Diploma in English Language and Literature

Diploma in English Language and Literature

Master different English writing styles and explore famous works of literature in this free diploma course.

 This diploma course provides a fascinating overview of the English language and its cultural treasures. English is worth knowing for practical reasons like its long reach and is also rich in history and literature. This course covers some of the language’s most important writers, poets and playwrights to take you on a fascinating journey of discovery. This course suits anyone who wants to improve their English or their advanced reading skills.


This diploma course lays out the basics of English grammar and offers proven techniques to polish your speaking and writing. We analyze the work of renowned authors and poets, including Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’, Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ and selected works by William Shakespeare. This course examines these famous works to help you take your English skills to the next level.

People have different writing tastes so this course teaches you the different writing structures for comedy, descriptive, mystery, spy, science fiction, instructional, opinionated, poetic and reflective writing. We explain the inner workings of these different genres – including their structure, language and complexity – to show you how to better communicate with your audience by choosing the right style for different situations.

Improving your English proficiency is almost always useful and can open doors for you to beautiful works of art and in terms of your career. This diploma course enriches your mastery of English while announcing your new skills to the world.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define ‘writing’ and identify the various styles and triggers
  • Explain the different types of poetry and how to write a poem
  • Discuss the purpose of English punctuation
  • Break down how to structure the past, present and passive tense
  • Perform reading, writing and communication in English
  • Highlight how journalists go about reporting in a fair and honest manner
  • Outline various ways to read and study a text
  • Lay out the themes in ‘The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller
  • Discuss William Shakespeare’s life and the mysteries surrounding him
  • Identify the types of literary devices Shakespeare used in his works
  • Describe ‘Shakespearean’ language

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