Are you fond of reading?   

Do you find delight in opening a book of classical novels,

short stories, detectives, fantasy or poetry?

Would you like to read in English

and share your impressions

with like-minded people?

Welcome to English literature club!

Each meeting of the club is dedicated to a discussion of a short story. I find that a short story is the best genre to choose for weekly sessions. We are going to read classic and modern short stories by Oscar Wilde, Scott Fitzgerald, Somerset Maugham, Edgar Allan Poe, Jack London, O. Henry, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Isaac Asimov, Neil Gaiman, Alice Munro, John Updike, JD Salinger, James Joyce and others.

We are also going to study some of the best English poems. You will learn to understand and appreciate English poetry, as well as know your favorite poems by heart.

 

 

 

Recommended background

From high-intermediate to advanced English level. Students with strong intermediate level will have to spend more time on vocabulary work and might have more understanding problems, but I hope it won’t put you off, because live classes will help you understand the story and learn new words.

What do you get?

  • Weekly one hour classes in a group up to 6 people held in Google hangouts.
  • A short story in PDF format (often accompanied by an audio)
  • Vocabulary worksheets
  • Questions for discussion

 

How to prepare for the class?

  • Read a short story
  • Study new vocabulary
  • Think about the discussion questions
  • Be ready to speak about the plot, characters and message of the story

How to sign up?

Fill in the contact form. Write if the suggested meeting time suits you. If not, indicate suitable time for you.

Then we arrange a short skype meeting to get to know each other.

Shortly after the payment you will get access to the learning materials and tasks for the class. 20 minutes before the class I will send you an invitation to the meeting.

 

Preliminary schedule

Every Sunday 21.00 Moscow time  GMT +4:00

 

Short story example