Dive deep into the English language and take your writing, reading and oral skills to the next level. AS level English Language will appeal to you if you are interested in what people say, how they say it, how written language affects readers and how you can adapt your writing style to persuade and entertain others. A level English language gets more technical as you delve into the fascinating fields of socio linguistics, psycholinguistics and some aspects of historical linguistics. Where did the English language come from and how did it survive near extinction to becoming a global language? If these are your burning questions then read on. Have you ever wondered which came first: language or thought? Do we need to have a language in order to be able to think? In this course you will learn how children acquire language. You will also study how English is used in society by individuals and groups and how different factors, such as a person’s class, ethnicity, age, occupation and gender affect the way they use language and how language is used to address them.