The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Tuesdays from 4th April

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Tuesdays from 4th April

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Read and discuss this powerful, prize winning murder mystery like no other  


  • Join this book club and gain extra motivation to read in English
  • 5 hours of live classes to help you develop fluent speaking in English
  • Study this novel to discuss differences in how people experience life
  • Be corrected by an expert English teacher to remove errors and mistakes

Practise and develop your English online in this 5 week upper-intermediate English book club course course using The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.  Each week you read some chapters, discuss them in class and improve specific areas of vocabulary or grammar while also examining literary aspects of the novel.  Personalised feedback improves your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

The Book Club book

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' is a hugely innovative and highly successful murder mystery novel. Christopher Boone is fifteen and has Asperger's Syndrome. He is a maths genius but struggles to understand human beings.  Yet, this boy, who hates certain colours and being touched, becomes our detective when he finds a neighbour's dog which has been murdered.  He decides to try to solve the crime, which results in dramatic changes for young Christopher...   

'Outstanding...a stunningly good read' Observer

'Mark Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement... Wise and bleakly funny' Ian McEwan

 Geoff says:

"This book is an international best seller and winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year. It is told through the point of view of the autistic narrator, and has been credited with helping people to understand autism better.  We use the original text of this novel, which is written in an easy readable style. It is a short novel of about 67,500 words"

Only 8 places available.  Click Add to Cart to reserve your place.

The book

  • Genre: Mystery, thriller
  • Language: British English 
  • Suitable for: people new to reading in English:  Upper-Intermediate level+
  • Text: Original 
  • Length: Average - 67,500 words

Date & time

  • Tuesdays from 4th April to 2nd May
  • 18.30 CET (Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Rome & most EU)
  • 17.30 (UTC+1/GMT+1) London, UK, Portugal
  • 19.30 Greece, Ukraine
  • 19.30 Turkey, Saudi Arabia
Age  18+

Online class size

Maximum 8 participants, on Zoom, using break-out rooms for increased speaking and discussion

What you learn

  • To express your ideas clearly, concisely & accurately
  • To improve specific areas of grammar and vocabulary
  • To stop making repeated errors and mistakes  
  • To summarise arguments, highlighting significant points
  • To develop discussions with related comments & feedback
  • To overcome any gaps by paraphrasing or rephrasing
  • To socialise fluently and spontaneously 
Your teacher
  • Geoff Hardy-Gould, BSc, MBA, CTEFLA, DTEFLA. 
  • Over 20 years' experience of UK language schools. 
  • Speaker at: TESOL Italia 2021; Extensive Reading Foundation 2022; IATEFL Conference 2023