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Books offer us comfort, companionship and escape in these stressful and
sometimes lonely times, as well as developing life and literacy skills.
SGS are offering a free 4 week online course which focuses on sharing the joy of reading.
This course caters for all. Each lesson will focus on a short story by a different author, in a different genre:
- Gothic horror
This course is the perfect opportunity to broaden your reading experiences and try something new. The short stories will be emailed to you by your tutor before each lesson-so no need to buy any books!
Our lessons are fun and informal, with the chance to chat and make new
friends. The only thing we ask is that you find a comfy chair and bring a
Each lesson will include a short presentation giving you some background information on the author and the cultural or historical context of the story.
This will be followed by a discussion of the story-but not in a way that makes you feel as if you’re back in an English class at school! We will focus on things like how did the story make you feel or which character did you love/hate and why?
How will I learn?
With this course we have brought the classroom to you and created an 4 week interactive online learning environment. These sessions are never pre-recorded and like in a classroom you will have a teacher and other students interacting with you live on set teaching dates. Allowing you to ask questions and gain skills all without leaving your desk.
For more information on how you will learn please email [email protected].
IMPORTANT INFORMATION DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we may need to take a number of measures that could affect our planned delivery method. For example; planned on site delivery may take a blended approach; a mixture of classroom based and online activities. We will endeavour to ensure course information, including delivery method and pricing, is updated when changes are having to be made. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us before completing an enrolment form.
This course is an online distance learning course and is not effected by any Covid-19 delivery changes.
For information on how this may impact community courses please email [email protected].
DISTANCE LEARNING PLATFORM
The choosen platform for this course is Microsoft Teams. Teams allows learners and teachers to seamlessly work together, create content and share resources from a single, easy-to-learn and simple platform. On successful enrolment onto this course you will be provided with all the details required to set up Teams.
Please be aware this course does not have a fee that is payable on enrolment how a material fee for oils will be charged.
If you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.
For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.
This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.
Within 24 hours of enrolment submission you will receive an automated email notification with information on what happens next.
Course information last updated: Tuesday 11th May 2021 @ 10.51am (18 hours ago)