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Undergraduate

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Coordinator

Dr Zhichang Xu

Websites

Faculty of Arts

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Location

Caulfield, Clayton

English as an international language (EIL) is an innovative area of study. It offers a new perspective on the use of English in today's globalised and internationalised world. The major examines the different Englishes in the world, and the implications of the global spread of the English language for intercultural communication. You will critically reflect on your experiences of use in a variety of contexts and examine them in the context of the development of intercultural communication skills. You will also develop a high level of understanding of the ideology behind the learning and teaching of English; the different models used; and the impact of ethnocentric teaching and learning materials or activities on learners and teachers of English.

Graduates of the EIL program have gained an advanced understanding of the use of English in various international professional and social settings, and are highly sought after by international and multinational companies to take up positions in areas such as:

  • International development
  • International liaison
  • Marketing/management
  • English language teaching
  • Translation/interpreting

Availability

English as an international language is listed in A2000 Bachelor of Arts at Caulfield and Clayton and as a major or minor, and A0502 Diploma of Liberal Arts at Caulfield and Clayton as a major.

Outcomes

In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge of different Englishes in the world (World Englishes)
  • demonstrate a critical understanding of the complexity of the language-culture-identity relationship in intercultural communication and international language education
  • demonstrate cultural and linguistic sensitivity towards speakers from different cultural backgrounds, and appreciate the diversity of cultural values and world views reflected in different Englishes.

Units

Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at be at level 1 may be credited to the majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) and at least 18 points must be at level 3.

Students complete:

a. Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • ATS1291 Communication in international languages
  • ATS1292 Englishes for global communication

b. Two level 2 cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • ATS2769 English as an international language
  • ATS2770 English as an international language: Language and globalisation

c. Two level 3 capstone unitscapstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • ATS3779 Cultural linguistics
  • ATS3780 English as an international language: Language and education

d. Two units (12 points) from the elective list below, with at least one unit at level 3.

Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited towards the minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html).

Students complete:

a. Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • ATS1291 Communication in international languages
  • ATS1292 Englishes for global communication

b. Two level 2 or 3 units (12 points) as listed within the major. It is a highly recommended that students complete a level 2 unit before enrolling in a level 3 unit.

Elective list

Units are six points unless otherwise stated.

  • ATS2676 Sociolinguistics
  • ATS2681 Structure of English
  • ATS2665/ATS3665 Language endangerment
  • ATS2671/ATS3671 Managing intercultural communication
  • ATS2673/ATS3673 History and sociolinguistics of English
  • ATS2682/ATS3682 Second language acquisition and attrition
  • ATS3064 Cultural intelligence: Building competencies for global leadership
  • ATS3083 Translating across cultures
  • ATS3627 Global Cultures, media flows: creating and consuming (popular) culture
  • ATS3778 Englishes in the global context
  • ATS3781 English as an international language: Writing across cultures
  • ATS3816 The social context of language learning
  • ATS3948 Internship (undergraduate)

Intending honours students

Students intending to enter honours in this area of study must have completed a major in the discipline, with a minimum of 24 points of study at level 3 to be eligible.

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • A0502 Diploma of Liberal Arts

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:*

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts component in the following double degrees:*

  • A2005 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art
  • A2004 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • B2019 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2012 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2020 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2024 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • S2006 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts

* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.