• Level: Upper-intermediate / B2 onwardsTime: Approx. 60 minMain aim(s):To introduce students to the basic plot of PersuasionTo engage students with the text and encourage extensive readingSubsidiary aim(s):To help students to expand their...
  • Level: Intermediate / B1 onwardsTime: Approx. 60 minutesMain aim(s):To introduce students to the plot and characters in Northanger AbbeyTo engage students with the text and encourage extensive readingSubsidiary aim(s):To help students to expand...
  • Level: Low-intermediate / A2 onwardsTime: Approx. 60 minMain aim(s):To introduce students to the basic plot of Mansfield ParkTo engage students with the text and encourage extensive readingSubsidiary aim(s):To help student to expand their...
  • Level: Upper-Intermediate / B2 onwardsTime: approx. 90 minutesMain Aim(s):To introduce students to the plot and characters in EmmaTo engage students with the text and encourage extensive readingSubsidiary aim(s):To help students improve their...
  • As in Jane Austen’s other novels her heroes are caring and thoughtful and her villains are selfish and deceitful.Northanger Abbey tells the story of Catherine Morland, a young woman who goes to Bath one summer. Through a series of events she is...
  • One of the key points of interest about this novel is that it explores the expectations of what it means to be masculine and feminine, in relation to both domestic life and public life. At the time that Jane Austen was writing the understanding was...
  • Sense and Sensibility (published in 1811) focuses on two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Elinor is the older sister and Marianne the younger.With their mother, Elinor and Marianne have to move from their family home, but soon find themselves...
  • Emma has often been praised for being “ the most intricate, stylish and elegant of Jane Austen’s novels.” (1) The novel is also noted for having less ‘plot’ than other Austen novels. It’s a book that is especially interesting for students of written...
  • The book is the first novel that she wrote after arriving at the Hampshire village of Chawton. The house she wrote the book in is now the Jane Austen’s House Museum. The heroine of Mansfield Park is Fanny Price. As with her other novels, Jane Austen...
  • In Pride and Prejudice, the characters have conversations with each other, about trivial and not-so-trivial matters and it might be accurate to say, also, that the book’s narrator is having a conversation with us: the readers. Austen’s novels are...
  • In celebrating Jane Austen’s contribution to literature, the nineteenth century novelist Anthony Trollope said that “she places us in a circle of gentlemen and ladies, and charms us while she tells us with an unconscious accuracy how men should act...
  • It can be used, not only with language learners, but also with Literature and Language groups at higher education level, TESOL students doing literature modules and in teacher training contexts.Most tasks are open-ended and teachers using this...
  • This unit is designed to give students opportunities to explore Pride & Prejudice from a dramatic point of view.It terms of language, it focuses on how the author uses vocabulary to convey subtle meanings. Refer to the article ‘Jane Austen and...
  • Jane Austen lived in a world that was often focused around the events and impacts of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars of France. The politics of Europe were frequently in the news during the time in which Jane Austen lived but she chose not to...
  • The Heroes of Pride and PrejudiceElizabeth Bennett
  • It can be used not only with language learners but also with Literature and Language groups at higher education level, TESOL students doing literature modules and in teacher training contexts.Most tasks are open-ended and teachers using this lesson...
  • It terms of language, it focuses on descriptive language for places, mainly opinion and factual adjectives and adjectives word order.Level: Intermediate /B1 onwardsTime: approx. 55 minutesMain aims:To introduce the locations in Pride and PrejudiceTo...
  • It terms of language, it focuses on word forms, mainly nouns and adjectives, to help students develop their paraphrasing skills.Level: Low intermediate /A2 onwardsTime: approx. 55 minutesMain aims:To introduce the characters in Pride and PrejudiceTo...
  • Many iconic writers have important connections with particular places that have subsequently inspired them to recreate aspects of them in their works of fiction. Charles Dickens had London, and for Jane Austen there were several places that inspired...