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English Language Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Welcome to the wonderful world of English. In this course, you will encounter a wide range of English texts, ranging from sonnets to short stories and news reports to reviews and opinion pieces.

The main objective of the English Language Diploma Course is to teach you how to analyse language critically. You will examine the techniques used by both fiction and non-fiction writers in the production of various kinds of texts, consider the different styles they use to convey their ideas as well as the kind of language they employ to impart information to the reader.

The course begins by sharing a brief history of the English language – explaining how it is continuously changing and developing – and providing the tools required to analyse, dissect and classify its various forms.

We’ll look at approaches to texts, take an in-depth look at the development of prose styles, and attempt to answer the question ‘what defines poetry?’.

From there, we’ll delve deep into the world of journalistic English, explore how to develop your close-reading abilities in both fiction and non-fiction texts, and run through advice on how to put your English language skills to use in a real-life context.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Gain knowledge of the history and development of the English language
  • Become a more critical, insightful and analytical reader
  • Understand why authors choose to use certain elements of language, style or technique
  • Know how to put your improved English language skills to practical, real-life use
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: England – Land of the Angles
  • Part 2: Norse Influence on English
  • Part 3: The Middle English Period
  • Part 4: Early Modern English
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Foundations of Grammar
  • Part 2: Nouns
  • Part 3: Pronouns
  • Part 4: Verbs
  • Part 5: Adjectives
  • Part 6: Adverbs
  • Part 7: Prepositions
  • Part 8: Conjunctions
  • Part 9: Interjections
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Recognising Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • Part 2: The Fictional Story
  • Part 3: Historical and Science Fiction
  • Part 4: Poetry and Plays
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Gothic Novel
  • Part 2: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
  • Part 3: Ernest Hemingway and the Declarative Style
  • Part 4: The Stream of Consciousness
  • Part 5: J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Poetry?
  • Part 2: Strict Verse
  • Part 3: Free Verse
  • Part 4: Literary Devices in Poetry
  • Part 5: Metaphor, Simile and Personification
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Journalism?
  • Part 2: Writing Headlines
  • Part 3: The News Story
  • Part 4: Features
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Public Service or Entertainment?
  • Part 2: Identifying Sensationalism
  • Part 3: Reading the Same Story from Different Angles
  • Part 4: Delving Deeper into Subjective Journalism
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Summarising Texts
  • Part 2: Classifying Texts
  • Part 3: Chunking Texts
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Mining Texts for Detail
  • Part 2: Characterisation
  • Part 3: Analysing Literary Devices
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Language Change in the Digital Age
  • Part 2: Formality and Informality in E-mail Writing
  • Part 3: Email Content
  • Part 4: Elements of Informality to Avoid
  • Part 5: Closing Your E-mail
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The English Language Diploma Course is for anyone who wants to understand the ins and outs of English. This can be to better understand the choices made by your favourite author, poet, journalist or blogger, or to put the knowledge to practical use in your everyday use of English.

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The English Language Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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