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Oxford Bookworms

Contemporary and classical short stories from well known authors will be addressed and discussed in the class under the guidance of one of our literary experts. They will analyse and explore the literary, stylistic, historical and societal contexts of the book whilst looking at one book per course. Class participation requires language skills of C1 and higher.  Participants can define further books for follow up courses.

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Course 1 - A Tangled Web

(Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Maeve Binchy, V.S. Naipual, Somerset Maugham, Frederick Forsyth, Clare Boylan, Paul Therouy, Oscar wilde, Joanna Trollope)

Deception is usually frowned on as morally unacceptable, but is it always wrong? Can hiding or distorting the truth sometimes have good effects, adding to the sum of human happiness? These ten short stories are full of secrets and lies, from a light-hearted bit of fun to dark and desperate deceit; but whether harmless or evil, deception can sometimes lead to quite unexpected complications. 

Course 2 - From the Cradle to the Grave

(Evelyn Waugh, Roald Dahl, Somerset Maugham, Saki, Frank Sargeson, Raymond Carver, H.E.Bates, Susan Hill)

These stories explore the trials of life from youth to old age: the idealism of young people, the stresses of marriage, the anxieties of parenthood, and the loneliness and fears of older people.  The wide variety of writing styles includes black humour, satire, and compassionate and realistic observation of the follies and foibles of humankind. 



CHF 360.- incl. teaching material


For this course, you need English language skills at level C1.

If you are unsure of your level then please do not hesitate to take our complimentary placement test.
If you have any questions then do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 71 11 11.


From 18:30 to 20:00
From 10:00 to 11:30 (Saturday Courses)


AKAD Zürich Oerlikon, Jungholzstrasse 43,
8050 Zürich


4 weeks
(8 lessons)

Start Dates

Tuesday, 15.5.18
Wednesday, 13.6.18
Saturday, 9.6.18
Saturday 23.6.18
Monday, 13.8.18
Thursday, 13.9.18
Saturday, 15.9.18
Wednesday, 17.10.18
Saturday, 20.10.18


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AKAD Language+Culture
Jungholzstrasse 43
8050 Zürich

Telefon 0800 71 11 11
Telefax 044 368 71 12
E-Mail sprachen@akad.ch

MO - DO: 08:00–12:00 / 13:30–17:00
FR: 08:00–12:00 / 13:30–16:00