ESL (English as a Second Language)

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ESL (English as a second language) learn English

through acting & film

Immerse yourself in the ultimate Hollywood experience
Learning English thru films.

Through watching movies, reading and analyzing film scripts you will learn and improve your English.

Benefits of Learning English Through Acting

You will Develop Language Skills – reading, listening comprehension, critical thinking, vocabulary and pronunciation.

VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE!
with OPT (OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING) WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO WORK IN THE COUNTRY AFTER YOUR STUDY’S END.

ONLY FOR STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE 6 or 12 Month Program.

Analyze scripts from Oscar nominated & Oscar winning films from all gendres:Comedic, dramatic and action adventure such as Great Gatsby, Les Miserable, Ted, Lone Ranger, Thor, Dallas Buyers Club, 12 Years as a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, Gravity, Captain Phillips and many more, to grow you vocabulary and learn to pick up American speaking rhythm, tonality, and how to think quickly on your feet.

Advanced/Beginner English for Actors at the Michelle Danner Los Angeles Acting Studio focus on English language development through the art of acting.
By pairing English and drama together, we shift students from learning in the classroom to learning through life, by acting out real world situations.

Each class will fuse skill development with the practice of theatre and film performance and production, which may include: improvisation, grammar worksheets, focused discussion, reading samples, script analysis, in-class writing, pronunciation and articulation development, and watching/commenting on works of theatre and film.

Advance/Beginner English for Actors at the Michelle Danner Los Angeles Acting Studio focuses on English language development through the art of acting. By pairing English and drama together, we shift students from learning in the classroom to learning through life, by acting out real world situations. Students are able to bring the classroom to life by learning language and vocabulary in context through reading, writing, speaking, listening and presentation.

Each class will fuse skill development with the practice of theatre and film performance and production, which may include: improvisation, grammar worksheets, focused discussion, reading samples, script analysis, in-class writing, pronunciation and articulation development, and watching/commenting on works of theatre and film. By making the learning environment safe and interactive, non-native students develop the comfort to let their guard down and subconsciously, welcome the new language with eagerness and enthusiasm.

ESL: ACTING IN ENGLISH LEVEL 1

Beginner/Intermediate

3,6, or 12 Month Programs

 

Through text analysis, table reading, and guided rehearsal, students explore the vocabulary, grammar, subtext and context of a given comedic or dramatic film script. The program focuses on building a foundation for students to grow through a firm acting technique, voice and speech work as well as scene work. The goal is to develop the students’ language skills on multiple levels with a focus on improving their ability to perform in English. Students will be using the language point through drama and comedic films rather than talking about how the language is used.

*Students perform a short monologue from a comedic or dramatic film a short script, practice the dialogue and perform for fellow students.

Having students perform a short drama or comedic script that they’ve developed combines a number of production skills through working in groups. Some of the territory covered includes:

  • Writing skills – writing up the script

  • Pronunciation – working on stress and intonation when acting

  • Focus on specific terminology depending on subject – including target vocabulary taken from previous lessons

  • Negotiation skills with other students – working together to choose a romantic, comedic film, choosing appropriate language for lines

  • Improving confidence – acting in front of others

Pick films and television from all gendres:comedic, dramatic, action

*Learn reading and vocabulary through the analysis of various film and television scripts.

*pick a scene from the script to perform on stage to practice pronunciation

*improvisation is also used to learn and understand English better

Learning Goals

  • Develop Language Skills – reading, listening comprehension, critical thinking

  • Develop confidence, self-expression, vocal development, improvisation, creativity, communication skills and team building.

  • Practice improvisation and the use of more informal English as well as creative text.

  • Understand how to break down a scene and analyze a character.

Performance Goals

  • Rehearse and tape film scenes to be analyzed and critiqued in class.

  • Break down, analyze, and rehearse selected monologues and scenes to perform it in front of a live audience.

 

ESL: ACTING IN ENGLISH LEVEL 2

intermediate/advanced

3,6, or 12 Month Programs

For students wanting to bring their English to a higher level and develop their creative writing skills

 

Students will advance to the next level of classes and continue to focus on applying the techniques they have learned. They will be given more challenging scene work, on camera exercises, and film shoots to develop and hone their screen-acting ability. This program culminates with a public presentation of a short drama script that they’ve developed, combining all of their newly acquired skills through working in groups.

Learning Goals

  • Develop communicative skills – fomulate, express and defened individual ideas and opinions when working

  • Writing skills – writing up the script

  • Pronunciation – working on stress and intonation when acting

  • Focus on specific terminology depending on subject – including target vocabulary taken from previous lessons

  • Negotiation skills with other students – working together to choose a romantic film, choosing appropriate language for lines

  • Improving confidence – acting in front of others

Performance Goals

  • Perform scenes and workshop exercises

  • Develop, rehearse, and perform in a profession theatrical or film production with an invited audience.

FINAL PROJECT: Writing a Drama Script

Aim: Building conversational and team working skills in English

Activity: Creating an English drama script based on a romantic film

 

CLASS TIMES:

Day Time Classes:

Monday through Friday: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

or You May Choose

Night Time Classes:

Monday through Friday: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*There is a possibility customizing your own schedule.

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Phone: 310 • 392 • 0815

Skype: Edgemar.center.for.the.arts

2437 Main Street

Santa Monica, CA 90405

email us at:

info@edgemar.org

Best acting school in Los Angeles, CA

 2437 MAIN ST. SANTA MONICA CA

Los Angeles Acting School PHONE: 310.392.0815
INFO@MICHELLEDANNER.COM