English language courses covers begining, intermidiate and advanced level of speeking, reading and writing in english, including grammer and lecturatiure skills. They are normally taken as a part of full digree programm related to english.
Most traditional short hand system use a phonetic representation of a word as a apposed to the way it is spelled. English spelling has 50 speech sounds and 26 letters to represent them.
Here are the issues you will face learning symbols - based short hand. First, all short hand systems based on a assigning a unique outline to a specific word and require a concederable time to memorize 10z of 1000z of outlines. Second, a large number of short hand outlines demands constant practice ona daily basis to remember All Memorized symbolsincluding the ones the you hav't use but you might use them in the future. Third, Depending on the forms and thickness of symblos it might translate to different meaning and transcription offen represent a problem. Fourth, symbol - based short hand system cannot be used with a computer.