Are your teachers experienced at teaching children?
Super Speak is Australia's most experienced provider of public speaking programs to children.
Our experienced teaching team are known for setting the benchmark for teaching excellence. They truly set us apart! Super Speak is trusted for having a highly experienced, skilled & qualified teaching team. The average time our teachers have been teaching children aged 6-14 is over 10 years each (over 2500 hours), with many having over 20 years’ experience teaching children (over 5000 hours). Our principal & area managers, some of who have been professional leaders with-in the industry for several decades, also attend classes during the semester to support student development.
What are the fees?
Group class fees can be found here - www.superspeak.com.au/dates-and-fees.
Our group class semester fees are based on $26 per week (one class per week).
We pride oursleves on being the most proven, trusted & experienced educational program & teaching team when it comes to public speaking & communication skills for kids. Please contact us directly to discuss fees for private tuition & school workshop options.
How much time does each group class run for?
The weekly group classes are 55mins of high energy, educational fun!
Our proven curriculum, experienced teachers & dynamic classroom environment ensures a highly active and efficient use of class time with plenty of opportunities for students to actively learn and speak in every class.
If my child misses a class, can we get a refund, credit or make-up class?
We are unable to offer make-up classes, refunds or credits for missed classes. This ensures we maintain a stable learning environment for all students with minimal class disruptions. If your child is away, their teacher will catch them up at their next class.
Why do parents choose Super Speak?
Super Speak is the most experienced, trusted & proven provider of public speaking & communication skills programs to children aged 6 -14 in Australia. Over several decades, we have developed & refined our comprehensive curriculum that helps children become more confident, capable & effective communicators for life. Our unique program offers a holistic learning experience for students. This includes public speaking and extends well beyond. Your child will learn to communicate confidently & effectively for both 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 occasions and 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 speaking occasions. Super Speak's highly experienced teaching team are excellent role models for kids. Our program has been trusted & loved by over 60,000 families since 2006. See what others have to say here: www.superspeak.com.au/reviews.
What age can my child start attending Super Speak classes?
We recommend children are at least 6 years old to join our classes when commencing. However, if you have any queries, please call our office to discuss your child's individual needs.
Will my child get an opportunity to perform or present to an audience?
Absolutely! Apart from opportunities to present to their classmates and their teacher, all students also have the opportunity to present in front of an adult audience each semester.
Where is Super Speak based?
Melbourne, Australia. We are proudly Melbourne born, and locally operated business. Our head office is in Melbourne. All of our experienced staff including our full management team (from top down) are in Melbourne & actively support teachers & students across all Melbourne venues. When it comes to choosing the best education program for your child; having the national head office located in the same city as your child's class offers major silent benefits. As our head office is based in Melbourne it means your child's class is exceptionally well supported with our founder, principal and area managers all visiting Melbourne classes during the year to provide exceptional support to students & teachers. There are no other public speaking providers for kids with such an experienced & comprehensive head office support team based in Melbourne. Super Speak have 16 venues across Melbourne. Specific venue details can be found here: www.superspeak.com.au/venues-times
Can I change classes or venues during the term or semester?
We ask that you please consider your venue & class choice carefully at the time of enrolment. Should your circumstances change, we will make every effort to accommodate the change however, please note that our classes and venues do fill up and if a class is full we may not be able to accommodate any changes until the new semester.
How many students in each group class?
We have between 9-14 students in our Junior classes and between 9-15 students in our Senior classes. Our class sizes are much smaller than traditional drama programs and school classrooms; and larger/more dynamic than tutoring style programs. These optimal class sizes means our students receive regular individual feedback whilst enabling both solo speaking with group performance opportunities, which result in stronger learning outcomes. We have a highly rexperienced & qualified teaching team that are skilled at teaching groups of children and who are well supported by the principal & area managers who also attend classes during the semester to support student development.
Is Super Speak only for shy people?
No. Super Speak is for everyone. This includes a whole range from shy to outgoing people. We have students who join the programme to help build confidence, students who join because they love performing, students who join because they love to speak in public and others who want to have fun and meet new friends.
Are parents allowed to watch venue classes?
Having parents sit in on the class can be distracting for some children and may prevent them from fully participating. For this reason, we do not permit parents, friends or family members in the class during lesson time. We ask that parents drop off their child and then pick up at the end of class. You will have the opportunity to be an audience member during your child’s end of semester parent class. If you have any concerns or queries about your child’s progress or behaviour, you can contact our office to discuss.
How long do I need to enrol my child for?
Enrolments are to be made for a minimum period of one semester (2 x terms) at our venues. Students can enrol at any time of the year and can pay pro rata for the remainder of the semester. We recommend that parents enrol their child with the intention of staying for at least one year in order to fully experience and participate in the range of public speaking & drama activities that have been designed to assist our students in becoming confident & competent speakers and communicators for life. Our curriculum has been designed so that a student can be enrolled for 10 years without repeating the same class.
Do Super Speak classes run during school holidays?
Super Speak classes are held weekly during school term.
Our experience shows that when it comes to public speaking & everyday communication skills, regular & consistent practice delivers the best student learning outcomes. This is why we recommend weekly classes over one-off short courses like holiday programs.
Do you offer sibling discounts?
For in-person venue group classes, we offer a sibling discount of 5% to families who enrol for a full semester with more than one child enrolled at the same time (applied after any other discounts are made). The discount only applies to the 2nd and 3rd child etc (not the first child). Sibling discounts are only available for full semester payments. Sibling discounts do not apply to pro-rata fees.
Do the students need any special clothing for the class?
No. We recommend students wear clothes that allow them to move freely and which they are comfortable in. Many students come in their school uniforms as they attend class straight after school.
My child is a little unsure if they want to attend. Can we try a class?
At certain times of the year, we offer a trial class if positions are available. If after trying a class your child is happy to continue, you can then proceed with enrolment.
My child is confident at home but quite shy at school. Will Super Speak help?
Our classes are designed to increase confidence and self-esteem. We have had many parents and teachers comment on how much more confident the students have become after attending our classes for a semester or more. Our teachers are very supportive. They encourage students to work with each other, support one another, praise each other and work in an environment that is respectful, fun and friendly.
Every child will progress at their own rate, but generally after 12-18 months of classes increased confidence in public speaking becomes evident.
Do I need any experience in public speaking or drama?
Our classes are suitable for students of all abilities and no past experience is necessary.
What happens if I am late to pick up my child?
It is a requirement of enrolment that parents agree to pick up their child punctually at the end of their class. We ask parents to please consider this prior to enrolling their child.
Our teachers are required to remain with your child until they are safely collected. A charge of $1 per minute may be charged to you if you are more than 5 minutes late to collect your child.
We do not live in Melbourne, how can we access your classes?
We have plans to open Super Speak interstate in the near future so hope to open near you soon!