Authorises Exam Centre

English Literature & Cultural Understanding

November 2022 - June 2023

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 and short stories by six major writers

The new course theme is:

The Edwardians – Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

‘The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there’. Thus begins L.P. Hartley’s perhaps best-known novel ‘The Go-Between’. This opening line so aptly describes the Edwardian era; the last era in British history to be named after the ruling monarch. It lasted little more than a decade marking the beginning of the 20th Century; an era that began with the death of Queen Victoria. It has been described as ‘a leisurely time when women wore large hats but did not vote’; ‘when the sun never set on the British Empire’. It was an era that took not only its name, but much of its character from Edward VII. And he was a very different character to his mother. In contrast to the strict moral codes of Victoria, Edward loved the luxuries of life. It was an era that ended with an apocalypse they called The Great War.

The course-leader is Philip Moore. You are invited to attend the course from 17.15 - 19.15h on Tuesday evenings, or from 16.15 - 18.15h on Friday evenings, beginning on Tuesday 8th November 2022 and Friday 11th November 2022, respectively. The course ends in June 2023.

When & How much

Course Time Start Date End Date Course Fee


17.15 – 19.15 h





16.15 – 18.15 h




Late registration possible.

Course details

Small groups

Format: face-to-face

Course instructor: Philip Moore 

Course members are asked to read the following titles, which are obtainable at our reception at 88,- € a set. They will be discussed in the order given below

  • The Edwardians by Vita Sackville-West
  • Statues in a Garden by Isabel Colegate
  • Selected Stories by Saki by Saki
  • The Shrimp and the Anemone by L.P. Hartley
  • This Real Night by Rebecca West
  • The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

How to register

As the size of each group is limited, prompt enrolment is recommended.

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 a free grading test service which Cambridge Institut provides. Please feel free to contact us.

Opening Hours:

Mon – Thu: 10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 7 pm

Fri: 10 am – 3 pm

No appointment is required to take the grading test.


Registration form

You may also sign up for the literature course by using the registration form:


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