Acting in English

Suitable for both experienced actors as well as beginners, this engaging course will help you access your full potential when acting and working in English as your second language.


In-person at LAMDA

Course Fee 

Course length & date
Three weeks 25 July - 12 August

Applications for this short course have now closed. Register your interest for courses starting in 2023 here.

Is this course for me?

If you consider English your second language and you are currently studying acting or considering becoming a professional actor, then this hands-on, practical 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.

You can apply for this course through us directly.

Course Fee: £1,785

Application Fee: £21

If you are offered a place on this course you will need to pay a deposit of £185 within five days of the date of your offer email to secure your place. You will need then to pay the remainder of the course fee within 21 days at the latest.

Please see below for information about our cancellation / refund policy.

All about the course

Language is an essential part of our identity and is a key part of an actor’s toolkit. Especially when working with English as your second language though, it can sometimes feel like a barrier, especially if we are self-conscious in pressured situations, such as auditions or in performance. 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, all in a safe environment.

This course is designed for people who consider English their second language. Using the dynamic and practical tools of drama training, this unique course will improve your communication skills and build your confidence. You will work with a group of like-minded people from across the world and be able to form great connections, share your experiences, learn from each other, and explore the rich cultural offering of London and its surroundings.

Taught by the same tutors and industry professionals that teach our full-time acting courses, classes work will involve rehearsing short scenes, enabling you to use your languages skills with greater fluency and efficiency, practical pronunciation exercises, and physical work to connect breath and voice to your body. You will learn about the joy of the rhythm of the English language both in contemporary text as well as set text and poetry, and get lots of opportunities to share work or perform in front of your peers.

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:

  • Approaches to developing characters and analysing scripts
  • Language classes (including vocabulary, pronunciation and listening skills)
  • Voice work and warm ups
  • Movement
  • Improvisation
  • Audition Technique and self tapes