English for Audiovisual Industry Professionals

Develop your English listening and speaking skills needed to work on international productions and gain a competitive edge in the industry. Sign up and start the journey to success.

Rusell Liriano
Lukerya Tavera
Melissa Cárceres
Igor Beltrão
Vinicius Joaquim
English for Audiovisual Industry Professional
Access to Experts
Access to Experts

Learn from professionals in the audiovisual industry through exclusive master classes.

Relevant Content
Relevant Content

Designed by educators, validated by film industry professionals, and consistent with film industry best practices.

Collaborative Learning
Collaborative Learning

A friendly learning environment enriched by the exchange of experiences with industry professionals.

Career Advancement
Career Advancement

Open doors to international opportunities and expand your career with English specifically targeted to the audiovisual industry.

Is your English Limiting your Career in the Industry?

Is your English Limiting your Career in the Industry?

Audiovisual professionals with poor English skills are at a disadvantage when it comes to working with international crews.

A lack of familiarity with specific terminology can hinder directors who need to communicate with a multinational crew, screenwriters who struggle to present ideas to international producers at film festivals and markets, and crew members who need to communicate quickly on set.

And all are limited in their ability to be at the forefront of knowledge because most of the materials, courses and videos available are in English.

The new GATC/LATC English for Audiovisual Industry Professionals provides the solution! This is the ideal course, to equip you with the necessary English skills for the challenges of the international market.

English for Audiovisual Industry Professionals

The English Course for Audiovisual Professionals is the key to unlocking your potential in the global industry. Designed specifically for audiovisual professionals, this course not only improves your English skills, but also familiarizes you with industry jargon, themes and concepts.

English Course for Audiovisual Professionals
English classes for audiovisual professionals
Exclusive modular educational materials for audiovisual professionals

Features

  • Modules for basic, intermediate and advanced levels
  • 60 class hours per module over 4 months
  • Experienced teachers
  • Lessons in small groups, from 6 to 10 people
  • Weekly live and interactive online classes
  • Recorded lectures for later review
  • Unique and validated methodology
  • Exclusive modular educational materials
  • Classes focused on industry-specific jargon, topics, and concepts
  • Access to lectures and masterclasses with industry experts

Content

Beginner

In the Beginner module, you will have the opportunity to practice dialogues fundamental for on-set routines, learning to introduce yourself, to talk about your specific roles and activities, as well as to ask and offer relevant information in your day-to-day work. In addition, you will have access to an exclusive platform of activities designed to help you get used to the ways of writing in English and to familiarize yourself with the sounds. You will exercise your reading and listening comprehension skills, and will also have four customized oral and written production activities, each of which will receive individual feedback from teachers.

There will be 60 hours of practice, with 36 live, online classes of 90 minutes each, 4 hours for reviews and exams, and at least 2 hours of familiarization with industry jargon through watching exclusive master classes recorded with experts, based on your specific interests.

Unit 1 – Set walkthrough
Introducing yourself and your job
Unit 2 – Running errands
Asking for basic information on the set
Unit 3 – It's a tough life!
Describing equipment and basic routines
Unit 4 – You're ready for a job!
Pitching yourself for a job opportunity
Unit 5 – Start networking now.
Sharing your knowledge

Basic 1

In Basic 1 module, you will have the opportunity to learn preferences for technical decisions, and simple production routines, as well as learning specific vocabulary about formatting scripts and budgets, choosing locations and film crews. You will also have access to materials about the art department, camera movements, and visual effects.

There will be 60 hours of practice, with 36 live, online classes of 90 minutes each, 4 hours for exams and at least 2 hours of familiarization with industry jargon, through attending exclusive master classes with experts based on your specific interests.

Unit 1 – Me, you & the movies
Your role in this industry
Unit 2 – Pre-production drama
Crew hiring, casting and location scouting
Unit 3 – It all starts with a screenplay!
Basic script elements
Unit 4 – First day on set
Set characteristics and routines
Unit 5 – The amazing art department
Costumes and props lingo

Basic 2

In Basic 2 module, you will have the opportunity to practice solving common problems in daily production, learn to give simple responses dealing with diverse situations and how to communicate based on set etiquette standards. In addition, you will review specific vocabulary on team management, employment contracts, and health and safety guidelines. You will also have access to materials on creating resumes, portfolios, showreels and networking strategies.

There will be 60 hours of practice, with 36 live online classes of 90 minutes each, 4 hours for exams and reviews, and at least 2 hours of familiarization with industry jargon, as well as being able to attend exclusive master classes with experts, based on your specific interests.

