What are elocution lessons for children?

Simply put, our elocution lessons for children are designed to equip your child with the necessary skills and tools to speak with clarity, confidence and conviction. We are now beyond the years of forcing individuals to speak a certain way, and as one of the UK’s leading elocution company, we have been working hard to debunk many of the myths that are attached to the name.


Articulation Improvement

Articulation is the formation of clear and distinct sounds within speech, diction relates to the choice and use of words, while pronunciation is defined as the way a word is said. All of these elements can affect your child’s speech, and through our elocution lessons for children, their articulation will become more defined, their diction will become clearer and pronunciation of words will be corrected.

Public Speaking & Communication Skills

Public speaking is the act of performing or presenting a speech to an audience (small or large), whilst communication skills cover conversational technique. Through our elocution lessons and public speaking classes for children, your child will learn the different skills and techniques required to speak comfortably with others, both in and out of school. We do also regularly work with students to prepare for entrance exams and school interviews.


Some of our students, as part of their elocution training, work towards LAMDA Exams which are run by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. These can involve acting, verse and prose and speaking in public depending on the goals for that particular student.

The above are just some examples of how our elocution lessons for children can help your son or daughter grow as a person and develop life-long skills to support both their current and future endeavours. Speech and language development is a key part of growing up, and poor elocution can lead to problems later on in life. If you are concerned about your child’s speech development, or thinking about starting elocution lessons for children, please do not hesitate to get in touch, and our team will happily offer initial advice.

The Process

The process to work with us is quick and easy. Depending on availability, you can go from applying to enrolling in a matter of days.

The Methodology

Build on a decade of experience, the Percy-Smith Method™ is a combined approach involving speech technique, psychological development and regular coaching contact.


Like any skill or tool, we work closely with clients to develop their speech and improve their communication skills, using unique techniques such as Stop Think Breathe Go™. Plus, we are constantly adding new tools to our platform, The Elocution Coach Academy.


There is no point building on technique when you can't implement it. We work hard to unpick habitual processes that clients have developed over a number of years using a range of methods. We also understand the demands of full-time work and help clients maintain their development on a daily-basis.


Although a proportion of clients prefer to work alone via our online courses, we inject as much contact time as possible into our 1:1 programmes. From full coaching sessions, to our Monthly Review Calls and even our unlimited feedback feature, our team are with you every step of the way.

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