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Teaching English Internationally (EDUC90101)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90101
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject examines the international debate on the nature and role of English in the world over the past 25 years. Issues of naming and variety are considered and the politics and economics of the spread of English is examined, as well as charges of linguistic imperialism, hegemony, and its impact on languages education more broadly including the teaching of other languages. Students need to demonstrate understanding of the issues presented and be able to assess a given context of English teaching with respect to the issues and propose ethical, linguistically and interculturally sound procedures for policy development and teaching practices.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Critically appraise and explain the application of current methodologies for an additional language context
  • Critique and manage language curricular and resources which are culturally and linguistically appropriate
  • Interpret and apply advanced professional knowledge of key areas of specialisation for an additional language context

Generic skills

  • Critical thinking and reasoning
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Evidence based decision making
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Self-reflection, career awareness and lifelong learning
  • Active and participatory citizenship

Last updated: 16 June 2018