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

Application Fee

Course Date
Monday 29 July - Friday 9 August 2024,  from 10am - 5:30pm each day

Application Deadline
Friday 12 July 2024 at 3pm (UK time) 

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Is this course for me?

If you consider English your second language and you are a professional actor, currently training in acting or considering becoming a professional actor, then this hands-on, practical course is perfect for you. This is an intensive programme designed to provide a complete training in Acting in English. With support from industry experts, you'll develop your own practice whilst learning within a cohort of passionate international actors. 

About the course

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

You will work with a group of people from across the world and will 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 tutors and industry professionals that teach our full-time courses, class work will involve rehearsing short scenes, enabling you to use your languages skills with greater fluency and efficiency, 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. You will get lots of opportunities to share work in front of your peers. 

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

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: 

  • Vocal work and warm-ups

  • Approaches to developing characters and analysing scripts

  • Movement

  • Audition technique and self-tapes

Key information

You must be aged 18 or above at the beginning of the course.  

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 LAMDA directly. 

If you're not sure if this course is right for you or if you meet the requirements, contact our short courses team on [email protected]

Course Fee

Application Fee

If you are offered a place on this course you will need to pay a deposit of £129.50 within five days of the date of your offer email to secure your place. You will then need to pay the remainder of the course fee within 21 days at the latest. Please see below for information about our cancellation / refund policy. 

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