Diploma in English Language and Literature | Online Course | Alison

Diploma in English Language and Literature - Revised

Learn different English writing styles and aspects of English literature with this free English language course.

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This free online course in English Language and Literature will give you a fascinating overview of the English language and its cultural treasures. English is not just useful, but also rich in history and literature. By taking this short course, you will learn about some of the most important writers, poets, and playwrights in the history of English. This will be a fascinating journey of discovery, so why wait? Start learning, today.
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    15-20 Hours
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Our English literature course syllabus covers the fundamentals of English grammar and effective speaking, and writing. The modules also analyze literature with an emphasis on renowned authors and poets. These include English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge who is best known for ""The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"", American playwright Arthur Miller best known for ""All My Sons"", and the famous English playwright William Shakespeare. This English language and literature degree will surely take your English skills to another level.

Different people have different tastes in writing. With this free English language online course, you will learn the different writing structures for comedy, descriptive, mystery, spy, science fiction, instructional, opinionated, poetic, and reflective writing. After gaining an understanding of the different writing styles - including the structure, language, and complexity of these styles - you will learn how to better communicate with your audience by choosing the right style for different situations.

Improving your English proficiency is always a good thing for people young or old. It not only enhances your personal skills, but your professional development as well. By completing this Diploma course in English Language and Literature you will demonstrate your mastery of the English language, and boost your English skills today. So, check out the course and start gaining that extra knowledge now.

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English Writing Skills

Diploma in English Language and Literature - First Assessment

Punctuation and Speech

Diploma in English Language and Literature - Second Assessment

Past, Present, and Passive Tenses

Diploma in English Language and Literature - Third Assessment

Tenses and Structure

Diploma in English Language and Literature - Fourth Assessment

Speaking And Writing English Effectively

Diploma in English Language and Literature - Fifth Assessment

English Literature Analysis

Diploma in English Language and Literature - Sixth Assessment

Shakespeare - His Life And Work

Diploma in English Language and Literature - Seventh Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe what writing is, various writing styles used and writing triggers
  • Explain the different types of poetry and how to write a poem
  • Discuss the purpose of punctuation in the English language
  • Discuss how the past tense, present tense and passive tense is structured in the English language
  • Examine reading, writing and communication in the English language
  • Identify how a journalist goes about reporting in a fair and honest manner
  • Explain various ways to read and study a text
  • Explain the themes in The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • Discuss Shakespeare's life and the mystery of Shakespeare
  • Identify the types of literary devices Shakespeare used in his works
  • Examine the Shakespearean language famous in all his works


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