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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGDipEngIntLang
CRICOS code059120E
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3931
Course coordinator

Associate Professor Farzad Sharifian

Description

Graduate Diploma of English as an International Language is an interdisciplinary course designed for candidates who are interested in exploring the issues that are associated with the role of English as an international language. The course covers issues that relate to the socio-cultural, conceptual, and ideological considerations that relate to the spread of English around the world. It addresses issues such as the speaker's identity, teaching of English as an international language, and the use of English as a lingua franca in international professional contexts.

Objectives

Students completing this course will have:

  • an understanding of diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • an understanding of the world view of the field of study
  • a familiarity with the secondary literature in the field of study
  • a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • developed sound analytical skills
  • developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.

Structure

This course consists of two 12-point core units and two 12-point elective units.

Requirements

Core units

  • APG4734 Renationalising English: Language, culture, and communication
  • APG4735 Issues in teaching English as an international language

Elective units

Progression to further studies

Students who complete this course with a minimum credit average are eligible to apply for entry into course 3930 Master of English as an International Language.

Alternative exit(s)

After successful completion of 24 points, students may apply to exit the program with course 3938 Graduate Certificate in English as an International Language.

Award(s)

Graduate Diploma of English as an International Language