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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 10 week online course which focuses on sharing the joy of reading.
This course caters for all. Each lesson will focus on a short story or poetry by a different author or poet and many different genres, including:
- 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?
Our virtual learning courses brings the classroom to you. Courses are
online, allowing you to study from anywhere however classes run live at
scheduled times and dates. Giving you the full live classroom experience with
other learners and our expert lecturers, all from the comfort of your
With you every step of the way!
Get more from your online courses, let us help you succeed with bespoke packages led by our dedicated online support team:
- Occupational specialists and tutors just a click away to support you
- Expert digital team on hand to resolve IT issues
- Access to free online community for those suffering with adveres mental health, 24 hours a day
- Enjoy incredible discounts while you study with your NUS/Totum student card
New to online learning? Require additional support? Let us help you with each step you take.
For more information about this course please email [email protected].
Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. More information on if this course has a fee can be found in the Availability section below.
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