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Speaking and Writing English Effectively

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Speaking and Writing English Effectively
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • "Speaking and Writing English Effectively" is designed for proficient English speakers who would like to improve their speaking and writing skills.


    The course compares a variety of writing styles including imaginative writing, journalism, English in the media and textual analysis. It also offers a comprehensive guide to using language effectively and is ideal for English students as well as those who want to improve their written English for work or pleasure.

  • This course will teach you techniques that are of help in analysing the English language. You will gain knowledge of a combination of writing styles, as well as how to give a successful presentation to an audience. You will understand how journalists report the news and how to plan your essay in an easy step-by-step process.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 22 )
  • English: Introduction and course outline
    • Reading, writing and communication
    • Reading and the study of texts
    • Reading and the study of texts
    • Effective oral communication
  • English: Writing for different purposes and audiences
    • Where do I start?
    • Writing for different purposes and audiences
    • Informative and investigative writing
    • Reviews and journalistic reports
    • Instructional writing
    • Argumentative and persuasive writing
    • The craft of writing - some words of advice
  • How journalists go about their jobs
    • Introduction
    • Fairness and honesty in reporting
  • Analysing the language of the media
    • The contention (main idea, argument, position)
    • Language analysis
    • Sample 1 analysis
    • Sample 2 analysis
  • An approach to studying a text
    • Reading and study of texts (novels, plays, non-print)
    • What is involved in text study?
    • Writing text essays
    • Reading journal
    • Identifying text.
    • Character Analysis.
    • Examining structure.
    • Exploring themes
    • An approach to text study
    • Construct a running sheet
    • Reorganise your notes under four main headings
    • Other proven strategies
  • Analysing media language
    • Analysing written media arguments
    • Analysing language
    • Learning the language of analysis quiz
  • Text analysis of The Great Gatsby
    • Writing an English essay using The Great Gatsby as an example
    • Ideas and concept mapping
    • Writing a plan
    • Writing the essay
    • The body
    • The conclusion
    • Sample answer
  • Approaches to English
    • Analysing language and literary devices
    • Loaded language
    • Rhetorical questions
    • Repetition
    • Hyperbole, exaggeration
    • Metaphor
    • Analogy
    • Alliteration
    • Assonance
  • Using language effectively
    • Understanding viewpoints
  • Effective presentations
    • How to communicate effectively when giving an oral presentation
    • Some ideas for successful oral presentations
    • Presenting a point of view on a current issue
    • Presenting a commentary for assessment
    • Presenting complex information
    • Producing a good presentation
  • Personal and imaginative writing
    • Be creative!
    • Personal and imaginative writing
    • Personal and imaginative writing continued
  • What is an issue?
    • Introduction
    • Examples of issues
    • Choosing an issue
    • Ask no questions; get no answers!
  • Researching issues
    • Where to begin your research?
    • Starting your research
    • Take a break quiz!!
  • Issue analysis
    • Presenting Your Point of View
    • The argument
    • The supporting arguments
    • Strategies
    • Language
  • Using language effectively 1
    • Introduction
    • Political differences
  • Using language effectively 2
    • Why choose Supervised Injecting Facilities as an issue to examine in detail?
    • Supervised injecting facilities - an analysis of one issue
    • The argument in a nutshell
    • Writing from the heart
    • The Springfield perspective
    • Wesley Central Mission and a SIF trial
    • Analysing the arguments about Wesley Central Mission's proposed SIF
    • What not to write in an issue essay!
  • Using language effectively 3
    • SIFs personal perspective
  • Using language effectively 4
    • The role of the police
  • Using language effectively 5
    • Legal perspectives to consider
  • Hints and tips for exams
    • Close examination of topics
    • Choice of questions
    • How do I prepare for examination text questions?
    • Sample detailed essay plan on Blade Runner
    • How do I revise?
    • Revision strategy
  • Glossary
    • Glossary of terms
  • Assessment
    • Using English Effectively Assessment
Topics List ( 4 )
English: Introduction and course outline
English: Introduction and course outline This course is an introduction to reading, writing, and communicating in the English language. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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English: Writing for different purposes and audiences
English: Writing for different purposes and audiencesThis course is an introduction to writing for different purposes and audiences and covers topics such as informative writing, investigative writing, reviews, journalistic writing, and instructional writing. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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How journalists go about their jobs
How journalists go about their jobs This course is an introduction to how journalists go about their jobs reporting the news. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress. 
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Analysing the language of the media
Analysing the language of the media This course analyses the language of the media. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 12 )
An approach to studying a text
An approach to studying a text This course covers approaches used to study a text such as identifying text, character analysis, examining structure, and exploring themes. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 3 )
Analysing media language
Analysing media language This course is an introduction to the analysis of the language used by the media. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 7 )
Text analysis of The Great Gatsby
Text analysis of The Great Gatsby This course is a text analysis of the book 'The Great Gatsby'. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 9 )
Approaches to English
Approaches to English This course covers topics related to communicating in English such as rhetorical questions, repetition, hyperbole, methaphor, analogy, alliteration, and assonance. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Using language effectively
Using language effectively This course is an introduction to using language effectively. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 6 )
Effective presentations
Effective presentations This course covers topics related to effective presentations. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Personal and imaginative writing
Personal and imaginative writing This course is an introduction to personal and imaginative writing. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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What is an issue?
What is an issue?This course is an introduction on how to choose an issue. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Researching issues
Researching issuesThis course is an introduction to research issues. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Issue analysis
Issue analysis This course is an introduction on how to present a point of view. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Using language effectively 1
Using language effectively 1This course is an introduction to using language effectively. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Using language effectively 2
Using language effectively 2This course is an introduction to using language effectively. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Using language effectively 3
Using language effectively 3This course is an introduction to using language effectively. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Using language effectively 4
Using language effectively 4This course is an introduction to using language effectively. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Using language effectively 5
Using language effectively 5This course is an introduction to using language effectively. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Hints and tips for exams
Hints and tips for exams This course covers hints and tips that can be used to improve exam performance. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Glossary
Glossary This is a glossary of terms used in this course. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Assessment
Assessment
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    XSIQ

  • Video

    Yes

  • Audio

    Yes

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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