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Basic Language Devices

2.5 Hours of Lessons and Support Material

If you’re thinking ‘What is a Language Device?’, then this course is probably for you. If you know what they are but you struggle to talk properly about them and understand their effects, then this course is also for you!


Language Devices, or Language Features as they are sometimes called, are those tricky little techniques that writers use to enhance the meaning of their language. You may also know them as 'metaphor', 'simile', 'alliteration' and so on.

If you're aiming for a C or above in English Language or Literature, you need be able to pick out and talk about Language Devices. If you're aiming for top grades in Literature, you need to confidently analyse the effects of each device too. For Language, you have to be able to successfully use these devices in your own writing - in speeches, adverts, articles, descriptive and narrative stories.


This introductory course gives you a good foundation in understanding the most essential language devices. It clearly defines each device, gives examples and teaches students about how to understand the effects of each feature.


Enrol on this course now to boost your analytical skills and improve essay or exam grades, or to gain greater control of using Language Devices in your own writing.


Your Instructor


Natasha Tabani
Natasha Tabani

I am the founder of Scrbbly. I love reading and writing of all kinds, and I aim to pass this enthusiasm on to my students.

I have taught English online since 2011, and have worked as a full time private tutor and teacher for over 4 years. For the last 2 years I have taught as Head of English for an online home school, which provides live lessons for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) students from all over the world. I am also an approved AQA examiner, qualified to mark papers in GCSE and A Level Language and Literature.

I have a great track record of boosting students’ grades very quickly, simply because I help students to become self-critical; to understand what’s good and bad about their work. Find out more about me and my background here.


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