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Nov/Dec 2020 Holiday Workshops-Early Bird Specials

Art of Speaking – Overview

Holiday workshops are a great way for students to learn new skills in the area of performing in front of an audience or to excel in speaking festivals and competitions. At J Carter Centre, we have been preparing students for the Singapore Performing Arts Festival (SPAF) since 2017. Students participate in different categories such as verse speaking, storytelling, impromptu speaking, public speaking and many more. Our students have been achieving wonderful results at the festival over the years and some have gone on to represent their schools in speaking and debating competitions. Achievements at the festival are also a great way to build up a child’s portfolio for the DSA-SEC selection portfolio. Although not every student wants to participate in speaking festivals, learning the skills to speak confidently in front of others is always useful and a necessary talent in today’s competitive society. These workshops have been designed into short courses where students can choose to focus on specific areas of speaking in a fun and engaging way. Click below for schedule or  to register:

For New Students: https://jcartercentre.com/registration-new-student/

Verse Speaking

“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.” — William Wordsworth, from “Preface to Lyrical Ballads.”

A fun way to learn verse recitation where students are introduced to the beauty of poems. Techniques learned involved Vocal expressiveness, facial expressions and gestures. Students will also be taught to understand the meaning in poems. Click on the link to watch some of our students reciting poetry: https://jcartercentre.blog/

Ages 6-7 24-25 Nov 202010 am to 1 pm
Ages 8-924-25 Nov 202010 am to 1 pm
Ages 10 -1130 Nov- 1 Dec 202010 am to 1 pm
Early Bird: $298 (Ends 30 Sept 2020)
Regular: $348
New student Registration: $40

Storytelling

“Stories are the most powerful form of human communication.”— Peg C. Neuhauser, author, Corporate Legends and Lore

Learning to tell a story is a great way to learn how to perform to an audience and to convey a message in an entertaining manner. Everyone loves to listen to a story and it is even better to be able to tell one with gusto. Storytelling is a great way for students to learn to use vocal variation, facial and body language to bring a story to life for an audience. Click on the link to watch some of our students telling a story: https://jcartercentre.blog/

Ages 6-7 26-27 Nov 202010 am to 1 pm
Ages 8-926-27 Nov 202010 am to 1 pm
Ages 10 -113-4 Dec 202010 am to 1 pm
Early Bird: $298 (Ends 30 Sept 2020)
Regular: $348
New student Registration: $40

Impromptu Speaking

Life is a series of presentations and most of these are usually unscripted. Perhaps the most challenging form of speaking is to speak spontaneously. In truth all the world’s a stage and we are always performing whether to one person or to many. This workshop will teach your child to use a simple technique to speak without scripts relying more on their personal experiences and knowledge in order to share information and experiences on various topics.

Ages 8-9 30 Nov -1 Dec 202010 am to 1 pm
Ages 10-113-4 Dec 202010 am to 1 pm
Early Bird: $298 (Ends 30 Sept 2020)
Regular: $348
New student Registration: $40

Public Speaking

“Words mean more than what is set on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” – Maya Angelou, author & poet

Public Speaking is a life skill everyone should aim to master no matter the age. Speeches come in many forms but persuasive speaking is perhaps the most useful and necessary form of public speaking that we must all learn to do if we want to convince others to understand our point of view.  Students will learn to craft and deliver a persuasive speech to an intended audience. Verbal and non-verbal techniques will also be taught in this workshop.  Click on the link to watch some of our students deliver a speech: https://jcartercentre.blog/

Ages 8-9 7-8 Dec 202010 am to 1 pm
Ages 10-1110-11 Dec 202010 am to 1 pm
Early Bird: $298 (Ends 30 Sept 2020)
Regular: $348
New student Registration: $40
Ages 12-13 7-8 Dec 202010 am to 1 pm
Ages 14-1610-11 Dec 202010 am to 1 pm
Early Bird: $348(Ends 30 Sept 2020)
Regular: $398
New student Registration:$40

Direct School Admissions (DSA-SEC) Overview

We offer intensive DSA preparation for Primary 5 students. Lessons are taught over 5 days and each lesson is 3 hours. At the end of the workshop, students will receive detailed feedback and videos of the interviews and various activities carried out during the workshop. The DSA workshop will strengthen the communications skills of each student and provide them with the information and skill to perform confidently in front of a panel of interviewers. The workshop will cover the following areas and more:

