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International Literature (B2/C1) 

In this conversation course students choose topics to discuss based on personal interest or curiosity. We prepare short stories, novels, theatre plays, songs, poems, essays or film scripts at home and exchange ideas about what we have read in class. To lighten things up, we use a variety of different media (e.g. film scenes, cartoons, paintings, podcasts, quizzes) which help us to compare and contrast texts from different cultures and times. 

More about our Course

Do you speak excellent English, maybe even better than the Queen herself?

If yes, good for you. If not, don’t worry. We all speak English, but we’re far from perfect. Our motto is “You live and learn”.


Do you like modern, historical, exciting, romantic or funny novels?

We do! We enjoy all sorts of different texts. Our motto: “Variety is the spice of life.”


Are you a literature expert?

We are not afraid of big names, but we believe that “You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy a good read.”



Do you believe that you learn vocabulary in your sleep?

Well, to be honest, it might help to have actually used a new word or two before you go to bed. We think the easiest way to improve and expand your vocabulary is to talk about something that you are genuinely interested in. 


Are you stressed out when you hear the word ‘homework’?

Reading is a simple way to keep your mind sharp.” This is why we read a few pages every week and thus prepare for class discussions.


Do you like a good cup of tea?

Or coffee, or cappuccino or cocoa or …? We often meet in the cafeteria after the course and have a nice chat. You’re welcome to join us!


If you want to know more about this course, visit us on Wednesdays between 09.30 and 11.00am at Volkshochschule Essen or write an email to  karmenheup[@]gmail.com.


Karmen Heup, course teacher


Dr. Rainer Hellerforth,  official course cartoonist 🙂

Link zum Kursarchiv



© Dr. Rainer Hellerforth, Miscellaneous, 2018

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