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English Plus Film (12 week course) Who is this course for?

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This course is ideal for students who want to combine intensive English language studies with an introduction to filmmaking and film theory. In addition to film studies, students develop their language skills and knowledge through a dedicated Special Interest Group developing practical filmmaking skills. Students will also attend acting workshops taught by working actors and enjoy visits to iconic film locations, studios and other industry-related venues.

à 28 lessons per week à Welcome Information Pack à Placement test on arrival, weekly assignments, group participation, and progress tests à Course materials à Use of Computer Learning Centre and film equipment à Visits to iconic film locations, studios and other industry-related venues à Red carpet screening with special awards ceremony à Acting workshops à Access to ClassMate online learning à Wireless internet à Two free social activities per week à End-of-course certificate

Key Facts

Course structure and content

Start dates: 3 January, 3 April, 25 September 2017 Locations offered:

Los Angeles

Level: Kings Level 4 (Lower Intermediate) Length: 12 weeks Lessons: 28 lessons (21 hours) per week: 20 English language lessons (15 hours) focused on filmmaking and film theory plus 8 Special Interest Group lessons (6 hours) dedicated to hands-on filmmaking practice for film students only Minimum age: 16 Average age range: 18 – 30 Maximum class size: 15 Learning outcomes: à Fluency in all main areas of English à Development of specialized film knowledge à Practical experience of filmmaking

The course consists of 28 lessons per week: 20 English language lessons (15 hours) focused on filmmaking and film theory plus 8 Special Interest Group lessons (6 hours) dedicated to hands-on, technical filmmaking practice. This Special Interest Group is an option that is only available to film students. Topics vary each week, but students receive in-depth instruction of pre-production, production, and post-production through lecture, interactive communicative activities, and hands-on participation. Group work is an essential element of this course so attendance is critical to students’ success in the course.

The film studies element of the course covers the following: 1. Contemporary Filmmaking: the history of Hollywood — the business of making films, from blockbusters to independent film 2. Storytelling in Scenes — story structure, concept development, visual storytelling methods 3. Acting Basics — techniques for role preparation, working within a frame, playing according to shot size 4. Production — filming techniques, cinematic framing, lighting and sound 5. Post Production — video editing techniques and practice, types of software

Sample timetable 9.00 – 10.30






Film vocabulary

Film viewing

Film grammar practice

Film acting workshop

Film group presentation

10.45 – 12.15

Film reading

Film discussion

Film storyline writing

Film group planning

Film feedback session

13.00 – 14.30

SIG: Technical filmmaking practice

SIG: Technical filmmaking practice

SIG: Technical filmmaking practice

SIG: Technical filmmaking practice




Transfer agreements

By the end of the course, students will have gained the following skills: à Listening: the ability to understand films without the aid of subtitles, discussions in class on film theory and practice, and specific directions during original film production, including technical and specific vocabulary related to film-making. à Reading: comprehension of daily news stories about the entertainment industry, and clear interpretation of scripts for production needs. à Speaking: the ability to express creative ideas to other students; to engage in preproduction planning; to coordinate production of a group short film; to direct actors and camera on set; to negotiate edits postproduction; and to promote film screenings. à Writing: an understanding of how to write a short script that expresses an unfolding narrative, including dialogue between characters, description of settings, use of screenplay format, and production documents addressing the needs of the story line. à Language Range: the ability to express themselves creatively using a variety of film-specific vocabulary to explain instructions; clarify ideas; and develop characters, setting, and story line. à Language Accuracy: the capability to consistently maintain a high degree of grammatical control in speaking and writing.

Assessment is based on weekly assignments, group participation, and tests.

Kings LA offers transfer agreements with the New York Film Academy and the Musicians’ Institute.

Filmmaking equipment English Plus Film students have access to the following at Kings Los Angeles: à Classroom equipped with an interactive projector or smart television for interactive learning experience à Computer Lab supplied with 15 iMac desktop computers à iMac desktops with user-friendly scriptwriting program software installed à Production equipment including prosumer DSLR camera, sliders and dollies, lighting tools, microphones, tripods à Post-production: professional, up-to-date film editing software

If I hadn’t studied film at Kings, I would be having a lot of problems now at NYFA. And NYFA is awesome, so thank you!

” Hiroki Gohara, English Plus Film student

The films which students create as part of the course can now be viewed on a dedicated YouTube channel

A wide range of production equipment

Many of our students have come back to us and thanked us for giving them a leg up in the film industry, and have told us that they’ve really benefitted from their time (on the English Plus Film course at Kings Los Angeles)

Ryan Bean, English Plus Film teacher at Kings Los Angeles

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Apple Mac video editing suite

Online content

12-week English Plus Film course at Kings