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At a Glance

  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Additional Cost: £145 per week
  • Hours of Tuition: 15 hours per week
  • Class Size: Maximum 15 students
  • Age Range: 11 to 15 years
  • Suitable for English Level: Upper intermediate and above
  • Key Skills Developed: Creative Writing, Analysis, Critical Thinking, Independent Study
  • Suitable for Further Study or Career: English Literature, Journalism, Advertising, Teaching
  • Please note that this course is only available in weeks 1-4.

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Why Choose English Literature?

In our English Literature course, students develop both their understanding of English literature in an inspirational and supportive two-week programme. Through a series of interactive lessons and workshops, our students will look at both classic and modern literature, from Dickens to J.K. Rowling, and modern screenwriting, to see how literary techniques are used to create compelling characters and stories.

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Course Objectives

  • To study an array of literary works, their themes and contexts, including fiction, short stories, poetry and Shakespeare
  • To express critical responses to literary examples during stimulating group discussions
  • To create and present a class anthology of literary works
  • To improve all-round confidence in using English communicatively
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How You’ll Learn: Time to Shine

To succeed in their writing, it is important for students to develop their skills in creativity and collaboration, so as part of our Time to Shine programme our students will work together to create an anthology of short works of fiction, drawing inspiration from the literary works studied and the wealth of British literary history available to them while studying in Oxford. Students will also participate in an immersive poetry workshop at the end of the course, to further develop their creative writing flair and confidence in spoken performance.

What You’ll Take Away

A strong understanding of literature can open up an array of opportunities to our students. If they wish to study for a profession which relies on an accurate and impressive writing style, such as journalism, writing or Public Relations, then our English Literature & Creative Writing course will offer the training and guidance they need, through its focus on writing, communication and language.

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