Confidence starts with language and at Lorna Whiston we have an unwavering commitment to excellence. Our highly qualified teachers spare no expense to ensure that Lorna Whiston students get the very best in terms of educational opportunities making a difference to the lives of thousands of children island-wide.

Why parents choose a Lorna Whiston?

Outstanding reputation since 1980!

Established in 1980 Lorna Whiston has over the past 37 years built a reputation for high quality education and teaching excellence across Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong with our signature programmes: English Enrichment, Speech & Drama and Preschools.

Public Speaking Leading to Trinity College London Speech Communication Arts Assessments

For all students we make our programmes fun, interactive and motivational, maintaining a positive approach. Simple practical techniques, enjoyable educational games, and practice with feedback encourages students own development of their unique individual style. The programmes cover the four skill areas of: interpersonal skills; voice and speech; enjoyment of books, literature and other resources; application of knowledge and understanding.

Public Speaking 1 and Public Speaking 2
Students become confident in listening and responding to others through regular ‘show and tell’: speaking about personal possessions that they have brought in or a given object and answering questions appropriately. They are also given opportunities and strategies to learn and speak simple pieces of verse and prose from memory, illustrating and decorating their own personal copies. As they develop, students are encouraged to speak without being prompted by the teacher.

Public Speaking 3 and Public Speaking 4
Students become confident, expressive and reflective speakers demonstrating their abilities to question, as well as to respond meaningfully. They work on speaking pieces of verse and prose to the group from memory, clearly, audibly and with evident understanding. They will learn to talk from personal experience about a hobby, interest or activity and respond to questions about it. They will begin to keep a study journal.

Public Speaking 5 and Public Speaking 6
At this level we focus on the skill of reading aloud expressively and the ability to select and talk about books. Students are encouraged to extend their understanding and response beyond first impressions, considering the context and subtext, through discussion and background study. They also develop further the skills to listen, understand and respond appropriately. They use the study journal reflectively.

Advanced Public Speaking 1 and Advanced Public Speaking 2
Skills are developed further and include: contributing constructively to group discussions, speaking expressively from memory pieces of narrative verse and prose that includes direct speech from one or more characters and devising and telling original complete stories. Study journals become more detailed, demonstrating a range of personal and original responses to the work undertaken.

Advanced Public Speaking 3 and Advanced Public Speaking 4
At this level the core skills should be embedded in the students’ practical work. Activities include identifying and researching a public issue, planning and delivering a talk aimed at their peers. They also learn to speak a poem from memory expressively, displaying an understanding of its meaning and form. They will contribute constructively to group discussions and keep a cohesive, thoughtful and thorough study journal.

Why we offer Trinity College London Speech Communication Arts Assessments
The Trinity College London Speech Communication Arts Assessments are practical oral assessments that are internationally recognized. In addition to challenging students to achieve the skills they need to succeed in school, they are guaranteed to give students a real edge in the increasingly competitive world of education and employment.

Although encouraged, the assessment is entirely optional. Students can enjoy the whole Lorna Whiston Public Speaking course without entering.

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