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ATS2769

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitEnglish as an International Language
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Zhichang Xu

Notes

Previously coded EIL2110

Synopsis

This unit provides students with a basic understanding of what language research is, and allows students to experience doing a small-scale research on topics of their interest in the area of English as an International Language. The main topics covered in this unit include: the nature of language research, research methods in language studies (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods), research tools for data collection, and research ethics from cross-cultural perspectives. Students will also have the opportunity to learn and critique current issues and research in English as an International Language. This unit provides students with basic knowledge and skills in doing research-related activities in their further studies.

Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language research.
  2. Develop an interest in researching in the area of English as an International Language.
  3. Demonstrate familiarity with current issues and research in English as an International Language.
  4. Develop the ability to conduct a small-scale research project competently.

Assessment

Written work: 60%
Oral presentation: 30%
Class participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

two hours/week

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