Speech Science Program

The Speech Science online program teaches you how to master your speaking in a leadership role.

You would benefit from this program if you:

  • Speak English as an additional language and want to improve on pronunciation, speech rhythm, flow, intonation and communication skills (English Speaking Mastery Course)
  • Speak English fluently and want to improve your communication techniques, public speaking, presentations, social and business conversations and interviews

The program consists of five online courses and two online, private one-on-one coaching courses.

We partner with Bonnie Gross Associates to deliver the program.

Courses

English Speaking Mastery

The English Speaking Mastery course (CESPEAK100) teaches correct pronunciation, sentence flow, word stress and intonation for those who speak English as an additional language. Our instructors will help make sure that people understand you perfectly the first time you speak and appreciate the value of your ideas.

You will learn how to:

  • Speak English clearly and confidently in presentations and meetings
  • Communicate your ideas correctly the first time, without need for repeating
  • Improve your pronunciation, sentence rhythm, intonation
  • Speak in a clear, North American accent
  • Improve your personal accent errors
  • Be convincing with your intonation
  • Speak with flowing words and sentences
  • Improve your listening skills

Fearless Public Speaking

The Fearless Public Speaking (CESPEAK200) course teaches you to speak, act and look like a leader in social and business situations.

You will learn how to:

  • Be calm, confident presenter with impact behind your messages
  • Use your voice and speaking style to convey power and influence
  • Overcome anxiety
  • Sound natural and conversational
  • Get rid of annoying speech habits
  • How to capture and hold your audience's attention
  • Project your voice
  • Speak on conference calls and webinars

Leadership Speaking Skills for Women

The Leadership Speaking Skills for Women course (CESPEAK300) helps you improve your speaking skills to make audiences recognize the true value of your ideas. Reach your full potential by achieving upper management and executive positions in business and professional settings through these leadership speaking skills.

Bonnie Gross Associates will help you learn how to:

  • Use your voice, tone and choice of words as powerful business tools
  • Communicate your message so others will listen
  • Get rid of negative speech habits and poor pronunciation
  • Use your posture and facial expression to make people pay attention to your ideas
  • Use your inner feelings and attitudes to be strong in business
  • Wow your audiences during presentations

Secrets of Confident Conversation

The Secrets of Confident Conversation Course (CESPEAK400) will teach you how to speak in social situations. If you are uncomfortable, nervous or shy at social events, you can learn how to gain the skills and confidence you need to act and say the right things, and leave a good impression on those you interact with.

You will learn how to:

  • Project confidence
  • Enter a room full of strangers
  • Make people listen to what you have to say
  • Introduce yourself and remember names
  • Converse
  • Say and do the right thing in difficult situations, like mispronouncing a name
  • Say goodbye so people remember you

Body Language, Presence and Power

The Body Language, Presence and Power course (CESPEAK500) will teach you about how to use your body and facial expressions to convey your message in social and professional settings.

You will learn how to:

  • Recognize and improve your own positive and negative habits
  • Recognize habits of famous speakers and why they do or don't work
  • Use body language for business meetings, presentations and networking events

Private coaching courses

Private Coaching & Testing

You can add this one-on-one, privately taught course to any of the above five Speech Science courses. Interact with a certified speech pathologist to receive training and language coaching sessions through three, 30-minute one-on-one sessions by phone or video conference.

The speech pathologist will personally assess your pronunciation, speech rhythm, language flow and intonation at the beginning and end of the course.

Private Language Tutoring

You can add this one-on-one, privately taught course to any of the above five Speech Science courses. Receive six one-on-one, 30-minute speech coaching sessions from a certified speech pathologist. Coaches can diagnose your individual speaking strengths and weaknesses, and create a customized program to meet your speech needs.

Nearly all students achieve excellent, measurable results in their speech's clarity, power, style and confidence.

Tuition and fees

All prices are subject to GST.

  • English Speaking Mastery: $400
  • Fearless Public Speaking: $150
  • Leadership Speaking Skills for Women: $200
  • Secrets of Confident Conversation: $150
  • Body Language, Presence and Power: $150

Private coaching add-ons

  • Private Coaching & Testing: $250
  • Private Language Tutoring: $500

Program structure

All courses are self-paced and you have access to each course for 12 months. You will have access to regular online coaching, tips, self-tests and prompts throughout the courses. Courses begin on the first day of each month. After you register, you will receive an email with your Keyano College online username and password.