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At Britannica English is taught as two discrete subjects: English Language and English Literature.

English Language

We see English Language as a practical subject. Students build their ability to use and manipulate language for a variety of audiences and purposes. They also learn to appreciate how writers use language to convey messages and affect readers.


We consider as a vehicle for understanding other minds. Students explore the dilemmas which people confront in a variety of cultures, societies or historical times. Literature raises questions and makes us provide the answers. Students also acquire technical, precise analytical skills to explain how writers make us engage with their fictional worlds.