4–5 years old 9:00am–10:30am Fees $2,040
Foundation Oral Language aims to help students express themselves more fluently, clearly and confidently in a group setting. Students will participate in dramatic role-play; and have fun learning new words. They will learn the importance of gestures and body language and will be taught how to appropriately project their voice. Students will learn oral techniques and skills that build towards performance speech.
The student will:
- Speak with a degree of fluency without causing undue strain to the listener
- Learn the appropriateness of speech in a variety of situations
- Focus on phrasing, intonation, stress and rhythm
- Learn to pronounce words clearly and correctly
- Learn the importance of body language and voice projection
- Become more confident speakers
Activities include reading aloud, practice phrasing and responding in an appropriate manner depending on the situation and the audience. Students will be engaged in presenting both formal and informal conversations and speeches as well as performing short dramatic works in a classroom situation.
Students will develop their drama skills through the following:
- Use of appropriate body language and gestures
- Develop skills in the use of appropriate phrasing, register and tone
- Present speeches confidently to an audience
- Reading both poetry and prose for performance and reciting from memory