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APG4020

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Professor Farzad Sharifian

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the practical aspects of teaching World Englishes in a variety of multilingual, intra/international contexts. It covers diverse topics that equip students with knowledge and skills to teach World Englishes. Topics range from instructional language in a World-Englishes lesson to curriculum development for World-Englishes courses, and from intercultural pedagogy to assessing multidialectal and intercultural competencies. Students are provided with the opportunity to observe the practices of teaching World Englishes, to develop their own World-Englishes curriculum, to practise teaching World Englishes, and to engage in critical reflections and evaluations of their own practices.

Outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate advanced understanding of the practical aspects of teaching World Englishes in a variety of international contexts;
  2. exhibit the skills to teach World Englishes in a variety of international contexts;
  3. develop a learning curriculum and syllabus for teaching Englishes for multidialectal/international communication;
  4. critically engage in evaluating practices of teaching World Englishes;
  5. Profile pedagogical ideas that are informed by the latest literature on teaching Englishes for multidialectal/international communication.

Assessment

Curriculum development project: 45% + Practising teaching world Englishes: 20%
Critical reflections on the practices: 35%

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Contact hours

The average number of contact and private study hours per week for this unit is 24 hours.

Students will be required to observe an undergraduate program of EIL for a period of two weeks.

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