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Course overview

This exciting course is specifically designed for actors for whom English is an additional language.

Participants can expect:

  • Text Analysis (with particular emphasis on nuance, idiom, vernacular and syntax)
  • Monologues
  • Scene Study
  • Voice (including phonetics and pronunciation)

A range of plays will be explored to develop a rehearsal technique utilising the methodology of Stanislavski and subsequent practitioners who were influenced by him.

Due to the content of the course, a level of fluency in spoken English is required; and as such is suitable for students considering studying acting in English or professional actors who wish to build their confidence acting in English. Although the focus will be on British English, there will be opportunity to examine the fundamental differences between British and American English.

This is a practical course; however, some reading/preparation will be required between classes.

Please note that we also offer an online version of this course.

Part of our Acting Essentials series of courses.

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Entry requirements

  • No audition
  • Applicants have to be 18+. There is no upper age limit on this course.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Actors for whom English is an additional language.
  • Those considering the study of acting in English.
  • Professional actors who wish to build their confidence.
Here's previous students Karin De Ponti and Joanna Orlowska discussing their experiences of the course.

How to book

Your booking confirmation will be sent by email. There is no box office collection available.

If you’d like to check whether your level of English is suitable for the course, please email the course leader: michellechadwick@rada.ac.uk.

Prior to the class, you will be contacted with login details, along with any specific text, materials or instructions as required.

Please note: all courses are non-refundable and non-transferable. Due to the structure of the course, full attendance is required.

Frequently asked questions

Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?

Yes. A Certificate of Completion is available for this course, providing attendance has been fulfilled, and the student has adhered to Rules and Regulations of the Academy (see below).

Does the course count towards university credits?

There are no University Credits associated with this course.