Beginning Public Speaking
(Our Short Course for ages 11 and above)

We offer our Beginning Public Speaking Short Course when there is interest for a shorter, introductory course for students ages 11 and above (generally 6th through 9th grade, though older students who need a light introduction are welcome too).

The purpose of this shorter, 10 to 12 week course, is to introduce basic speech types and promote general public speaking confidence for any homeschooled student willing to travel to our club location and uphold its rules and ethics. It also provides an easy introduction to our fuller high school courses for those interested.

The course typically covers:


Reading Recitation (with script choice, voice, tone, speed, and clarity)

Informative Speech with Visual Aids


Persuasive Speech


Impromptu (with challenge rounds)

Students are given ample instruction and encouragement to help them develop each speech type. Students will give speech presentations to the class and teacher.

All theory and presentations are completed during our weekly, 1 1/2 to 2 hour class time.

Classes are held Tuesdays at our club location at Southwest Hills Baptist Church in Beaverton or on Zoom (if weather or Covid interruption). 


Dates and Time to be determined as we are only able to offer this course periodically as our schedule allows. 

This short course may be limited to 8 students. Current course fee is $150 per student.

Please contact us to express interest in forming this class or the availability of the next upcoming one to register for.