Starting this month the High School students have begun a public speaking class focusing on global issues. Public speaking is an important part of a students learning process. On of our ESLRs is to be an effective and confident communicator. We work on this skill in everyday classes, but it will be a great advantage to these students that we have an entire class dedicated to improving their skills. With the focus on global issues, the student not only will improve their English and communication skills, but also their knowledge about what is happening in the world around them. They are just getting started and have chosen topics for their first speeches. I look forward to seeing them build their confidence together.