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Is your child nervous about speaking up in class?
Does your child stress about class presentations?
Speaking boldly and clearly has never been more important. VSA Future Public Speaking equips children with the practical skills and confidence they need to succeed in any setting, from enthusiastic class discussions to school speeches or virtual presentations. In our virtual summer PS course, students write weekly speeches and practice daily, culminating in a final presentation to family and friends at the end of each three-week session. Each week’s lessons focus on a particular skill, including making eye contact, understanding speech tones, maintaining pace and rhythm, and more. From the comfort of home, children become bold and enthusiastic speakers, able to project their voices to an in-person audience and in any virtual setting.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the class schedule for the Summer Writing Workshop?
Public Speaking is offered in two sessions. Session 1 runs from July 5 to July 23, 2021.
Session 2 runs from July 26 to August 13, 2021. Students can register for one or both
Monday through Thursday. The G4–6 class meets Monday through Thursday, 6–7pm EDT.
The G7–9 class meets Tuesday through Thursday, 7–8pm EDT. At the end of each session,
there is a final presentation for families and friends.
What online platform does VSA Future use for class?
VSA Future uses Zoom videoconferencing for its camp classes. Each student will receive a class schedule with Zoom meeting IDs and passwords. VSA Future uses the Waiting Room feature and meeting passwords to ensure student safety.
What software, equipment, and materials will my child need?
All campers should have access to a computer, laptop, or tablet with video and sound capabilities. VSA Future recommends that students use headphones (with microphone capabilities, when possible) for best sound quality and to focus. Students should have the Zoom app installed. Students should have pencil and paper with them during class to take notes and use as scratch paper. Additional class materials will be emailed to parents as needed.
What are the rules of the virtual classroom?
CLASSES AND CURRICULUM
What is the ratio of teachers to students?
The class sizes range from 4–8 students per teacher and teaching assistant. VSA Future reserves the right to cancel any class that has fewer than 4 students registered.
How are students placed into classes?
Students are placed in classes according to their Fall 2021 grade. E.g., a student entering 4th
grade in Fall 2021 will be placed in the G4–6 class. A student entering 7th grade in Fall 2021
will be placed in the G7–9 class.
Is there homework?
Students are expected to write one speech per week and to practice their speeches 3–5
times a day.
How do I register for the Summer Public Speaking?
Register online at bit.ly/vsa2021ps. When you sign up, you’ll choose which session(s) and
which class. After registration, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Can non-New Jersey students sign up for the Summer Public Speaking?
How does payment work?
Is there a referral bonus?
I am unsure if virtual teaching suits my child. Is it possible to attend a virtual class?
Yes. Our spring 2021 virtual classes are currently in progress, and we can arrange trial lessons for prospective campers until June 7, 2021.