Unit 6 – Run, P.A., run!
Common set equipment
Unit 7 – Do’s and Don’ts in a movie set
Etiquette and confidentiality
Unit 8 – Murphy’s Law
Health and safety protocols
Unit 9 – Share Your Experience
Basic cv and portfolio creation
Unit 10 – There’s no people like film
Filmmaking stories

Pre-intermediate

In the Pre-intermediate module, you will have the opportunity to describe, discuss and compare different audiovisual departments and how they complement each other in the production hierarchy. You will learn specific production vocabulary related to camera, lighting, sound, set design and costumes. You will also have access to materials about equipment, technical procedures and best practices related to each department.

There will be 60 hours of practice, with 36 live online classes of 90 minutes each, 4 hours for exams and reviews and at least 2 hours of interaction with industry experts through exclusive master classes, based on your specific interests.

Unit 1 - Who’s who and who are you on the film set crew
Describing job responsibilities and requirements
Unit 2 – Behind the scenes
Talking about on-set routines
Unit 3 – Set Communication
Getting to know jargon shortcuts
Unit 4 – Setting-up the set
Presenting tools and equipment used on set
Unit 5 – Working safe and sound
Being aware of health and safety procedures

Intermediate 1

In the Intermediate 1 module, you will expand your conversational skills, learning to communicate in pre-production meetings, workshops and other events that promote ongoing projects, in addition to learning specific vocabulary about narrative elements, technical decoupage of scripts and analysis of budget items. You will also have access to exclusive materials on casting, production design and strategies for facilitating projects in different territories.

There will be 60 hours of practice, with 36 live, online classes of 90 minutes each, 4 hours for reviews and exams, and at least 2 hours of familiarization with industry jargon through exclusive master classes with experts, based on your specific interests.

Unit 1 - Work in Progress
Talking about story and project development
Unit 2 – Get to know your script
Breaking down a script for production and direction
Unit 3 – Set the tone of your project
Describing blocking and rehearsal techniques
Unit 4 – Different countries, different strategies
Examining productions from different territories
Unit 5 – Final touches
Discussing post-production issues

Intermediate 2

In the Intermediate 2 module, you will have the opportunity to describe, discuss and compare strategies for career advancement and development of audiovisual projects, learning specific vocabulary about storytelling, talent acquisition, financing, distribution, and representation by sales agents. You will also have access to materials on relevant topics in the industry, such as the rights that govern intellectual property, the importance of broad representation in audiovisual productions and the importance of eco-efficient or “green” productions.

There will be 60 hours of practice, with 36 live online classes of 90 minutes each, 4 hours for exams and reviews, and at least 2 hours of interaction with industry experts through exclusive master classes, based on your interests.

Unit 6 – Career prospects
Connecting and advancing opportunities
Unit 7 – Designing a project
Exploring pathways for project development
Unit 8 – Production check-list
Working for project viability
Unit 9 – Distribution insights
Strategically sharing content worldwide
Unit 10 – Is content “soft power”?
Discussing the future of the audiovisual industry

Advanced 1

In the Advanced 1 module, you will have the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge, skills and your audiovisual projects through activities whose design is based on the logic which informs pitching sessions. These sessions will refine your vocabulary as it applies to project presentation techniques, audiovisual narratives, and the over-all vocabulary essential to positive participation in festivals and markets. You’ll also have access to materials about collaborating in writers’ rooms, creating the series bible, and relevant industry topics such as the impact of streaming platforms.

There will be 60 hours of practice, with 36 live online classes of 90 minutes each, 4 hours for exams and reviews, and at least 2 hours of interaction with industry experts through exclusive master classes, based on your interests.

Unit 1 – Show me the story!
Refining your storytelling vocab
Unit 2 – The Art of Pitching
Pitching techniques (for you and your project)
Unit 3 – The Awards Circuit
Attending and submitting to festivals
Unit 4 – Film Markets
Selling projects to key market players
Unit 5 – The Streaming Wars
Exploring the streaming business

Advanced 2

In the Advanced 2 module, you will have the opportunity to analyze and discuss aspects relevant to professionalization in the industry, though activities based on the workshops and conversations with experts, refining the vocabulary specific to the protection of labor rights, financing strategies and the creation of representative narratives, with a focus on BIPOC/LGBTQIAP+ authors. You will also have access to case studies on successful pitching and networking sessions.

