Diploma in English Language and Literature



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The Diploma in English Language and Literature gives you the opportunity to gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding of important aspects of English language and literature. It is ideal for people who have always wanted to study English language and literature in greater detail, as well as learners who are studying English as a second language.

The English language modules cover the fundamentals of grammar, effective speaking, and writing skills.

The English literature modules analyze literature with an emphasis on renowned authors and poets, such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Arthur Miller and William Shakespeare.

A qualification in this free online diploma course is the ideal way of demonstrating your proficiency in the English language.

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What you'll learn on the course

English Language
English Literature
English Writing

Course programme

Module Title English - Writing Triggers for Writing Writing for an Audience Story Writing Comedy Writing Descriptive Writing Mystery, Spy , & Science Fiction Writing Instructional Writing Opinionative Writing Poetry Writing Reflective Writing Assessment Rules for effective communication Words, words, words New and troublesome words Spelling Punctuation Using full stops and commas Semicolons Colons Apostrophes Speech marks Other Punctuation Punctuation revision Nouns Verbs Adjectives Adverbs Prepositions Pronouns Adjective, noun, verb, pronoun, preposition or adverb? Assessment English: Introduction and course outline English: Writing for different purposes and audiences How journalists go about their jobs Analysing the language of the media An approach to studying a text Analysing media language Text analysis of The Great Gatsby Approaches to English Using language effectively Effective presentations Personal and imaginative writing What is an issue? Researching issues Issue analysis Using language effectively 1 Using language effectively 2 Using language effectively 3 Using language effectively 4 Using language effectively 5 Hints and tips for exams Glossary Assessment Introduction to Samuel Coleridge Coleridge Kubla Khan Coleridge The Eolian Harp Coleridge This Lime-Tree Bower, My Prison Coleridge Frost at Midnight Introduction to Macbeth by Shakespeare Macbeth Act One Macbeth Act Two Macbeth Act Three Macbeth Act Four Macbeth Act Five Macbeth Themes The Crucible Act One The Crucible Act Two The Crucible Act Three The Crucible Act Four Themes in The Crucible by Miller Assessment Introduction to Shakespeare Shakespeare His life and times ALISON’s Diploma Courses category includes diploma-level courses in a variety of professional subjects, such as project management, business management and entrepreneurship, HR, web design, psychology, customer service, programming, social media marketing, children’s studies, nursing and patient care, social work, IT management, statistics, mental health, Six Sigma, teaching skills for educators, carpentry, supply chain management, international tourism, and PE. These diploma-level courses will give the learner a comprehensive understanding of the subject. Upon successful graduation, the student will have gained valuable skills and training that will greatly enhance employability and career prospects. The category also includes an innovative work-force re-entry skills advanced diploma that will be of interest to anyone re-entering the workforce after an extended absence.