‘Take some books and read; that’s an immense help; and books are always good company if you have the right sort.’

– Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Can you learn English through classic literature?

Certainly! English literature can become accessible to everyone, even if English is not your native tongue. This belief stems from my experience and that of my students since 2014. It is entirely feasible to develop a rich vocabulary, enhance your grasp of grammar, and refine your writing skills when guided with the right approach. Conventional English language lessons alone cannot yield these outcomes.

Furthermore, there is an added advantage to be gained: a deeper appreciation for English literary culture and expressions, akin to that of a native English speaker. My ultimate goal is to witness students progress to a point where they no longer require my assistance, but can read, comprehend, and write confidently in English for their chosen purposes.

In pursuit of this goal, I have created numerous concise lessons based on classic literary texts (which you can find in my ‘Short Lessons’ section) and offer online lessons for those seeking a more in-depth learning experience. I hope you discover inspiration and guidance here to support your language learning journey!

Private ESL Lessons: Language through Literature

(Speaking, reading, and writing English – all levels, using customised texts) 


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