American Short Stories & Poems (432 total classroom hours)

This course is designed to meet the needs of the high- intermediate and advanced students. The variety of reading selections expands the literary horizons of students. Authors studied include Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway to Langston Hughes, Ray Bradbury, and Shirley Jackson. The understanding of the structure and content of the readings creates a higher level of communication for the student. Students also improve grammar skills and vocabulary by reading "real" American literature rather than textbooks.


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Lyubka from Bulgaria

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