  • Matching talent to schools and domains
  • Presentation skills
  • Impromptu speaking 
  • Group discussions
  • Problem solving activities
  • Viewpoint essay writing
  • Portfolio
  • Interview etiquette
  • Mock interviews
Primary 530 Nov-4 Dec 20202 pm to 5 pm
Primary 57-11 Dec 20202 pm to 5 pm
Early Bird: $898(Ends 30 Sept 2020)
Reg: $998
New student registration: $40

PSLE Oral Exam Prep

In these workshops, we share our proven oral techniques that have helped many students ace this challenging exam. The workshop will help your child improve their ability to read expressively and converse knowledgeably.To sustain the interest of the students, the lessons will be taught using exciting and informative videos, text, visuals and activities. The workshops are taught in three phases with each phase covering 5 different oral topics. Students can choose to register for one or more phases.

The workshops will offer the following benefits to the learner: 

  • In-depth information on 15 topics that commonly appear in Prelims and PSLE exams.
  • Develop opinions while expressing them in a confident and succinct manner using good phrases and proper sentence structure.
  • Learn essential reading techniques using our special PAFER-(P) method to deliver a well-paced, fluent reading of a passage.
Phase 125-27 Nov 20202 pm to 5 pm
Phase 22-4 Dec 20202 pm to 5 pm
Phase 39-11 Dec 20202 pm to 5 pm
Early Bird: $498 (Ends 30 Sept 2020)
Reg: $548
New student registration: $40

If you have any questions, you may call 67372700 during centre hours:

Opening Hours

Tue: 4pm – 7pm  Wed – Fri: 3pm – 7pm

Sat: 10am-4pm Sun: 10am – 6pm

Closed on Monday and public holidays

Click below for schedule or  to register:

For New Students: https://jcartercentre.com/registration-new-student/

Results for November 2016 LAMDA -Speaking in Public Examinations

Once again, our centre has achieved amazing results in the LAMDA Examinations. We had 100% passes with a Distinction rate of 93%. 64 out of 69 students who took the examination at our centre achieved a Distinction. The highest scores were 96 out of a possible 100. We are happy to say the 4 of our students from various grades achieved a score of 96%. Congratulations to all of our students, parents and teachers for putting in the effort needed to achieve such amazing results.

In the LAMDA Speaking in Public programme, Students are taught to write and deliver their own speeches using proper speech writing techniques as well as verbal and non-verbal techniques to deliver the speech in front of an audience. There is also a segment on ‘Discussion and Conversation’ which teaches the students to interact on a 1 to 1 basis  and to hold a conversation on topics that interest them. This segment of the programme has helped many of our students achieve high scores in English Oral Examinations in school.

There is still time to enrol your child in Public Speaking classes for Semester 1. We have very few places left. If you miss registering for Semester 1, the next intake will be in July 2017. We do not take in any students once the classes starts. The spaces remaining are mainly for lower primary students. All other classes are full. To find out more about the LAMDA Speaking in Public programme, please go to this link:

https://www.lamda.org.uk/examinations/all-examinations/communications-examinations/speaking-in-public

Our programme is 16 weeks long with an In-house test at the end of semester. Students who are keen to acquire an International Certificate which is recognised by MOE can register for the LAMDA exam. The examiner will fly in from London to conduct the examinations at our centre.

All of our trainers are specially selected and trained by our founder Jackeline Carter. Every year, many adults apply to teach at J Carter Centre but only a selected few who meet the stringent requirements set forth by Jackeline will be selected to undergo training and be given an opportunity to teach at J Carter Centre. Trainers’ performances are constantly being reviewed and those that do not maintain the standard of teaching required will no longer be offered assignments at J Carter. This is to ensure that the quality of teaching will not be affected and every student will receive the attention needed even if they are not in a class taught by our Founder.

If you would like to find out more about our programmes or enrol your child in a Semester 1 class, please call our centre at 67372700 and our centre manager will recommend the correct grade and programme for your child. You can also visit our website at http://www.jcartercentre.com for more information.

The vacancies available for Semester 1 are as follows:

Entry 2 – Start Date: Wednesday, 18 January 2017 – 5 places left.

Entry 1 – Start Date: Thursday, 26 January 2017 – 1 place left.

Grade 1 – Start Date: Thursday, 26 January 2017 – 4 places left.

Grade 3 – Start Date: Thursday, 26 January 2017 – 1 place left

Students who enroll in weekday classes will enjoy $100 weekday discount.

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