Shorts & Coffee

Short Movie Club for English Learners

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Are you studying English?

Are you a movie lover, too?

Then you might have tried to learn the language with movies.

It was a bit frustrating, wasn’t it? It’s not easy to understand entire films in English. The actors speak quickly and use slang. You probably didn’t have a teacher next to you who helped you out when you didn’t catch something either.

So, you might have given up, because who has time to watch a two-hour movie nowadays just to practice the language?

It’s time for a change.

Start watching beautiful SHORT FILMS with a teacher who can guide you through the movie!


Shorts & Coffee

Short Movie Club For English Learners

An online course + beautiful short films + a community where you can talk about films over your coffee.



When you enroll, you’ll get immediate access to the school’s platform, where you can take a:

1.) Spoken English Course

One of the reasons you’re probably struggling to understand movies and native speakers is that there’s a huge gap between textbook and real-life English.

In the course’s seven modules, you’ll learn colloquial expressions, slang, and see how people use grammar in spoken English. We’ll also focus on the differences between American and British English.

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2.) Movie Course

You'll learn how to talk about films in English and pick up a lot of vocabulary that will make you feel like a real film critic. At the end of the course, you'll be able to give your opinion about all the great films you watch with your movie lover friends.

3.) A 3-month short movie club + an online café (chat room)

I’ll recommend a short film to watch on Vimeo every single month, and we’ll chat about it via a chat platform. This is an excellent opportunity for you to put everything you’ve learned into practice.



It’s an informal place, like an online café where you can chat about films. You can also socialize with other English learners from all over the world, people who are as passionate about films as you are! Yay!

Why Short Films?

They’re no longer than 15 minutes, so it’s easier for you to find the time to watch them.

If you’re tired of Hollywood blockbusters with predictable stories, you’ll love the short movies I’ve chosen for you.

They’re artistic and creative comedies and dramas that I hope will make your day.



1.) To improve your spoken English. We don’t learn colloquial English at school. It’s no surprise that we are still having difficulty speaking English in a natural way.

2.) You truly love movies and want to watch independent filmmakers ’excellent works and chat about them.

3.) You'd like to have a listening full immersion.

4.) You want to be part of a community of film lovers and socialize with other international students.

5.) You’ve decided to carve out some time for your hobbies and interests! Yay! It’s the perfect time to do it!


No matter where you come from, amazing films and

stories connect all of us on a deep level.

Your Instructor

Alexandra Kapinya
Alexandra Kapinya

My name is Alexandra Kapinya. I’m an English teacher and movie and language lover. I got my university degree in modern languages and did some film studies related to the classics of the Hollywood studio era, with a focus on Billy Wilder.

I created this course because I believe in the power of films. I think they don’t just improve our language skills, but their amazing and inspiring stories enrich our lives.

Apart from English, I’ve learned Spanish and Italian, basically by watching films. At that time there weren’t any materials available to study languages with films, so I created them. While I was watching movies, I took notes and then made my own film vocabulary and exercises.

I’ve always dreamed of a short movie club specifically for English learners. Now, thanks to the Internet, you can be part of it, no matter where you live. You can connect with other language learners and movie lovers from around the world. How amazing is that?

Class Curriculum

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Course Calendar

Spoken English Course (self-paced): It’s immediately available as you enroll for the program.

It includes seven modules with video lessons, online quizzes, and a workbook.

Movie Course (self-paced): It’s immediately available as you enroll for the program.

It includes three modules with video lessons and a workbook.

Three-month short movie club starting in March 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s not included in the course?
Short films. They’re freely available online on Vimeo. You’ll get the title of the film and the link each month, and your homework will be to watch them on your own.
Who is it for?
English learners who have at least an intermediate level. If you’re able to read my blog posts, you can do the work. It’s definitely for you if you’re a real film lover, open-minded, curious, and you want to learn English in a creative way.
Who is it NOT for?
You cannot take the course if you’re less than 18 years old. Be aware that the films can contain swear words. If you think this might be an issue for you, the movie club is not a good fit for you.
Are individual or group lessons via Skype included in the course?
No, they aren’t. You can do a spoken English course and a movie course online at your own pace and participate in the three-month movie club via a chat (messaging) platform. That’s what the club is about.
What if I cannot join the three-month movie club, but I want to do the language and movie course?
You can still sign up for the online course and do it at your own pace. Even if you’re unable to participate in the community, you’ll still have all the resources created for the movie club.
Are the movie club films similar to the ones on your blog?
No. I’ve chosen longer films of around 15 minutes long. Unlike in my blog posts, I don’t use silent or animated films in the movie club. Only mini-movies with real actors and dialogue, so we can learn a lot from the language they’re using.
What if I'm not happy with the course?
If you are not happy with the course, you can get a refund within 30 days of your purchase.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have lifetime access. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like.


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