Be part of an English Book Club 

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Do you want to use & improve your English?

Man and woman in conversation in English


We help you to actively use your English each week by discussing part of an interesting book in your online English book club.

We provide an extra motivation to read, listen, write and discuss in English each week.

We help you speak in English with other people who love books - discovering different opinions, ideas and the background to the book. We help you enter, reflect on and discuss the world the author has created.

Geoff Hardy-Gould, founder of online Book Club School courses


💭 Using video, podcasts and break out rooms, Geoff carefully guides your discussion and understanding of the book, while developing your English. He has over 25 years' experience in English language teaching, and loves novels.

🔭  Unique 5 point methodology to build all your English skills

💯  100% of participants would recommend it to their friend

❣❣❣  Many repeat participants who are proud to be part of an English book club

How it works - in 3 easy steps

Learning English online using your laptop and book to study for your class on Zoom

1. Know your level

Which book groups are right for you? Not sure? Take our test here. Or click here for a free 15 minute online consultation to find out more about what is right for you.

Test of English
This image shows a book club book but we study many different English stories in Book Club School. You buy the books yourself (e-books or paperbacks).

2. Choose a book club

Choose the English Book Club course that you are interested in - consider the day and time, the type of book you like, the level. Enrol. Automatically you receive the Zoom code in a download.

Choose a Book Club & enrol

3. Start speaking in English

You buy the book yourself (paperback, e-book, or audio book). Each week you read or listen to the chapters your teacher advises, and join your English book group once a week on Zoom.



Case Study

"Brilliant. I have attended many English courses but they never helped me  to really progress. I always remained at the same level of speaking. Book Club School is definitely innovative. I bought the one to one lessons with Geoff and we chose the book "The Thursday Murder Club" because I love mystery books.  Having to prepare for the weekly lesson, I found this commitment to reading very useful. I found myself thinking in English thanks to the obligation to read in English a little bit every day. And when I meet Geoff, we have a topic to talk about, the book, and a vocabulary of new words to use that I've built up while reading. I really like this method, it's fun and I feel I'm becoming more and more fluent. I definitely want to continue."

Daniela, Italy

Why take an English book club course?

There are many reasons why people take these courses.

Confidence. A common reason is to improve confidence in your spoken English. Each online book club is a small group of friendly people who are all non native English speakers plus your British teacher. The environment is positive and inclusive - helpful for building belief in yourself when speaking in a foreign language.

Challenge. It is a tremendous achievement to read and discuss a foreign book in the original language. Book Club School helps many people to read their first book in English, and these participants have taken great pride in their achievements. Reading a classic book in English is another challenge that some people set themselves.

Language improvement. Reading in English is a great way to naturally improve your vocabulary and to process repeated patterns of words and phrases used correctly in context. It is magic learning as you acquire language naturally, just as you did as a child. By writing a weekly summary and having it corrected you can improve your written English and grammar. And in the online book club sessions errors in your spoken English are corrected.

Language maintenance. If you don't use your English it will slowly degrade. Some participants find that they don't have friends or colleagues to speak to in English anymore. They use this English book club course to maintain their English level and stop it slipping backwards.

Intellectual stimulation and fun. New participants are often surprised that the book club course is really fun. Booklovers are often delightful - interested in others, fascinated by stories, intellectually curious. Many of the participants have become friends with each other, as you often have a lot in common with others. This is a great way to spend an hour every week.

Come and join our international Book Club courses and improve your English one page at a time.

"My heartfelt thanks for having helped me take an interest in reading, after various unsuccessful attempts done on my own.  The Book Club takes the pleasure of reading to another level, where, besides reading, one is given the opportunity to share your thoughts and learn from others."

Antonella, Italy

"It was an amazing experience! The teacher was excellent. I really noticed an improvement in the way I communicate. My co-workers told me that I had improved. The teacher always corrected our grammatical mistakes which helps us to improve."

Alexandra, Panama

It was the first time I participated in a Book Club School. I love reading in my native language, but I was worried to face reading in the English language. I needed a guide, and I found it! Good teacher, few people and exciting books are perfect ingredients to improve English skills. Highly recommended to books lovers!

Giovanna, Italy

Great learning experience. Have found solid motivation to read regularly. Group members and Geoff are very friendly. Club atmosphere is warm and cozy. Looking forward to reading and talking through new books.

Dimitri, Russia

"I knew from the beginning that your method of teaching English was different and innovative but I didn't expect to become part of a wonderful community and to make new friends. Now, besides improving my English, the book club has become a weekly appointment I cannot miss."

Francesca, Italy

Such a wonderful experience: small groups, the best teacher and a great selection of books! If you want to improve your English reading novels and speaking, you will love these courses!

Guendalina, Italy

"The book club is really useful to improve your reading of classic and modern books. With Geoff's guidance I really was able to understand the different aspects that every story tells us. If you love books and you would like to share your ideas, this is definitely your place."

Luciana, Argentina

"I really enjoyed rediscovering The Great Gatsby, but also reading some unfamiliar American poetry and short stories and found the class meetings were always eye-opening. I would certainly recommend Book Club School and am looking forward to starting a new course. "

Martine, France

Reading is considered a solitary activity by many, but for me it was a surprisingly enjoyable experience to read on and discuss new chapters of the book with my course-mates week after week. Our teacher Geoff was great in leading our discussions and adding new aspects to the novel. A totally positive experience!

Cecilia, Hungary
  • Helping others

  • For every book that a student reads, we donate €1 to The Gladi Gladi Trust, a very small charity that helps to fund the education of a poor community on Tasso Island outside Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa.
  • Classroom

  • Temporary primary classroom required due to population growth
  • Gain confidence

  • Speaking about books in English
  • Your teacher

  • Passionate - Qualified - Professional

Helping others

For every book that a student reads, we donate €1 to The Gladi Gladi Trust, a very small charity that helps to fund the education of a poor community on Tasso Island outside Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. More details


Temporary primary classroom required due to population growth Details

Gain confidence

Speaking about books in English

Your teacher

Passionate - Qualified - Professional