Literature Based English Conversation Class

If you are looking for an opportunity to read and engage in stimulating discussions, come and join the Friday, literature-based, conversation class with postgraduate educator, Arlene Kushida.

She says, “The literature selections will take you on inspiring journeys to explore and expand your knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of language and cultures.  So if you are ready and eager to try, come join this offering of a literature-based English conversation class. We will explore the world through the words of great literary giants such as Hemingway, Carver, Fitzgerald, Morrison, Saroyan, Chopin, just to name a few.  

It will be an opportunity to hone your conversational skills through short stories, poetry, plays, lyrics, and novels you’ve always hoped to read.”  Some of the selections read last semester include: 1984 by Georges Orwell, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Fences by August Wilson, Rise of the Rocket Girls by Natalia Holt.  This semester one of the selections will be the 2016 Pulitzer winner, National Book award nominee, and the 2017 choice for the “One City, One Book” award, Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

The class is designed for intermediate to advanced level participants.  All books are provided.  Due to the discussion-based environment, children will not be able to attend.

Leader: Arlene Kushida, certified English Instructor