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English Language (W85) Diploma of Higher Education

Open University

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  • Qualification

    Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE

  • Location

    Distance Learning

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    2 - 4 Years

Course summary

This diploma explores human communication by focusing on the English language, its history, diversity and flexibility. You’ll learn what distinguishes machine language from human language and how people adapt and change their ways of communicating in multilingual and multicultural contexts. You’ll investigate how language works from the smallest units of sounds, through words, conversations and written texts. You’ll also explore English as a creative medium to express humour, thoughts and emotions. It’s not, however, designed to teach English to speakers of other languages.**Key features of the course**- Explores the history of English, its contemporary diversity, its role as a global language and use in various parts of the world.- Engages in debates surrounding the historical and contemporary position of English in relation to other languages.- Teaches strategies that promote critical analysis and evaluation of texts, and an ability to reflect on your own language use.- Develops you as a competent communicator, enhancing your employability.- Reveals how the English language works, and how the choice of words and grammar affect the message.

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Open University

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    Open University, Student Recruitment Team, PO Box 197, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, England

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