Why Choose a Writing and Speaking Program?
Learning for Success:
Our world is increasingly competitive, and success is linked to our writing and speaking skills. Quills and Quotes builds these skills. A Quills and Quotes' student graduates as a dynamic and confident speaker, a compelling and persuasive writer and a well-rounded global thinker.
Why Choose Quills and Quotes?
Writing and Speaking Course
This course is a 35-week after-school English program for students in elementary and intermediate school. Our teachers are Ontario College of Teaching certified or equivalent and come highly recommended. The proven curriculum teaches students to write essays that are descriptive, persuasive, narrative, argument-based, expository or comparative. The written portion of the course includes advanced vocabulary building and reading comprehension.
Students also develop and practice public speaking skills. Weekly class sessions include speeches that are impromptu, instructional, persuasive and motivational. The culminating event is a QUILL Talk, which is our version of a TED Talk.
The Public Speaking Course
This course has two separate sessions that each run for 12 weeks. It incorporates the speech skills taught in the Writing and Speaking Course with more time for speech practice and feedback. Students learn the fundamentals of effective public speaking, including power posing, facial expression, and body language. They learn from "master" speeches and incorporate tips from speech competition champions. This course is ideal for all students - ones that love being in front of a crowd but need to perfect their delivery, and those that dread public speaking.
Most importantly, both curricula are based on global learning and challenge our students to learn not just through traditional pen-to-paper, but through media literacy, debate, visual presentation and collaboration.
Quills and Quotes is dedicated to learning beyond the classroom
public speaking, essay writing, advanced vocabulary, reading comprehension, debate, global knowledge, critical thinking
Assessments are done at Head Office:
10 Rosewood Avenue
2170 S Sheridan Way
Please contact us for questions or to schedule a free assessment and attend an information session: