Survival English for Audiovisual Professionals

Recommended language level:
Beginner
Basic
Description: Start learning English with specific situations found on an international audiovisual set. From numbers to clapperboards, from the alphabet to orders of the day, practice your first sentences in this Technical English course for beginners. By the end of the course, you will have learned how 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.
Classes Starts on June 29th

Content

Day 01. Inaugural class

Meet the teacher and the coordination. Group introductions and goals, and the “Practice Makes Perfect” platform.

Day 02. Welcome to the set

Introducing yourself, your job and meeting other crew members.

Day 03. Welcome to the set

Asking questions about work colleagues and basic areas in a set.

Day 04. Running errands

Describing what you do and the equipment you use on set / your work.

Day 05. Running errands

Answering simple requests from the crew.

Day 06. Running errands

Identifying the basic sections in a call sheet.

Day 07. It’s a tough life

Describing on set routines and the role of each main department.

Day 08. It’s a tough life

Listing and solving common problems in a shoot.

Day 09. It’s a tough life

Talking about your work routine, professional habits, likes and dislikes.

Day 10. You’re ready for a job!

Giving instructions, orders, and discussing the dos and don’ts on set.

Day 11. You’re ready for a job!

Following-up on the order of operations on set.

Day 12. You’re ready for a job!

Talking about your professional experience at job interviews.

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

Course Duration

20 hours
/ 12 sessions of 90 minutes each

Target Audience

Designed for Audiovisual professionals in general who want to start learning English, practicing through relevant content, fundamental expressions and on film set routines.

Date and Time

Starts on June 29th
Saturdays – once a week
  • 10 am (GMT-6 / Mexico Time)
  • 11 am (GMT-5 / Colombia Time)
  • 12 pm (GMT-4 / Dominican Republic Time)
  • 1 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
199
Registration Fee*
USD
159

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

Registration Fee**
USD
149

**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.

Bianca Martins
Teacher

Bianca Martins

Bianca Martins is a filmmaker and sound designer. Graduated in Audiovisual at SENAC – SP, and specialized in sound at EICTV, Cuba.
She has extensive experience working as a Sound Technician and Editor in nationally and internationally award-winning films and series. She participated in two editions of the Berlinale Talents (film industry training and networking event) as a Sound Designer: in 2018, at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico, and in 2020 at the Berlin International Film Festival, Germany. In addition to teaching sound workshops at film schools and festivals throughout Brazil, she also holds an international certification as a language teacher – Cambridge Celta Certificate – and teaches private classes in English and Spanish.

Partners

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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