ESL Book Club

The tradition of book clubs in the US dates back to the early 19th century in New England, and there are more than 5 million book club members in the US today. CCAE is happy to introduce English students to this tradition by meeting regularly to read and discuss a book, its themes, characters, and related subjects while enjoying a mid afternoon snack. This term we’ll read the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (2008), about a proud, solitary woman in a small town in Maine for whom human relations, including with her own family, are difficult. Tuition includes snacks and drinks. Instructor: Joanne Nicklas



Start Date

April 15, 2020









5 Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30pm. Apr. 15 & 29, May 13 & 27, Jun. 10

Tuition includes snacks and drinks.

Instructors: Joanne Nicklas


Joanne Nicklas

Joanne has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Bates College (a small liberal arts college in Maine). She has taught ESL (Beginning and Intermediate Grammar, Intermediate Conversation, and Advanced Writing) at CCAE for the past few years. She is very interested in literature, language and culture, and writing, among other things. Joanne lives in Cambridge with her husband and daughter.