There will be 60 hours of practice, with 36 live online classes of 90 minutes each, 4 hours for exams and reviews, and at least 2 hours of interaction with industry experts through exclusive master classes, based on your interests.

Unit 6 – The Fine Print
Legally protecting your rights
Unit 7 – Show me the money!
Financing your projects
Unit 8 – Uncomfortable Classics
Building a case for representation
Unit 9 - The Next Generation in Stories
Predicting industry trends
Unit 10 – Your Seat at the Table
Rehearsing for pitching opportunities

Audiovisual Expert Talks

These unique sessions are designed to provide our participants with real-world learning experiences in English, featuring experts from the US and Latin American audiovisual industry. Speakers share their experiences and knowledge, helping participants improve their English skills and prepare to work on international productions and projects.

Speakers in previous Expert Talk:
Kate Lyra
Yolanda Barroso
Rob Klinger
Camila Prisco Paraiso
Pablo Chea
Vanessa McMahon
Macarena Gagliardi
Ira Deutchman
Amina Jindani
Steve Solot

Traditional English Courses

  • Focus on general customer service, shopping, first aid and situations found in tourism;
  • Classes in large groups, hindering learning;
  • Generic English learning materials;
  • Generic exercise lists aimed at establishing grammatical structures;
  • Do not offer shared learning environments with industry professionals.
English for Audiovisual Industry Professional

English for Audiovisual Industry Professionals

  • Focused on relevant, on-set situations and jargon, specific to the audiovisual industry;
  • Classes in small groups, offering greater opportunity for practice and participation;
  • Modular, exclusive teaching materials focused on relevant audiovisual topics;
  • Exclusive exercise platform, aimed at raising awareness of listening and reading for the beginner english level;
  • Opportunity to learn in an informal environment, where all students are professionals in the same field, enriching the learning experience.

Testimonials

These months of class have been a very positive experience in my life. The truth is that I really liked the content taught in this English course, so much so that I would like to continue taking classes at an advanced level. The class material taught was very well organized and my teacher was wonderful, she accompanied us all the way with a lot of patience, good communication and an encouragement that was contagious to continue learning.

This English course has motivated me to continue improving my fluency in the language. I feel that I increased my confidence in myself and reinforced a lot of knowledge that I already knew from my years of experience within the local and international film industry.

Melissa Cárceres
Melissa Cárceres
Dominican Republic

I’ve studied English before, but now I feel more confident in the language and also in the film industry. During the course I could learn the film set lingo and it give me confidence to think in an international carreer.

Danielle Valentim
Danielle Valentim
Brazil

I’m very satisfied with my improvements. After the course I consider myself more confident with my English and able to work on international sets. I really loved the Master Classes, it was very important to guide me for my next plans and projects. I would like so much to continue and I would be very happy if there was the possibility of another scholarship.

Thank you MPA and Spcine for the scholarship, and LATC for all the support and learning.

Lais Britto
Laís Britto
Brazil

My experience with the course was great. I see that my English has improved a lot. Today I already feel able to follow a conversation and express my opinions on the topics that are addressed. Of course I still have a lot to improve, especially in conversation. The Masterclasses are excellent and I was very happy to be able to follow them.

Vinicius Joaquim
Vinicius Joaquim
Brazil

My communication skills improved a lot. I feel more confident and able to speak to other people. I also feel qualified to work with a foreign crew in Brazil. I understood most of the content and there are some expressions and lingo that I’d improve practicing. I’m very satisfied with my development.

I think, the fact that I’ve been studying and making all the homework prepared me to keep the pace and the language alive in my head. I’m very thankful to you all, I am honoured to have met such an amazing institution and professionals. The masterclasses were great and all students were deep into these talks. I am very interested in learning from the experts and also grateful to have the opportunity to know them.

Thanks a lot LATC, MPA and Spcine!

Gabrielle Marçal
Gabrielle Marçal
Brazil

The way this course is designed is impressive. I would never have been able to learn so much if it hadn’t been here. Not everyone understands what it means to work in cinematography, but you do, and thanks to that, I’m here, finishing this course with so much knowledge.

I loved it and I would recommend it a thousand times. Learning a new language has never been so much fun or entertaining.

