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Public Speaking

Course Descriptions, Dates And Prices

The minimum English proficiency to be successful in the below courses is CEFR B2, TOEFL score of 62, or IELTS score of 6.

Public Speaking

This course is designed for students who wish to improve their overall ability to speak publicly in English in classrooms, meetings, presentations and formal situations.

You will view good and poor examples of public speaking, analyze them, and learn what makes a good public speaking performance. You will also practice each of those skills individually and as a whole.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Recognize and adopt techniques and strategies used by successful public speakers.
  • Gain personal confidence in speaking in front of an audience.
  • Incorporate appropriate and effective body language.
  • Use a wide array of techniques for presenting, negotiating conversations, and responding to questions.
  • Vary language choices for formal vs informal situations and diverse audiences.
  • Improve persuasion techniques, expression of opinions, and conveying agreement/disagreement.
  • Enhance and improve your fluency, intonation, and pronunciation.

Earn 18 hours for 6-week course

Dates: Fall II (November 6-December 18, 2021. No class November 27)
Placement Test: None. Please note this course is suitable for Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate level students.
Hours/ week: 3 hours
Days: Saturdays
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: Westchester
Price: $175*

Submit our Class Interest Form** to be notified when registration for these classes is available.

*Schedule and prices are subject to change without notice.


  • 18 hour courses
  • Interactive class
  • Professional faculty
  • Certificate available by request
  • No registration or test fee
  • Full use of University facilities
  • Au pair students earning hours towards their education requirement may register for an additional research assignment


All registration and payment for courses is done online.

Enrollment is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis. No registration will be accepted until payment has been received. This requirement applies to all participants.


Please review all important policies related to au pair courses, including:

  • Attendance
  • I.D.
  • Course Completion
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Payment and Tuition Cancellation
  • Withdrawal

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption is required for all students at the New York City and Westchester campuses. This requirement is only to access the university’s physical campuses; online only students are not subject to this requirement.

View upload instructions and other important information, including how to request an extension or exemption.

Pre-Arrival Information

Please review essential pre-arrival information before starting your class, including:

  • Campus location
  • Parking

For more information, please contact the English Language Institute.

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