2023 Winter - Elementary Public Speaking

Public speaking is cited as one of America’s greatest fears.  

Strong public speaking abilities are valued as one of the most important characteristics of any successful student or professional.  Developing the ability as a child is one of the best ways to conquer it. 

This public speaking class will focus on understanding different styles of speech and presenting to improve public speaking skills. Students will practice gaining confidence and comfort in speaking in front of others through games, activities, and discussions, as well as presenting information about different topics.

Additionally, this class will prepare students with knowledge on the structure of debate and research as well as categories in forensic speech; such as, broadcasting, impromptu, and extemporaneous speaking, to be successful in future competitions within their educational career.  

Topics of debates include: home schooling, online versus virtual schooling, uniforms good or bad, and many more. 

Ms. Nierman

My name is Ms. Nierman and I will be teaching this public speaking/speech class. I am a 4th grade teacher at a local school and have been a part of the speech community for 13 years. I debated in high school and college and currently coach high school debate, as well as judge forensics. I am always up for learning and trying new things; food, places, and hobbies. I encourage my students to have that same open-minded mentality by being inquisitive learners.


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February 5, 2023 – May 14, 2023


Every Sunday
10:45 am EST – 12:15 pm EST


No class on 2/19, 3/26, and 4/9. Register two or more classes and receive $10 off each class.




12 Weeks