Shorts & Coffee

Short Movie Club for English Learners - New Edition

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Shorts & Coffee

It's a place where movie lovers hang out together, watch beautiful short films, chat about them, and learn English along the way.



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

1.) Spoken English Course

We're going to learn about different aspects of the English language by watching and analyzing a short film.

  • Visual dictionary (learn vocabulary visually)
  • Grammar bootcamp (the way grammar is used in spoken English)
  • Slang lab (colloquial expressions and swear words)
  • Differences between American and British English

2.) Movie Course

Let's learn how to talk about all the great films you watch with your movie-loving friends. These modules are particularly suitable for students who have no knowledge of movie vocabulary, including how:

  • To talk about films using a great variety of adjectives
  • Advanced cinematic terms can help you understand movie reviews
  • To use movie scripts to improve your conversational English

3.) A Three-Month Short Movie Club + An Online Café (Chat Room)

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

  • Monthly Film Recommendations: The short films are freely available online on Vimeo. You'll get the link each month and your homework will be to watch them on your own.
  • Worksheets: These exercises will stretch your creative muscles. If you want, you can submit your assignments via Google Docs, and I'll give you feedback on them.
  • Discussions and friendly chats via a messaging platform


The movie club offers an informal place (like an online café), where you can chat about films and socialize with other English learners and movie lovers.

4.) BONUS - Monthly group calls

(Three group calls altogether; one per month)

We'll meet live each month via the Zoom video conference platform and have a virtual party!

It's a one-hour informal chat and a great opportunity to get to know each other and practice your speaking skills!

Coffee, beer, or wine are welcome during our chats.

Your Instructor

Alexandra Kapinya
Alexandra Kapinya

My name is Alexandra Kapinya. I’m an English teacher and movie blogger. 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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Spoken English and Movie Courses

They're immediately available as you enroll for the program.

They include 10 modules with video lessons, online quizzes, and workbooks.

Three-month short movie club

The content will be released monthly.

BONUS - Monthly Group Calls

Once you've signed up for the course, you can schedule your calls, and select the dates and times that most suit you.


Immerse yourself in authentic language and learn how to use English in real-life conversations!

At the end of the course you'll:

  1. Be able to understand movies and native speakers better
  2. Have given your conversational English a boost
  3. Have learned how to talk about your favorite films
  4. Hopefully have made some movie-loving friends from all over the world

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is it for?
English learners who have at least an intermediate level. 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.
How long will it take me to finish the spoken English and movie course?
At least three hours. If you're really busy, study for at least 10 to 15 minutes a day. The video lessons are short, so you can divide your study time in small chunks. Once you've finished the course, get back to it and revisit the content. The more you review, the better you remember things!
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.
What if I have questions or feel stuck during the course?
Come to the chat room and you'll get all the support you need. It's our virtual café (messaging platform) where I'll answer your questions as soon as I can. Here you can also interact with other course participants and help each other.


Prices are in U.S. dollars and include EU VAT charges (if applicable).

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