English & Drama

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English & Drama Course

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Intermediate to Advanced

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Course Description

 

Our English and Art Course combines our highly popular General English Course with an exciting and creative course covering theoretical and practical approaches to drama.

This course is available for students with an intermediate level of English and above.

 

 

Syllabus

 

 

Two Different units:

 

Exploring and Developing an Actor’s Skills

In this unit we consider the actor’s use of voice and body to interpret the playwright’s words through a series of structured exercises. This includes working on short open dialogues and exploring different vocal emphasis, different movement and different body language to change the meaning.

Text Work – from Page to Stage

We work on texts leading to performance of selected scenes in the final week of the course in the Barn Theatre. The skills and techniques covered in the first unit will be used in the rehearsal of the chosen scenes. The choice of plays and scenes will be dependent on the number in the class and the male/female ratio. The intention will be to choose texts that give good opportunities to all members of the class, playing roles that allow them to develop their acting skills.

 
 

Different styles of Acting 

      

 

Physical Theatre
Work on images, tableaux, metaphor and Expressionism to create non-naturalistic improvised work. We will look texts that allow us to explore physical theatre techniques and develop physical theatre skills.

Commedia Dell’arte
A practical exploration of the stock characters and key aspects of Commedia such as Lazzi. Building physical comedy skills. Then dividing into groups to rehearse and perform some Commedia scenarios.

Improvisation
Exercises to introduce a variety of improvisation techniques such as Accepting, Building, Blocking, Thought tracking, Spotlighting, Hot Seating, Rewind.

Mike Leigh
Working in the style of Mike Leigh, the students will create naturalistic three-dimensional characters and then develop these characters in a variety of scenes. Scenes will be edited and rehearsed to create short pieces of drama. The students work towards putting on a short performance to fellow students.

Exploring and Developing an Actor’s Skills

In this unit we consider the actor’s use of voice and body to interpret the playwright’s words through a series of structured exercises. This includes working on short open dialogues and exploring different vocal emphasis, different movement and different body language to change the meaning.

Text Work – from Page to Stage

We work on texts leading to performance of selected scenes in the final week of the course in the Barn Theatre. The skills and techniques covered in the first unit will be used in the rehearsal of the chosen scenes. The choice of plays and scenes will be dependent on the number in the class and the male/female ratio. The intention will be to choose texts that give good opportunities to all members of the class, playing roles that allow them to develop their acting skills.

Drama Lessons

We have a very experienced drama teacher who trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama in London. The course is taught partly at Loxdale, but mostly at the Southwick Community Centre in the Barn Theatre. This is a marvellous, professionally equipped theatre space, so students are able to work on their acting skills in an inspiring environment. The aims of this course include developing self-confidence, imagination, individual expression and creativity.

Please note, as the main learning focus of the drama lessons are not English, these are not accredited by the British Council.

Example Course Programme 

*Course prices only 

1 week2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks
£235£470£705£940£1,175
6 weeks7 weeks8 weeks9 weeks10 weeks
£1,380£1,610£1,840£2,070£2,250

Additional weeks are £225 per week

*Half-Board Lunch, Half-Board Dinner and Full Board also include breakfast and dinner at weekends.


Please find more information about accommodation here.

We cater for vegetarians, low fat diets & allergies at no extra cost.

-We also cater for gluten free, dairy free diets, halal & vegan at extra cost of £20 per week

EXTRAS

-Booking fee (£90)

-Course materials (£30 per 10 weeks)

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

One way airport transfer: Heathrow (£125), Gatwick (£90), Stansted (£170)

-Insurance (£5.79 per week)

-Cambridge or IELTS exam (between £142 and £170)

-LanguageCert exam £45 per paper (speaking or writing)

Please visit our School Policies page to find out more about our Terms and Conditions.

Accommodation Options: 

Accomodation OptionsBreakfast with hostsLunch at schoolDinner with hostsDinner at weekends
Bed and Breakfast £94 per weekyesnonono
Half board lunch £116 per weekyesyesnoyes
Half board dinner £116 per weekyesnoyesyes
Full board £145 per weekyesyesyesyes

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The School is open until 17:00. You can stay at school to use the garden, computer room, self-study room or classrooms to continue your studies or just to socialise with your friends.

The school Pavilion is open from 17:30 to 21:00, Mondays and Thursdays, for our adult students. Amongst other things, here you can listen to music, watch a film, play pool, table tennis, board games or computer games, do your homework, play piano, use the wi-fi or just relax and chat to your friends in ENGLISH!

Please see English & Art course.

Course Dates 2021 :   4 to 18 January
8 to 22nd March 
6 to 19 April 

Autumn 2021 Dates:
16 & 30 August
13 & 27 September
18 & 25 October
1, 15 and 22 November

Max Classroom Size : 14 for English lessons 16 for Drama lessons

Difficulty : Intermediate Level and up

20 lessons p/w (15 hours p/w)

27 lessons p/w (20.25 hours p/w) of which
English lessons = 21 Lessons & Drama = 6 Lessons

Adults age 16+, all nationalities

FREE teacher led self-study sessions

End of the course certificate

Homework included: YES

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(Translated by Google) Thanks Anna for receiving us. We visited Loxdale in March in the city of Brighton. This is a unique school. If you are Chilean and you are wondering "where can I do an English course abroad?" For more information about Loxdale Language Centers do not hesitate to contact us!

School Holidays 2021

These are the dates when the school will be closed

Friday 29th March Easter holiday

Week of 5th April Easter Monday 

Monday 3rd May Bank holiday 

Monday 31st May Bank holiday 

Monday 30th August Bank holiday 

Monday 8th November  Holiday 

Monday 20th to 31st December Christmas 

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