Poetry in English


Course Length: Full academic year (30 weeks)
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Aims of the Course

The add-on writing portion of Creative Writing, Poetry in English, is one of the few add-on courses that's available as a stand-alone course -- that is, not requiring a registration for the main Creative Writing course as well.

Poetry in English is an introduction to English language poems, from different time periods and countries. Students will develop skills in understanding and analyzing poetry, as well as writing and critiquing it themselves.

How It Supports Your Child's Education

The skills taught in this course are relevant to many IGCSE English Literature exams in the UK. For US students, the course will constitute one high school credit in Writing, or if combined with the Creative Writing main course, a credit with honors level.


Who Teaches Poetry in English?

Jackie Pavlenko graduated from Oxford University (BA Hons) in English Language and Literature, before becoming a screenwriter (MA in screenwriting, London College of Communication). Her plays have popped up on BBC Radio 4, and she once found herself being photographed by paparazzi who must have mistaken her for someone important at the premier of a film she'd written. She teaches creative writing online to adults, teens, and children, takes pride in fostering student confidence, and is passionate that we all have the "right to write." Now settled in Scotland, she home educated her two children on the road while traveling in Europe for five years.
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