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Engelse Literatuur voor vergevorderden (C1/C2)

Course code: 6262

The English Literature Reading Group (C1/C2) is taught in English and open to students of all nationalities.

Do you love reading and discussing a good book in English? If so, we hope you will join us for our new and improved literature course. We are quietly confident that you will find our January theme, Walking, anything but pedestrian.

There are four ‘set books’ which you will need to obtain yourself:
•    Robert Macfarlane: The Gifts of Reading
•    HG Wells: The History of Mr Polly
•    RL Stephenson: Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes
•    Peter Ackroyd’s reworking of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

In addition, we will discuss a wealth of extracts and short pieces from writers such as William Wordsworth, Virginia Woolf, Laurie Lee, Patrick Fermor, Elizabeth Bishop and Rebecca Solnit.
Please read Robert Macfarlane’s essay, The Gifts of Reading, before the first session, when we will share our responses to this short introductory text and plan the homework/research tasks for the following week(s). During the course of the twelve weeks, each participant will take responsibility for a few brief (2-5 minutes) presentations of their findings. You are actively encouraged to contribute to the ensuing discussions on all topics, sharing your interpretation of what is in the text itself and explaining any relevant links to outside sources.

• There is no lesson on Thursday 5 March.

• Books: Robert Macfarlane: The Gifts of Reading; HG Wells: The History of Mr Polly; RL Stephenson: Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes; Geoffrey Chaucer and Peter Ackroyd: The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd.
The four books are available as a package from Waterstones for €30,-  

Donderdag 23 januari 2020
12 lessen van 1 uur en 15 min aanvangstijd 9:45 (klik hier voor de lijst met data en tijden per bijeenkomst)
Prijs: € 270,00
Mw. D.C. (Dani) Rocca
9:45 - 11:00
Locatie: OBA, Javaplein 2 (klik hier voor de adresgegevens)
D.C. (Dani) Rocca
Dani Rocca werkt sinds januari 2009 met veel plezier bij Volksuniversiteit Amsterdam. Zij is een enthousiast en gedreven docent Engels, en houdt van taal, literatuur, leren, lesgeven, cursisten begeleiden en in een team werken. Ze is geboren en getogen in Groot-Brittannië en woont sinds 2006 in Nederland. Dani heeft zowel een tweedegraads diploma (Bachelor of Education: Engels) als een certificaat om Engels aan volwassenen te doceren (Trinity CertTESOL). Ze volgt momenteel de masteropleiding om eerstegraads docent te worden. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dani Rocca has enjoyed working with Volksuniversiteit Amsterdam since January 2009. An enthusiastic and committed English teacher, she loves language, literature, learning, teaching, coaching and teamwork. Born and educated in the UK, she has lived in the Netherlands since 2006. Her qualifications include a Trinity CertTESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) and a Bachelor of Education (English), also known as a tweedegraads diploma. She is currently studying for a Master of Education (English) degree, also known as an eerstegraads diploma.