English Communication Skills
Through Drama


This unique English as a Foreign Language course is perfect for non-native speakers of English who would like to improve their language skills. Perfect for anyone who would like to be an actor, or for anyone already working in the industry, this course offers a combination of drama training and English language classes.

English Communication Skills Through Drama, Student Quote

While at LAMDA, students on this course take classes in English language, voice work, movement, role-play and Alexander Technique. Classes are taught by core LAMDA staff. Students work in small groups, with approximately 16 students in a group. 

Through participating and observing, students develop their acting and language skills and work on a variety of dramatic material, including Shakespeare and other playwrights of his time.

The English language sessions focus on speaking and listening skills as well as developing vocabulary and pronunciation. This work continues in project rehearsals where students work on short scenes that will help them to use English more effectively.

The course leads to an ‘open rehearsal’ of scenes which students have prepared over the three weeks.

Students on this course also have the opportunity to attend a performance at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

This course is not validated by a higher education institution (HEI). It is one of LAMDA’s own range of non-accredited certificates. Students who complete this course will receive a LAMDA Short Course Certificate. 

This course is likely to take place both on-site at LAMDA and at some off-site locations near the LAMDA campus. Applicants will be notified in due course.

The minimum entry age for this course is 18.

Entry is by application form with a short personal statement.


Applications open on 30 September 2016.

There is no application deadline for this course but we advise you to apply early, as places are limited.

Online Application

Online application fee: £21


31 July – 18 August 2017





There is no UK government funding available for this course. Students must be self-financing. Click here for information on making independent applications for funding.


LAMDA does not have its own student accommodation. Housing is available upon request, and for an additional cost, to short course students aged 18 and over. It is assigned on a first come, first served basis and cannot be guaranteed. Click here for more information. 


If you are not from an EU or EEA country or Switzerland, you will need to obtain a Student Visitor Visa prior to entry to the UK if you are a visa national or upon entry to the UK if you are a non-visa national. It is each student’s responsibility to have the right documentation for study when they arrive at LAMDA.

Please note that you cannot enter the UK on a Visitor’s Visa if your intention is to study on this course. If you do not have a valid visa, you will not be allowed to study at LAMDA.

Please note that you need to bring your passport on the first day of your course.

See this website for more information.


Course runs Monday to Friday (unless the course dates include a Bank Holiday), 35 hours per week. It is taught by the same tutors and industry professionals who lead our full-time training, supported by visiting artists and recent LAMDA graduates.

For international students: We can provide transcripts on request once you have completed this course. Please email our Admissions team on admissions@lamda.org.uk for more information. Any credit enquiries should be made to your home university or college. 

LAMDA reserves the right to alter the advertised courses and course content. 

“Thank you very much for this amazing experience. I am very grateful to have discovered LAMDA’s brilliant teaching and the very friendly environment of the school.”

LAMDA Short Course student