1984 - Thursdays from 14th March
1984 - Thursdays from 14th March
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1984 - Thursdays from 14th March

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Read and discuss this groundbreaking, must-read novel, still offering valuable insights today


  • Join this book club and gain extra motivation to read in English
  • 7 hours of live classes to help you develop fluent speaking in English
  • Study this world-famous novel with 'what if' scenarios in science and politics
  • Be corrected by an expert English teacher to remove errors and mistakes

Practise and develop your English online in this upper-intermediate course featuring George Orwell's masterpiece, 1984.  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

1984 is George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, and perhaps the most influential book of the twentieth century.  Winston Smith's job in the Record Department of the Ministry of Truth has him rewriting the past to suit the needs of the Party.  He lives in a totalitarian world, with its total obedience, and surveillance through the ever-watching Big Brother. Longing for truth and freedom, he meets Julia, but soon discovers the true price of being free.

Geoff says:

"This book is a dramatic, gripping read, containing internationally important ideas.  It is one of the most famous novels ever produced. Written in 1948, and published in 1949, we experience George Orwell's totalitarian, bureaucratic world and within it, one person trying to find individuality. Many of the ideas of modern life - screens, the distortion of language - are commonplace now.  It is among the most terrifying novels ever written.  It is a normal novel length at 237 pages or 89,103 words, or you can read the shorter and simpler Penguin Reader version (B2 level)."

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

The book

  • Genre: Political fiction; Dystopian
  • Language: British English 
  • Suitable for: people familiar with reading in English - Upper Intermediate to Advanced
  • Text: Original (Advanced students); Graded (Upper-intermediate students)
  • Length: Average - 89,103 words
Dates & time
  • Thursdays from 14th March- 25th April
  • 17.30 CET (Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Rome & most EU)
  • 16.30 (UTC+0/GMT+0) London, UK, Portugal
  • 18.30 Turkey*, Saudi Arabia*

*Times are 1 hour earlier due to UK daylight saving after 28/03



    Class size

     Maximum 8 participants

    What you learn

    • To confidently speak and debate with others
    • To overcome any gaps by paraphrasing or rephrasing
    • To eradicate errors in grammar and pronunciation 
    • To develop and extend areas of high level vocabulary
    • To be immersed in the natural patterns of English syntax
    • To gain a deeper understanding of cultural issues
    • To perfect & enhance your English through summarising

    Your teacher

    • Geoff Hardy-Gould, BSc, MBA, CTEFLA, DTEFLA. 
    • Over 20 years' experience of UK language schools. 
    • Speaker at:  2024 IATEFL Conference; 2023 IATEFL TechLit! Exploring crossovers between technology and literature; 2022 Extensive Reading Foundation; 2021 TESOL Italia