The Future Novelist
- Dawlish, England
The Future Novelist
A 2 week programme. Study from:
05/07/20 - 18/07/20
19/07/20 - 01/08/20
Small class sizes ensure that each student receives individual attention from their tutors, providing a learning experience which is unique to their needs. This close proximity between students and teachers fosters close relationships and a supportive environment, which builds confidence amongst the young learners and encourages them to succeed.
Teachers push students to achieve to the maximum of their potential, and set milestones and goals for each student, with constant evaluation. This sets the pace for each learner to surpass their academic expectations and achieve more than they thought possible.
Alongside their tutors, students are guided by a professional author to develop their skills and flair for writing.
In tandem with the development of writing skills, the course piques the intellectual curiosity of the learners by exposing them to literature which covers a range of topics, in turn developing their critical thinking skills as they discuss and analyse the works.
The mix of nationalities in the classroom and the wide range of materials covered creates an international outlook amongst students, broadening their horizons and exposing them to new ideas, cultures and ways of thinking.
Objectives of the stay
For aspiring novelists to bring together a passion for reading with the skills and mental dexterity necessary for writing a short novel
The Future Novelist
30 hours of tuition per week. For learners aged 15 - 17 years with a B2 level or higher.
The future novelist brings together a passion for reading with the skills and mental dexterity necessary for writing a short novel. Participants delve into the world of a chosen contemporary novel exploring its storyline, character development, deeper meanings and, of course, what makes it successful. They will also study a number of British classics written by authors who have inspired many writers and readers. This study leads the participants to write a short novel which could be the start of an exciting career in writing.
This is a course for students who aspire to write or are passionate about literature. Guided by both a writer and an English tutor, students will study great works of British fiction, contemporary and classics from all over the world. They will learn what it takes to write in terms of both being creative and being a wordsmith. Students will be coached by a tutor, to develop their skills.
Inspiration Students read examples of great English speaking authors from throughout the ages, analysing the stories, the characters and the meaning behind these works.
Craft Students look at how to write different genres and study techniques such as creating suspense, evoking atmosphere and writing realistic dialogue to make their writing more engaging.
In the footsteps of a writer with an educational field trip Students will have an educational field trip where they go to a place synonymous with a writer (e.g. Agatha Christie born in Torquay, Arthur Conan Doyle, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling). Before the trip they will research the writer and their stories, complete a task on the trip and later in the week they will complete a story in the manner of the writer.
The writing workshop
Students work on their own writing, guided by tutorial support, to get the most out of their own plot and characters.
Ability to write fluently and succinctly in English with a unique writing style.
Homestay accommodation with a single bed is provided on a full-board basis for all learners.
The Experience of Living in Dawlish
Dawlish is a seaside town located in Devon on England’s south coast, approximately 350km from central London and 320km from Heathrow Airport.
Characteristic country houses, impressive villas, narrow streets, numerous shops, the famous black swans, beautiful teahouses and the singing of the seagulls, make Dawlish a charming destination.
On weekday afternoons and weekends, OISE Dawlish offers a variety of activities to encourage young people to use English in all possible contexts, allowing them to apply the language in new registers, giving them the opportunity to learn vocabulary and new ways of interacting in English as the context requires. Among the activities organised are theatre workshops, sports competitions, mini-disco, team games, talent contests, barbecues, movies, bowling and movie nights.
Every Saturday there is a day trip to places such as the Barbican Waterfront, National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth or the city of Exeter. Sunday is spent with host families.