FTC115 – Confident Communication – Speaking with Assurance

TeacherThis course is specifically designed for teachers who wish to improve their English speaking and listening skills.

It provides essential information and extensive practice in using spoken English for a range of different functions. The activities will develop confidence and improve the way teachers project themselves when speaking face-to-face whether it be in the classroom, to staff, the school governing body, on the telephone or at social events.

The course uses a systematic approach that simultaneously develops verbal, visual, vocal and aural skills. On completion of this course participants will find that they are far more fluent and self-assured when speaking and listening to English.

This course consists of 6 sessions:



Unit 1: Conscious Communication 


  • When do you need to speak at work and why (in English)
  • Who speaks to you in English and why
  • Own speaking and listening fears/difficulties
  • Theory of communication
  • Barriers to speaking and listening

Classroom communication: Listen to learners and ask questions to check understanding

Unit 2: Present with style
  • Powerful presentations from A–Z
  • Non-verbal communication: (Body language, movement, gestures, eye contact, facial expressions)
  • Using resources and equipment

Classroom communication: Present information, skills and values

Unit 3: Speak as a Leader 
  • Projecting the charisma, competence and confidence essential to effective leaders and managers will be mastered in this unit.
  • Master the language needed to lead others and to listen with intent.

Classroom communication: Lead, organise and instruct to optimise contact time and manage conflict.

Unit 4: Refine language awareness and vocal skills 
  • Clarity and articulation (pronunciation)
  • Adjusting to appropriate register
  • Dictation (hone listening skills – running dictation)
  • Speak one-on-one: to learners, to colleagues.  (language of the youth can be addressed here)

Classroom communication: Build relationships, code switching, motivate and correct learners

Unit 5: Speak with power 
  • The link between accuracy and credibility
  • Speak your mind (give opinions)
  • Say what you mean
  • Mean what you say
  • Telephone skills

Classroom communication: Report, debate, negotiate

Unit 6: Manage conversations
  • Confident conversations with learners, parents, colleagues at school and at events
  • Networking and socialising

Classroom communication: Use constructive feedback skills with learners.