Acting in English

Whether you are trained in another language or are looking to train as an actor, this course is ideal if you consider English as a second language.
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Minimum age

Academic requirements

Course length
Three weeks

Applications open
Late November

Is this course for me?

If you consider English as a second language and you're looking to train as an actor, or you're already working as an actor in your own country or language, then this course is perfect for you.

Key information

You should have a level of English that is approximately IELTS 6.0. Although English language tests aren't mandatory, we recommend that if you are a non-native English speaker without a Level 6 IELTS, then you must have the equivalent English language experience. This will be assessed via telephone interview by the Admissions team.

You can apply for this course through us directly. There is no application deadline for this course, but we advise you to apply early, as places are limited.

20 July-7 August 2020

Complete this form and we will email you when course and application fees have been announced.

All about the course

Language is an essential part of our identity and is a key part of an actor’s toolkit. This three-week course will develop your language and acting skills, whilst exploring how words and language can be used to create characters and express emotions.

Whether you are trained in another language or are looking to train as an actor, this course is for designed for people who consider English as a second language. Using the dynamic and practical tools of drama training, this unique course will extend your communication skills and build your confidence.

Taught by the same tutors and industry professionals that teach our full-time acting courses, class work will involve rehearsing short scenes, enabling you to use your languages skills with greater fluency and efficiency.

The course concludes with an ‘open rehearsal’ of these scenes, attended by your tutors and fellow students.

This course is not validated by a higher education institution (HEI). It is one of LAMDA’s own range of non-accredited courses. Once you've completed the course you will receive a LAMDA short course certificate.

What will I be doing?

Each day will be different, but you can expect the teaching to take shape in any of the following formats:

  • Language classes (including vocabulary, pronunciation and listening skills)
  • Vocal
  • Movement
  • Improvisation
  • Acting for screen
  • Audition technique

We're here to help

At LAMDA, we’re a family. We’ll make sure you get all the support you need to feel at home. Read on for more information about accommodation, visas, healthcare, housing, insurance and student support.

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Your application

Applications for our short courses will open in November. Sign up below and we will email you as soon as applications are open, with details about the course and how to apply.

The application process