Introduction to Creative Writing

About this course

Are you a scribbler, a secret diarist or a would-be journalist? Do you write professionally or as a hobby? Looking for fellow enthusiasts to share your ideas with and get feedback on your own work? Then look no further. Our Introduction to Creative Writing course offers the opportunity to meet like-minded people and learn a variety of techniques to improve your writing process and enhance creativity.

The course content covers fiction, short stories, poetry and dialogue. You can also learn how to write feature articles, screenplays, news reports, travel writing etc. The syllabus is specifically designed for those who wish to write creatively but appropriate guidance is what they are lacking to realise their dreams.

Our experienced teachers understand this and will help guide you towards finding your unique writer’s voice. Once you join our Introduction to Creative Writing course, you will realise that vibrant classrooms and interactive sessions are exactly what you need to begin your journey as a writer. The course is, however, not aimed at those wishing to improve their academic or technical writing.

Where is this course taught?

Why take this course?

The Creative Writing Course is an introductory class designed to help you develop writing skills in a number of genres including:

  • learning the best ways to develop plots and characters
  • practising a variety of writing styles
  • experimenting with different genres
  • writing for a variety of readers
  • expanding vocabulary and ways of expressing your ideas
  • developing a critical appreciation of different writing styles

Calendars and course fees

Choose to study at a range of times on a weekday or at the weekend.

New Delhi

Term dates in 2015

Term Course date Duration Fee (INR) Registration Date
Spring 13 Mar - 14 May 9 weeks (32 hours) 13,000 Closed
Summer Inensive 23 May - 12 Jun 3 weeks (30 hours) 13,500 Closed
Summer 20 Jun - 21 Aug 9 weeks (32 hours) 13,500 Open

LEVEL TEST AND COURSE REGISTRATION PROCESS

We conduct level assessment tests at the Delhi centre from Monday - Saturday from 0930 - 1630 hours. 

Step 1: Book your level test appointment

To book your level test appointment at our New Delhi centre, visit: www.bookeo.com/elc_delhi-britishcouncil

Once you have done your booking, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. A reminder will also be sent to you 24 hours before your test date.

Step 2: Your level test

On the day of your appointment, allow up to 90-120 minutes for the level test. Please ensure you arrive at least 30 min prior to your appointment time to complete registration by paying INR 600/-. Your test will consist of a pre-test for 10 minutes followed by a written test for 45 minutes and will end with a speaking test with one of our course counsellors who will also guide you with the best course option(s) suited to your language level and needs based on your test results.

*Candidates below 18 years are required to be accompanied by an adult and produce a valid age proof identification document with them on the day of level test.

*Do you have special needs? If you require extra support to access information or to take the Level Test, please contact our customer services to see how we can help.

Step 3: Course registration

We offer various course timings to suit every need. We advise you to register as soon as you can to confirm your place on the course since early applicants will receive priority.

As with other organisations and institutions, we are closed on some holidays. All classes which fall on a public holiday will be made up to ensure that the syllabus is still covered. 

CONTACT US

If you are interested in taking one of our English language courses or if you have any questions about studying here, please email us at delhi.enquiry@in.britishcouncil.org or call us at +91 120 4569000 or +91 120 6684353.

 

Kolkata

Term dates in 2015-16

Term Course Dates Duration Fee (INR) Registration Date
Summer Intensive 16 May 2016 - 03 Jun 2016 3 weeks (28 hrs) 11,000 Open
Term 1 14 June 2016 - 28 Jul 2016 7 weeks (28 hrs) 11,000 Open
Term 2 08 Aug 2016 - 30 Sep 2016 7 weeks (28 hrs) 11,000 Not Open
Term 3 15 Oct 2016 - 04 Dec 2016 7 weeks (28 hrs) 11,000 Not Open
Term 4 05 Dec 2016 - 04 Feb 2017 7 weeks (28 hrs) 11,000 Not Open
Term 5 06 Feb 2017 - 23 Mar 2017 7 weeks (28 hrs) 11,000 Not Open
Term 6 25 Mar 2017 - 12 May 2017 7 weeks (28 hrs) 11,000 Not Open

LEVEL TEST AND COURSE REGISTRATION PROCESS

Step 1: Book your level test

To book a level test appointment in Kolkata visit: https://bookeo.com/elckol-britishcouncil

 

Once you have done your booking, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. A reminder will also be sent to you 24 hours before your test date.

Step 2: Your level test

On the day of your appointment, allow up to 90-120 minutes for the level test. Please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes prior your appointment time to complete registration by paying INR 300/-. Your test will consist of a pre-test for 10 minutes followed by a written test for 60 minutes and will end with a speaking test with one of our teachers who will also guide you with the course option(s) suited to your level and requirements based on your test results.

Step 3: Course registration

We offer various course timings to suit every need. We advise you to register as soon as you can to confirm your place on the course since early applicants will receive priority.

* As with other organisations and institutions, we are closed on some holidays. If you lose more than one class due to public holidays, the teacher will conduct a make-up class and ensure that the syllabus is still covered. 

CONTACT US

If you are interested in taking one of our English courses or if you have any questions about studying here, please email us at kolkata.customercare@britishcouncil.org or call us at +91 120 4569000 or +91 120 6684353.