On request



  • Private lessons
  • Preparation of Cambridge Exams: FCE, CAE, Proficiency
  • Small groups, also for beginners


        Please contact Irene



New Speakeasy Courses


  • from September 2021


Reading Aids/Glossaries

Glossaries (English-German) and Reading Aids are available for the novels and short stories listed below. For course-participants they are free of charge, non-participants can order them from Irene (CHF 8.- to 15.-).


  • Chimamanda Adichie: Purple Hibiscus
  • Julian Barnes: Harmony - Marriage Lines - Pulse
  • Hilary Boyd: Thursdays in the Park
  • Margaret Craven: I Heard the Owl Call my Name
  • Deborah Feldman: Unorthodox
  • Mark Haddon: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
  • Kent Haruf: Our Souls at Night
  • Kent Haruf: Plainsong
  • Karen Hesse: Out of the Dust
  • Nick Hornby: About a Boy
  • Siri Hustvedt: The Summer Without Men
  • Mary Lawson: Crow Lake
  • Simon Lelic: Rupture
  • Doris Lessing: The Grass is Singing
  • C.S.Lewis: The Magician's Nephew (from Chronicles of      Narnia)
  • James McBride: The Colour of Water
  • Ian McEwan: The Children Act
  • Somerset Maugham: Up at the Villa
  • Toni Morrison: God Help the Child
  • Alice Munro: Runaway - Chance - Silence - Soon
  • Graham Swift: Mothering Sunday
  • Anne Tyler: The Beginner's Good-bye
  • James Waller: The Bridges of Madison County

       Please contact Irene