English Language Course | Speaking and Writing English | Alison

Speaking And Writing English Effectively - Revised

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

Free Course
This free online English language course will equip you with communication skills to handle different situations and audiences, helping you boost your confidence in your English language abilities. Being able to speak and write well is a powerful ability. With this course, you will learn how to choose the right tone and voice in different moments and be introduced to techniques used for presentations, imaginative writing, and issue analysis.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

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Effective communication skills open doors. Both in business and your personal life, clearly and quickly communicating an idea can have it taken more seriously, reducing frustration both for you and the people you are speaking to. The ability to choose the right tone and voice in different moments can give you the ability to put people at ease, excite them, or just hold their attention. These are valuable skills.

This free course starts you on your path to being a master communicator. The course compares a variety of writing styles including imaginative writing, journalism, and English in the media. It introduces you to the importance of audience and situation assessment, so that you understand which styles are best when. It then offers a comprehensive guide to using language effectively, and by the end of the course you will be familiar with techniques used for presentations, imaginative writing, and issue analysis. This will equip you with communication skills for a wide range of situations and audiences.

A lot of people do not have this ability, and many never even think about getting it. The fact that you have come this far says a lot. You have the interest in improving your communication skills, so start now and see what you can learn. In less than three hours, this free course can give you skills that can make life a lot easier, and make you feel a lot more in control of the situations you are in every day. So why wait? Check out the course now, and improve your communication skills today.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you will be able to:

  •  Examine reading, writing and communication in the English language
  • Discuss how to write for different purposes and audiences
  • Identify how a journalist goes about reporting in a fair and honest manner
  • Discuss how to analyze the language of the media
  • Explain various ways to read and study a text
  • Describe how to use language effectively to communicate


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