British literature has had an influence on American culture and its variety of literary forms. Through an examination of British literature, students become active readers; critical and logical thinkers; and clear, concise writers. Students learn a variety of strategies to develop the reading and writing skills necessary for success in any discipline. Each unit follows a structure designed to enhance existing reading, comprehension, writing, speaking and listening skills, while at the same time using British literature to develop students vocabulary. The weekly process includes written assignments, organizational exercises, and oral presentations in podcast format. At the end of this course, students gain an understanding of British literature, and increase their reading, comprehension, speaking, listening, and writing skills.