English Language and Literature

Have you ever wondered how scriptwriters make us interested in characters, or what we might reveal to other people about ourselves when we are taking part in everyday conversations? Would you like to improve your understanding of how the English language works? Do you enjoy taking part in discussions and sharing your opinions with other people?

In English Language and Literature you will explore the way we create and share meanings, in books, in conversations and in the media. We look at all aspects of English, from classic works of literature to transcripts of conversations and other non-fiction texts. You will learn a variety of different skills which will enhance your appreciation of literature and improve the way you use English yourselves.

Example units and texts:

  • Language and Literature: An Introduction – anthology of texts (written and spoken)
  • Language and Literature: Poetry – poetry anthology
  • Language and Literature: Prose Fiction – The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Language and Literature: Drama – Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
  • Language and Literature: Taking a Comparative Approach – anthology of texts (written and spoken)
  • Language and Literature: Short Fiction – The Diamond as Big as the Ritz by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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