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International Special Programs

English for Filmmaking

Course Content

This integrated program is designed to help students improve all areas of English while learning about and participating in filmmaking. During this program, in addition to learning about filmmaking, students will learn and practice English vocabulary, pronunciation, and enunciation through acting and directing. Additionally, students will learn and practice grammar and writing through script writing and storytelling.


Objectives

  • Organize oral and written thoughts and ideas logically, concisely, and clearly
  • Utilize the writing process in developing and writing drafts of scripts
  • Use editing strategies to improve and clarify both content and language
  • Deliver rehearsed and impromptu presentations that demonstrate organized content
  • Produce appropriate and basic aspects of English intonation and register during speech
  • Produce speech with clear pronunciation that can be generally understood

Sample Calendar

This program can be custom designed to be any length with any and all topics below. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.

Monday

Introduction to Filmmaking
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

Break
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Listening & Speaking Skills & Film Grammar Practice
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday

Pronunciation, Intonation, Phrasing & Filmmaking Vocabulary
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Break
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Film Techniques
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

Listening & Speaking Skills & Expression through Body & Language
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Break
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Film Techniques
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m

Thursday

Pronunciation, Intonation, Phrasing & Role Preparation
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Break
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Acting
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m

Friday

Script Writing & Scene Discussion
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Break
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Filming
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m