Speech Training Class

Training specially designed for HKSMSA Speech Festival

By mastering speech recitation in aspects of piece interpretation, verbal manipulation and presentation skills, this can enhance a student’s overall well-being, from eloquence, poise, thoughts to values. We equip our students with confidence to conquer public speaking tasks.

Course Design

Each course unit consists of 4 lessons

  • Unit 1: Acquire and consolidate the basics
  • Unit 2: Master techniques through further practice
  • Unit 3: Enhance overall performance as warm up

Class Type

Video conferencing and in-school classes of small groups and private classes are provided

Target

Kindergarten ∣ Primary ∣ Secondary
Students enrolled in the HKSMSA Speech Festival

Class Schedule

Various class sessions are available for Cantonese, English and Putonghua speech training, please contact us for more information.

Course Promotions

Bestie Speak has prepared a series of promotions

Group Class Promotion

Enjoy HK$60 discount for joining 8 in-school group lessons or above

Extra Rewards

Students who have joined at least 2 hours speech training class for 72nd HKSMSA Speech Festival at Bestie Speak, will receive supermarket cash vouchers for the below amount upon showing proof of being awarded the top three places in speech festival competition

  • Champion: $200
  • First runner-up: $100
  • Second runner-up: $50

Private Class Promotion

Enjoy HK$200 discount for joining 5 hours of in-school or online private lessons or above

Join together and Referral Promotion

Come with a friend or more, or refer a new student to enjoy a discount and get a supermarket cash voucher respectively

Course Contents

Enhance our students’ speech recital performance in all aspects

Course Highlights

With our professional teaching support, we assist our students in mastering key techniques of performing different pieces within a short period of time

Flexible class arrangement

Classes available in video conferencing and in-school classes of small groups or private to suit your needs

Speech demonstration audio

Receive a professionally recorded speech demonstration audio of the solo piece upon enrolling 4 lessons of our speech training course

Tutor’s feedback audio

For students’ revision after-class and for parents to take note of their learning progress

Skills enhancement

Allow students to polish their skills in the speech festival warm up event

Course Contents

Each course unit consists of 4 lessons

  • Unit 1: Acquire and consolidate the basics
  • Unit 2: Master techniques through further practice
  • Unit 3: Enhance overall performance as warm up

Suggested to join at least 2 course units to help your children stand out from the crowd!

Interpretation

By analyzing the piece comprehensively, we aim to help our students find joy in speech recital. Students will learn to relate the piece to the historical background, author’s experience as well as social situations at the time, to attain clear and thorough understanding of the poem’s emotions and messages.

Verbal Elements

Speech recital is an art of the voice. Once students are familiar with their own piece and understand the emotions required, they will learn to manipulate verbal elements: from enunciation, articulation, intonation and tone; to rhythm, speed, lightness and height; and finally to melody, meter, ups and downs, as well as emotions.

Non-Verbal Elements

Apart from the use of verbal elements, non-verbal elements assist speakers to convey the intended messages of the piece. They include one’s posture, facial expressions, body gestures, and eye contact etc. Our instructors will encourage students to explore the piece and perform the necessary emotions, as to help student perform the piece vividly.

Skills Enhancement

Through further practice and participation in warm up events such as the Bestie Speech Festival Warm Up Event, students will polish their techniques to exhibit comprehensive understanding of their piece. Lessons in this stage aim to sharpen our students’ strengths. Parents will receive tutor’s feedback recording after each class to take note of student’s performance and learning progress.

Related Information

Bestie Speak’s SPEAK! Channel

Listen to our speech demo highlights anytime

Speech Demo Recording + Tutor’s Feedback

We aim to help our students polish their skills

Upon enrolling 4 lessons of Bestie Speak’s speech training course, students will receive a professionally recorded audio recording of the solo piece* recorded by our team. Students can further practice manipulation of verbal elements and strengthen their memory on the piece at home.

Parents will receive tutor’s feedback recording after each class to take note of student’s performance and learning progress.

*Not applicable to Solo Prose Speaking, Solo Prose Reading and Public Speaking classes


Reap the harvest of your hard work!