Rusell Liriano
Rusell Liriano
Dominican Republic
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Date and Time

2x per week | Monday and Wednesday

Basic – 10:30 am or 7 pm

Intermediate – 10:30 am or 7 pm

Advanced – 10:30 am or 7 pm

Calendar

Registration: February 28th to March 11st

Placement tests: March 7th to March 15th

Inaugural Class: March 16th

Classes begin: March 18th

Classes end: July 20th

Time to complete the Midterm Exam: May 21st to 28th

Time to complete the Final Exam: July 2nd to July 9th

LATC Expert Talks: Fridays or Saturdays – TBC

Online certification ceremony: July 27th

2x per week | Tuesday and Thursday

Basic – 10:30 am or 7 pm

Intermediate – 10:30 am or 7 pm

Advanced – 10:30 am or 7 pm

Calendar

Registration: February 28th to March 11st

Placement tests: March 7th to March 15th

Inaugural Class: March 16th

Classes begin: March 18th

Classes end: July 20th

Time to complete the Midterm Exam: May 21st to 28th

Time to complete the Final Exam: July 2nd to July 9th

LATC Expert Talks: Fridays or Saturdays – TBC

Online certification ceremony: July 27th

1x per week | Saturday

Intermediate – 10:30 am

Advanced – 10:30 am

Calendar

Registration: February 28th to March 11st

Placement tests: March 7th to March 15th

Inaugural Class: March 16th

Classes begin: March 18th

Classes end: July 20th

Time to complete the Midterm Exam: May 21st to 28th

Time to complete the Final Exam: July 2nd to July 9th

LATC Expert Talks: Fridays or Saturdays – TBC

Online certification ceremony: July 27th

*GMT-4 (Dominican Republic Time)

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English for Audiovisual Industry Professionals

  • 60 class hours per module over 4 months
  • Experienced teachers
  • Live, interactive weekly online classes focused on industry-specific jargon, topics, and concepts
  • Recorded lectures for later review
  • Unique and validated methodology
  • Exclusive modular educational materials
  • Access to lectures and masterclasses with industry experts
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10 day money-back guarantee

GATC offers a 10 day money-back guarantee. After the start of classes, within 10 days, if you no longer wish to take part in the English for Audiovisual Industry Professionals, you may request a full refund. In the case of payments via credit card, a transaction fee of 6% will be charged by PayPal.

Get to know GATC

GATC is a global audiovisual training center based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Founded in 2008 by Steve Solot, as LATC with an initial focus on the Latin American region, GATC expanded rapidly to other regions as the boom of online platforms for audiovisual content around the world created an increased need for qualified professionals.

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FAQ

(Frequently Asked Questions)

With modules for basic, intermediate and advanced levels, English for Audiovisual Professionals is designed specifically to improve your English skills, but also to familiarize you with audiovisual industry jargon, themes and concepts. In addition, the course gives access to exclusive lectures and masterclasses with film industry experts.

The English course includes live online (synchronous) classes, organized in a live virtual classroom, where students and teachers meet. All participants are expected to be online and connected to the internet during classes. Classes are recorded and can be reviewed again if necessary.

The Payment may be paid using PayPal.

This course is appropriate for professionals with a basic level of English proficiency (A1) up to advanced level (C2). It is not appropriate for professionals with no prior contact with the English language.

Beginners should start with the Survival English For Audiovisual Professionals Course, an intensive module with eight classes with one (or two) month(s) of duration. This module offers adequate preparation for those who wish to enroll in our regular courses.

You will be given an English Proficiency Test to establish your English level.

You must be at least 18 years old to enroll in the English course.

Just write an email to english@latc.global or contact us via WhatsApp: +55 21 98357-3400

No, not all teachers are native speakers.

Yes, all course materials are provided at no additional charge.

Because the course has been developed specifically for Audiovisual Industry Professionals, this unique course develops listening and speaking skills, as well as the industry jargon, themes and concepts used when working in international productions/projects.

Yes, the certificate of participation is provided per module, and requires a minimum attendance of 50% in live classes and delivery of two exams (Midterm and Final) for the completion of each module of the course.

Yes. When you purchase the course, you will choose the schedule that best fits your needs.

Since the English classes are live online, there is interaction with the professor and also with other participants who are also members of the audiovisual industry. Conversation is encouraged.

A series of handouts, including videos, audios and texts from the audiovisual sector, organized into activities that can be carried out in the classroom or as extra practice. Course materials were developed by qualified educators and validated by film industry professionals.

You will need a computer and an internet connection in order to attend class.

Questions may be directed to LATC Team Members via their emails which will be provided at the first class and on the course platform.

Participants may leave the course up to 10 working days from the initiation of classes. In the case of a full course payment, the full amount paid will be refunded. In the case of payments via credit card, a transaction fee of 6% will be charged by PayPal.

Send a message to english@latc.global with the subject “English course cancellation request.”

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