English Literature for ESOL Students

Want to expand your range of reading but not brave enough to do it on your own? Join this course and explore a variety of English literature novels, short stories, poems, and essays. You will improve your reading fluency and your vocabulary, discuss a variety of themes and learn more about the richness of the English language. This course is ideal for advanced students and will take your English up to the next level.

Who is this course for

This is an upper-intermediate level course. It is the right course for you if:

You have a good level of English and you read in English often but you want to work with more challenging texts and learn about different types of literature in English. You want to enrich your vocabulary, develop your reading fluency and explore how meaning is created.

What does this course cover

You will read different types of literature - poetry, plays, short stories and extracts from novels - over a range of topics, such as London, life, love and politics You will discuss these themes with your teacher and your classmates. You will use these texts to build on your knowledge of vocabulary and grammar and better understand the different types of English that is used. You will practise using some of this different language in the class through various activities.

What will it be like

Your teacher will give you the texts to read in class or at home and you will discuss the language together as a class. You will be expected to give your opinion on the different textsand the themes which come up. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about new vocabulary and grammar and your teacher will sometimes give you exercises based on this. Your teacher will use videos, YouTube and other recordings and may also use trips outside of the classroom.

The teacher will talk regularly to you about your progress and what you need to do in order to improve.

What else do you need to buy or do

You need an A4 file, paper, pens and pencils. An English-English dictionary is also useful. Other materials and books are available in the Student Resource Room. You need to keep a file with all your work in and you need to do homework to ensure you progress as well as you can.

What this course could lead to

After this course, you may be ready to attend other non-ESOL courses on English Literature. Pronunciation would also be an excellent course to attend either at the same time as this course or after it. The Cambridge First course at Mary Ward could also be suitable for you.

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