Archive for September, 2010

New courses begin!

Announcing new courses for autumn 2010

For adults

•Creative Writing**

•Back to English

•More English

•Literary Trieste/ Advanced Conversation

•Academic English and Presentation Skills.

For Children.

•Children’s Theatre**

Course Descriptions

Back To English (Level 1)

This course is aimed at students who once upon a time (probably a very long time ago!)

studied English at school and are now feeling ‘rusty’. In particular, students will practise

their conversation skills, as well as refreshing some basic grammar and vocabulary.

Wednesdays  9.30 to 10.45        Starts 22nd September till 1st December (break 3rd Nov)

10 weeks

More English    (Level 2)

This course is aimed at students who have a good grasp of the basic grammar and

vocabulary but want to further improve their conversation skills and pronunciation.

Fridays 9.30 to 10.45      Starts 22nd September till 1st December  (break 3rd Nov)                                         10 weeks

WORDPLAY: Creative Courses in English

** courses marked** are in association with

Tekne and will take place in a special and

beautiful space in Opicina…

Literary Trieste / Advanced conversation   (Level 3+)

This course is for both mother tongue and advanced level English speakers who would

like to study and discuss texts written in or about Trieste, including Jan Morris’s Trieste:

The Meaning of Nowhere and James Joyce’s Ulysses. We will also consider Rilke, Svevo

and Saba in translation.

Wednesdays     11-12.30    20th October till 10th December (no session 5th Nov)

Creative Writing        ** (Level 3+)

This course is for both mother tongue and advanced level English speakers who want to

develop their writing skills using techniques from creative writing. This is a superb way

to expand your vocabulary and descriptive techniques as well as freeing you up to write


Fridays.  18.15-19.45**    22nd October till 10th December (no session 5th


Academic English and Seminar Presentation skills

Currently a closed course for SISSA students.

Children’s Theatre   **

This is a brand new course for children (currently there is a group of 8-9 year olds, but if

there are more requests, then there will be more classes!).

Building on my experience teaching script writing to children in London with Theatre

Studio West, I will be using drama and script writing techniques as a FUN and extremely

EFFECTIVE strategy for encouraging children to speak, write and listen IN ENGLISH.

Tuesdays, 5.00 – 6.00    (starts 4th Oct, show on Dec 6th).

About your tutor

Tonya Blowers has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Warwick (UK) as

well as qualifications in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. She has over twenty

years’ experience of teaching adults English language, writing and literature in

universities and colleges in the UK and the USA.

tonya@wordplay.org.uk.      http://www.tonyablowers.wordpress.com.

Cell. 3334068299

Wordplay: Creative English


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