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International Course - 'Acting English'

This is a new and exciting partnership between ArtsEd and International House. The course is for international students who may aspire to be actors or want to improve their spoken English.

ArtsEd is one of this country's leading drama schools, and International House London is an established and well-known language school, with over fifty years of experience in providing language courses and teacher training programmes. International House London welcomes over 8,000 language students from 150 countries each year.

On this unique course you will develop confidence in using English to communicate thoughts and feelings as well as for everyday conversational use. The use of drama to help improve language skills is an established methodology. This course will offer a specialised approach to developing spoken English. One evening a week you will work with a tutor from International House on language skills that will feed directly into the evening you spend with a industry professional acting tutor.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone aged 16+ who wishes to improve their English language skills in a creative way. It is also suitable for those who want to learn English in a Drama School environment.

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  •  Demonstrate a wider range of vocabulary
  •  Use that vocabulary in a greater number and variety of settings using playtexts to do this.
  •  Show more confidence in using English well
  •  Use the English language intellectually, emotionally as a character
  •  Use body and voice to enhance communication as an actor

Entry Requirements

To benefit most from this course, students should be at an intermediate level of English or above - (IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 46-59 or CEFR B2).

If students cannot provide an English level via an established score, students should be prepared to have a brief telephone conversation with the Course Leader to identify their suitability for the course.

Course Outline

Throughout your course you will be supported by a theatre/drama and a language specialist. They will help you develop your English communication skills by guiding you through individual and group activities. You will work in a busy and vibrant performing arts training venue and benefit from the cultural aspects of living and studying in England’s creative capital.

The course merges English language teaching with practical workshops in acting and voice. It provides a unique opportunity for you to work with acting teacher from ArtsEd and language specialists from International House.

The language sessions focus on speaking and listening skills, pronunciation and vocabulary expansion.  Specialist acting workshops will partner these sessions by exploring the importance of your voice and body on good communication skills as an actor.

This part time course will offer students a carefully planned language curriculum with equal emphasis on listening, speaking and grammar. You will work on key language skills. As part of your acting lessons you will work on the use of your voice as well as exploring acting practioners such as Meisner and Stanislavski.

In the first 5 weeks of the 10 week course we will be developing your skill base and the second half of the course we will be applying these skills with the goal of performing an evening of short scenes to an invited audience.

The course is all based at Artsed in Chiswick - 5 mins walk from Turnham Green Tube (District Line).

FREE TASTER WORKSHOP - On Monday 27th November at 6:30pm - 8:00pm we are running an acting workshop to you can get an idea of what the course is going to be like in January.  Try before you buy. Please contact Jonathan on jgoodwin@artsed.co.uk to book your free place. 

Course Date Time Price Book
International Course - 'Acting English' Mon 08 Jan 2018
to Wed 21 Mar 2018
7:00pm : 9:30pm £750.00 Book now

Film Club (Acting for Screen)

Tutor and founder member of Film Club - Actor, producer and Film Club founder, Yasen Atour (Robin Hood, Ben-Hur and Peter Kosminsky’s The State) is bringing Film Club to ArtsEd.

It was his experience as a student at ArtsEd - the rigorous training and the strong focus on film - that made the school the obvious choice.

“As an actor, I’ve always been obsessed with film and what makes an actor 'excellent' on screen. A number of masterclasses and workshops I’ve come across say the same things: 'act through your eyes' and 'internalise more'.  I couldn’t help but think that there must be a clearer way to learn screen acting techniques. So, off the back of my experiences as an actor and producer of film and TV, I have constructed a simple and tangible six-week process called Film Club."

What is it?

Film Club is a screen acting course that demystifies performing for the camera. The course covers Yasen’s unique approach to acting on screen, with particular emphasis on: selftapes, auditions, script analysis, scene work, on-set experience, finding work and representation, marketing yourself and furthering your career.  

Who can join? 

Film Club is for anyone who wants to develop their screen craft and further their career in the industry. The course is aimed at those who have had some training in acting / musical theatre / modelling / performance industry. 

Course Structure

The course is six weeks long. Here is what it will cover:

Weeks 1-3: The 3 Step Process

Weeks 4-5: Scene work, making the right choices and looking at scripts surgically. You will film two different scenes

Weeks 6: The business – “How to” of the industry

Why is this course different to other similiar courses?

Classes are limited to ten students, which allows for an intimate and tailored approach to teaching. This way facilitators can gauge individual strengths and weaknesses. Film Club offers a methodical and practical way for students to analyse and improve their own performance without the need of outside advice. Students will be watching their own performances each week and will develop a highly trained ‘camera lens’ eye for what does and doesn't work.

Film Club uses successful methods designed by film actors, directors and producers who have up-to-date knowledge of the current requirements of professional acting for TV and film. When presented to a range of industry professionals in LA, New York and London, they were all overwhelmed by the transformative process.

When does it start?

Class A starts on Tuesday 9 January – 13th Feb 2018.

Class B starts on Wednesday 10th January – 14th Feb 2018

Class C starts on Thursday 11th January – 15th Feb 2018

How much?

The whole 6 week course. 6pm – 9pm.  Cost £330 in total.

What the industry have said about Film Club...

“We see many talented actors who fall a little short when it comes to acting for screen. After watching the radical transformation of our clients who attended (Film Club), this is an absolute game changer” – Gavin Mills, Olivia Bell Management.

“Having directed Yasen Atour and witnessed first-hand his commitment and unique approach, I can say with complete conviction that his methods should be adopted and taught throughout the industry as a standard for Screen Acting.” Stuart Gatt, film director (The Dead Sea)


BOOK NOW!  Dont be disappointed. 

Course Date Time Price Book
Film Club (Acting for Screen) Tue 09 Jan 2018
to Thu 15 Feb 2018
6pm-9pm £330.00 Please book this course through the 'Professional Hub' from the home page