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Undergraduate - Area of study

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 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.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton
CoordinatorMr Roby Marlina

Notes

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

Description

English as an international language (EIL) is a timely and innovative discipline that offers a new perspective on the use of English in today's globalised and internationalised world. It also examines the implications of the global spread of the English language for intercultural communication. One of the important features of the units offered in this program is that students are encouraged to critically reflect on their experiences of using, learning, and/or teaching English in a variety of contexts and examine them in the context of the development of intercultural communication skills.

Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate a high level of familiarity with different Englishes in the world (World Englishes)
  • demonstrate a critical understanding of the complexity of the language-culture-identity relationship in intercultural communication
  • demonstrate a high level of understanding of different models for teaching and learning English and the impact of ethnocentric teaching and learning materials or activities on learners and teachers of English
  • demonstrate cultural and linguistic sensitivity towards speakers from different cultural backgrounds, and appreciate the diversity of cultural values and worldviews reflected in different Englishes
  • develop critical views on the ideology behind the learning and teaching of English
  • demonstrate a critical perspective on contrastive rhetoric and hegemonic models of writing in multilingual and multicultural contexts
  • conduct English as an international language research projects competently.

Units

Minor in English as an international language

Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in English as an international language must complete four units (24 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • ATS1291 English as an international language: English language, society, and communication
  • ATS1292 English as an international language: International communication

(b.) two second or third-year level units chosen from the cornerstone, capstone or elective units detailed in the major below (12 points)

Major in English as an international language

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in English as an international language must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • ATS1291 English as an international language: English language, society, and communication
  • ATS1292 English as an international language: International communication

(b.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

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

(c.) two third-year capstone unitscapstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • ATS3778 English as an international language: World Englishes
  • ATS3780 English as an international language: Language and education

(d.) two elective units (12 points):

  • ATS3064 Intercultural communication: Developing competences in a multicultural context
  • ATS3779 English as an international language: Language and culture
  • ATS3781 English as an international language: Writing across cultures
  • ATS3948 Internship (undergraduate)

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2327 Diploma in Liberal Arts

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts