Authorises Exam Centre

English Literature & Translation

October 2021 - July 2022

The purpose of this unique discussion-based course is twofold: one, it provides you with regular practice in the skill of translating cultural texts from German into English, thus activating, improving and enriching your knowledge and command of the English language and culture; and two, it introduces you to, and enables you to discuss novels by seven major writers.

The theme of the new course is

20th Century English Romantic Fiction

Each of the novels and short stories that make up this course are stories of the human condition and of the very human responses to it: profound, moving, tolerant, and seldom without humour. The voices you will hear are those of the humanist – one who, to quote the Edwardian writer, E.M. Forster, ‘is seriously committed to human values while refusing to take himself too seriously’.

The course-leader is Philip Moore. You are invited to attend the course either from 17.15 - 19.15 on Tuesday evenings, or from 16.30 - 18.30 on Friday evenings, beginning on Tuesday 19th October 2021 and Friday 22nd October 2021, respectively. The course ends in July 2021.


When & How much

1 x per week Tue 17.15 - 19.15 H 730 € / Course*
1 x per week Fri 16.30 - 18.30 H 730 € / Course*
from to  
19.10.2021 26.07.2022 late registration possible
22.10.2021 29.07.2022 late registration possible


Classes are not taking place during school holidays and on public holidays. 

Course details

Small groups

Course-members are asked to read the following titles, which are obtainable as a set from our Reception. They will be discussed in the order given below

  • The Painted Veil (1925) by W. Somerset Maugham (Penguin)
  • Frenchman’s Creek (1941) by Daphne Du Maurier (Virago Modern Classics)
  • Quartet in Autumn (1977) by Barbara Pym (Picador Classic)
  • Strangers (1981) by Anita Brookner (Penguin)
  • The Old Devils (1986) by Kingsley Amis (Vintage Classics)
  • Pack of Cards (1987) by Penelope Lively (Penguin)
  • The Sea Lady (2006) by Margaret Drabble (Penguin)

The above titles are obtainable at our reception at 83,- € a set. As the size of each group is limited, prompt enrolment is recommended.

The course-leader is Philip Moore.

How to register

To benefit fully from this discussion-based course, your current passive level of English should be equivalent to approximately that of the C1 Advanced (CAE) C1 (CEFR).

If you are unsure of your present level, it can be determined by the free grading service the Cambridge Institut provides (45 min. writing + 10 min speaking test, please register at Reception).

Daily Mon – Thu 9.00 H – 19.30 H
Fri 9.00 H – 13.00 H
  14.00 H – 18.00 H

No appointment is required to take the grading test.

Register now


Cambridge Institut
Residenzstrasse 22
80333 München

KONTAKTFORMULAR / Call back service


Wie viele Jahre Schulenglisch?

Cambridge Institut
Residenzstrasse 22
80333 München T +49(0)89 22 11 15