English for Assistant Directors 2.0: On-set Communication Strategies

Recommended language level:
Pre-Intermediate
Intermediate
Advanced
Description: This course is designed to equip and prepare you with some of the essential strategies and skills for effective communication on set. By the end of this course you will know more about common set vocabulary (lingo), proper walkie talkie use and gain experience on leadership through practical exercises with your classmates in English. It is recommended that you do AD’s 1.0 course before taking this course.
Classes Starts on July 29th

Content

Day 1. Important on-set vocabulary day 01

Learn to communicate better through simple on-set English vocabulary.

Day 2. Important on-set vocabulary day 02

Learn to communicate through simple on-set vocabulary and Assistant Director jargon in English.

Day 3. Copy that

Learn walkie talkie etiquette and lingo in English so as to convey and receive simple walkie talkie messages.

Day 4. Leadership skills

Tips on how to be a great leader. Build more confidence when leading international film sets. Learn about set posture, tone of voice and body language through practice in class, in English.

Day 5. Communication breakdown

Real life examples of possible mistakes on set. Experience specific situations involving lack of communication on set and learn how to deal with these situations.

Day 6. Selling yourself

Tips on how to self-promote. Learn how to exchange personal information and contacts, and how to get yourself out in the market to promote international interaction.

Days 7 and 8. Hands on experience

Days 7 and 8 will focus on hands-on exercises between students to role play different types of set interactions, applying the concepts learnt throughout the course.

Overview. Please note that content distribution may vary based on course flow and participants' previous knowledge.

Course Duration

12 hours
/ 8 sessions of 90 minutes each

Target Audience

This course is aimed at Assistant Directors currently who wish to further their experience on international film sets.

Date and Time

Starts on July 29th
Mondays and Wednesdays
  • 4:30 pm (GMT-6 / Mexico Time)
  • 5:30 pm (GMT-5 / Colombia Time)
  • 6:30 pm (GMT-4 / Dominican Republic Time)
  • 7:30 pm (GMT-3 / Argentina-Brazil Time)
Only 12 places available, delivered via Google Meet.

Registration

To register, please fill out the entry form, and after make the payment through PayPal.

Payment

Registration Fee
USD
139
Registration Fee*
USD
109

*Registration Fee with 20% discount for GATC-LATC alumni or associates of GATC partners

Registration Fee**
USD
99

**Registration Fee with 25% discount for Women, or Black, or Indigenous, or Transgender people, or people with disabilities

Guarantee

7 day money-back guarantee

GATC offers a 7 day money-back guarantee. After the payment of the course, within 7 days, if you no longer wish to take part in the Intensive Technical English for Audiovisual 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.

After the 7 days of guarantee, there will be no refund of payment.

Julia Ferreira
Teacher

Julia Ferreira

Julia has more than 11 years experience as an Assistant Director in the audiovisual industry, in association with prestigious players such as Netflix, Star Plus, Disney, Paramount, HBO, Viacom, CBS, Globoplay, Mixer, O2, Gullane and others. She has worked in both English and Portuguese speaking sets in over twenty productions. She graduated from UNSW (University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia) in Media, Culture and Technology and has an extension degree in Cinema, Television and Culture Related Subjects from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – Madrid, Spain. She is currently one of the English Teachers at LATC, teaching English for Audiovisual Industry Professionals, as well as for individual ESL Students.

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FAQ

(Frequently Asked Questions)

Online Short courses in technical English as applied to topics and functions on set and in the audiovisual industry in general, designed for busy professionals who have little time and well-defined goals.

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.

Each course is appropriate for a reccomended English level. For beginners, we offer Survival English for Audiovisual Professionals, to start learning English with specific situations found on an international audiovisual set.

You can take our Written English Proficiency Test to establish your current 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 course, and requires a minimum attendance of 75% in live classes.

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 7 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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