Teenagers

ENSPIRE COMMUNICATION SKILLS LAB

FOR YOUTH

Course Overview
Enspire Communication Skills Lab
A Bridge Course to Level - 5

Total Duration

3 phases for

12 hours each

Recommended Age

Grade 7 & Above

Prerequisites

Level 4

Effort Outside Class

1 hour/week

 
How It Works?

What is the difference between talking and conversing?
 
Talking is a one-way street where a person just speaks to an audience while conversing is a
2-way street where a person speaks and listens to engage in meaningful interaction. Keeping a conversation going is an art.
 
Conversational skills are crucial in everyday life and in jobs.
69% list strong communication skills as a reason they are confident in hiring graduates from business school.
 

Enspire Communication Skills Lab is designed for students who can take the challenge of advancing their communication skills by participating in real-life projects. Please consult your coach to help you determine your eligibility for this program.
 
The purpose of this
self-directed course is to help students improve everyday conversations while increasing engagement. This course is conducted as a skills lab where students learn by practicing conversational skills.  

Classes can be offered through zoom virtual meetings.

 
Skills Lab

Skills lab takes place every week for 1 hour over zoom where students will be practicing conversational skills

Learn by Practicing
  • How to engage in meaningful conversations?

  • How to ask effective questions that will keep the conversation going?

  • How to actively listen during conversations to encourage people to speak?

  • How to respond effectively?

  • How to have ethical thinking while conversing?

  • How to use good narrative skills to make conversations interesting?

  • How to practice good conversational etiquette?

  • How to participate in active discussions?

 

Phases

Students can enroll in all the following:

  1. February 16 to June 14 

  2. June 21 to August 16

  3. September 8 - Dec 20

Classroom Collaboration

Participate actively in the virtual classroom to collaborate with peers and plan successful projects.

Learn by Practicing
  • Participate in active discussions with peers

  • Practice conversational etiquette

  • Analyze and discuss current events

  • Practice ethical thinking through exercises

  • Collaborate with peers to plan communication projects

Students receive a performance rating in every class based on their assignment effort and growth.

 

A student may earn the following performance ratings based on their effort & growth:

4  - Excellent

3 - Satisfactory

2 - Developing

1 - Unsatisfactory. 

 
 

Students with a rating of 3’s and 4’s automatically advance to Phases 1, 2, and 3 while those earning a 2 or less require to repeat the course.

Allocation of projects is purely based on the performance rating.

Enspiring Success Projects

"Enspiring Success" is an innovative project designed for the students of Enspire Academy to take their communication skills to a greater level and to inspire success among the youth.

Project Options

Get the opportunity to

  • Conduct talk shows with peers and outside members (Phase  - 1)

  • Interview people from the community to inspire success. (Phase -2)

  • Make podcasts on Ensprie Academy's channel (Phase -3) or

  • Make solo shows on Enspire Academy's YouTube channel (Phase - 3)