery of talks including speaking audibly and clearly
  • Being able to adapt verbal and non-verbal skills appropriately to meet audience needs
  • Writing a simple script on a simple narrative or description, and delivering it from memory in an orderly manner and with an awareness of audience
  • Introduction to concept of debate
Grade 3
  • Focus on building on the skills taught in Grade 2
  • Exposure to a wider range of verbal and non-verbal skills in a variety of situations
  • Increase awareness of interpersonal communication skills and use of verbal and non-verbal expression
  • Demonstrate an understanding of structure, logic and narrative when communicating in a range of settings
  • Analysis of news article accompanied by presentation
  • Beginner persuasive skills and debating skills
  • Speech and presentation writing skills
Grade 4
  • Interviewee/interviewer techniques
  • Competency in initiating and participating effectively in discussion with fellow group members
  • Training in appropriate listening and comprehensive skills
  • How to present and summarise information, ideas and opinions
  • Ability to prepare, design and deliver informative talks in a clear and relevant manner
  • Training in use of language that is imaginative, fluid and shows a sense of spontaneity
  • Increase competency in body language, non-verbal communication, vocal techniques
  • Better speech writing and powerpoint presentation techniques
  • Build on persuasive debating skills learned in Grade 3