Bestie Speak’s prize winners can get extra rewards

Students who have joined at least 2 hours speech training class for 72nd HKSMSA Speech Festival at Bestie Speak, will receive supermarket cash vouchers for the below amount upon showing proof of being awarded the top three places in speech festival competition!

Champion $
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First runner-up $
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Second runner-up $
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Frequently Asked Questions

Bestie Speak offers group classes of small class size. Usually, a group class consists of 2 to 5 students. Our group classes allow students to take note of each other’s strengths, and assist students to showcase their talents in front of others to boost their confidence. In general, students will join our group classes before receiving the competition notification, as to get familiarized and grasp the basic speech recital techniques, such as meaning, verbal and gestural performance, as well as to build up their self confidence.

Generally speaking, students will join 4 to 8 speech training classes. The first learning stage consists of 4 group speech training classes. This stage allows students to grasp the meaning and messages of the poem, verbal elements (including pronuciation, enunication, intonation and volume contrast), and non-verbal elements (such as facial expressions, eye contact and gestures). Last but not least, etiquette in speech recitals will also be taught.

Application is the key for the second learning stage. This stage allows students to apply diverse speech recital techniques learnt in the first stage naturally. All students will need to maintain the quality of their performance before the competition. Therefore, this stage will assist students in building confidence before the competition, as well as allowing them to get familiarized with performing on-stage!

In addition, students could book several private lessons before the competition for last minute preparation.

To have a better plan for students’ development in speech recital, first-timers are recommended to enroll for the language they are most familiar with. By being confident in the language spoken, first-timers could be more relaxed in class and enjoy speech recitals. This can also reduce their anxiety in the speech competition, allowing them to express themselves freely, and enjoy speech recitals gradually. After gaining a sense of achievement and satisfaction from students’ first competition, they can then enroll for speech competitions of other languages to enrich their knowledge in pieces of another language.

Speech recital requires the combination of 3 aspects, including understanding of the piece (background and hidden meaning), verbal elements (use of the voice) and non-verbal elements (gestural performance). In general, students will gain understanding towards the piece and learn the basics of verbal elements such as pronunciation, speaking volume, speed of speech and more in the first lesson. The second lesson teaches gestural performance techniques such as facial expressions and eye contact.

In the third lesson, body gestures will be added to the performance according to the meaning and grade level of the piece. In general, less body gestures will be assigned to pieces for higher grade levels. (The number of body gestures and requirements varies with different speech competitions)

The fourth lesson focuses on developing students’ confidence and maintaining the quality of their performance, as to help them get well prepared before the competition. Therefore, the first 4 lessons is crucial to students’ acquisition of basic speech recital techniques in understanding of the piece, verbal and non-verbal elements.

In general, most competitors would wear school uniforms to HKSMSA’s Speech Festival competitions. Therefore, we would recommend students to compete in their school uniforms.

For other speech recital competitions, competitors could wear neat and tidy attire unless otherwise specified by the organizer.

We would not suggest students to memorize the piece before the first class. Each piece may contain some more advanced vocabulary, as well as words that are often mispronounced. Therefore, students will first be taught the correct pronunciation of words in the first lesson. For those who have joined a complete learning stage of 4 classes, will receive the complete demonstration audio of the poem after the first lesson for them to revise and memorize the piece at home.

Bestie Speak’s class schedule varies with different competition periods, such as the HKSMSA Speech Festival. For the latest class schedule, please do not hesitate to call us on 3622-1038 or WhatsApp 9823-2999.

Bestie Speak offers group classes of small class size. Usually, a group class consists of 2 to 5 students. Our group classes allow students to take note of each other’s strengths, and assist students to showcase their talents in front of others to boost their confidence. In general, students will join our group classes before receiving the competition notification, as to get familiarized and grasp the basic speech recital techniques, such as meaning, verbal and gestural performance, as well as to build up their self confidence.

Once the competition dates are confirmed, students can choose to book private classes for intensive training before the competition. Private classes allows focused enhancement of students’ speech recital techniques, convey of emotions and get further familiarized with performing on-stage.