How different is the language we use to write advertising copy versus an academic essay? Why do people interpret exactly the same text in so many different ways? This course will provide you with a valuable set of skills to look at some of the potential answers to these questions, and many more!
From political speeches and song lyrics, to cartoon strips and food labelling, studying AS level English Language online will introduce you to a rich set of resources and styles of writing. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the terminology and grammar that underpins the English language, building your understanding of how and why language works in the way it does.
Our AS level English Language online course explores a range of fascinating topics, including Spoken English, Language and Gender and Language Change and Diversity. Through this course you’ll look in detail at both spoken and written language, as you build a thorough understanding of semantics, grammar, text organisation, the hidden meanings of language and lexis.
You’ll also apply your knowledge in context through a detailed study of English language, which examines how other influences – such as power and technology – reshape the way we use language.
Our English Language A level course is ideal if you:
Section 1: Methods of language analysis
Section 2: Spoken English
Section 3: Language and power
Section 4: Identity and non-standard English
Section 5: Language and gender
Study AS level English Language with us and benefit from:
Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.
This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress.
You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.
Meet Kath who is just one of our first-class English tutors:
“I have had the privilege of supporting students in their study of English for the past 23 years and have been a Lead Tutor for NEC’s English Language courses for the past decade. I have a degree in English Literature and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Leeds and have been an examiner since 1999. I have held various leadership positions, including Head of A level English and Head of Pastoral Support at a large secondary school, and Outreach Coordinator and Teaching Mentor at a large secondary school in Leeds. Beyond the classroom I play the fiddle in a ceilidh band, cycle, run, and attempt to grow vegetables.”
*The specification suggests that 150 hours is needed. You’ll also need time to complete assignments and prepare yourself for exams and some courses like English literature involve a lot of reading. Everyone is different so it’s impossible to say with certainty how long a course will take you, but you should expect to spend longer than 150 hours. Taken across the length of time we recommend, this equates to approximately 4 hours per week. This will increase if you choose to take it over a shorter time frame or may be less if you are retaking a subject and have covered a lot of of the course content.
Our course fees are open and honest to help you plan for any additional costs.
Your course fee includes:
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Non-exam assessment (NEA):
We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies. In our experience learning online works best when either a parent or guardian are involved. This is why NEC has developed our unique Progress Tracker to help you to support your child.
NEC’s Progress Tracker will allow you to easily track your child’s progress across their subjects and gain insight to how well they are doing through access to their assignment grades and tutor feedback.
Would you like to talk to our Course Advice Team about the best route for you? Visit our Contact Us page, fill in the form and a member of the team will get back to you!
It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £495
Amount of credit: £445.50
Monthly payment: £37.13
Duration of agreement: 12 months
Total repayable: £495
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.
Study at your own pace.
There are no academic requirements for this course.
Course materials are written in English so a good level of written English is required.
As part of NEC’s mission to widen participation our team is happy to discuss payment options unavailable online. Please contact our team on 0800 389 2839 or email firstname.lastname@example.org