Do you want to use & improve your English?
Do you have enough opportunities to speak in English and to improve your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation?
Do you need extra motivation to read books in English, or worry that you miss the author's deeper meaning?
Would you like to meet up every week with other non-native English speaking book lovers? Join this unique English book club for a new, positive, life-enhancing experience. Spend your valuable time doing something you love each week, immersing yourself in an English reading club.
How it works - in 3 easy steps
"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."
New English Book Club courses
There are eight fantastic novels that you can read & discuss in an English book club course starting in the week beginning 13th November. These are for five weeks.
For upper-intermediate level there is Tracey Chevalier's great novel The Girl With The Pearl Earring about the model in the famous painting by Vermeer. Another choice is Verity by Colleen Hoover which is a much loved thriller, telling the story of a writer doing research into another writer's life.
At a more advanced level we have The Handmaid's Tale - a powerful insight into a possible future in which some women's rights and freedoms have changed. Margaret Atwood is a fantastic writer who subsequently was awarded the Booker Prize. Another female writer is the New Zealander Katherine Mansfield who is one of the finest ever short story writers. Her collection The Garden Party and Other Stories is a must read book in the centenary year of her death.
Another Booker Prize winner is Damon Galgut for The Promise. This modern South African writer tells the story of a family divided by its responses to the death of a much loved female servant. There are also some great classics to choose from - The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger is a book everyone should read once! Another giant of American literature is William Faulkner. His novel The Sound and The Fury is a challenging book, but well worth it. And we also have the 1985 modern classic Perfume by Patrick Süskind - the story of a murderer!
Come and join our international book club. Book Club School makes it enjoyable to use and improve your English online. You read or listen to the books you like and then discuss them in your online English book club class, with correction and improvement from your teacher.
"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."
"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."
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!
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.
"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."
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!
"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."
"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. "
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!
- 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.
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