ENGLISH FOR GLOBAL COMMUNICATION

EDU4EGC

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is for postgraduate and later year undergraduate students and aligns with the La Trobe Essential of Global Citizenship. It is suitable for students from all language backgrounds, including native speakers and those who use English as an additional language.The subject analyses the role of English as a global language in two separate modules.The module Global citizenship and intercultural communication, considers the value of active involvement in global world and the role of English language as a tool of global interaction. The module, English language and powers considers the role of access to opportunity and analyses the role of English as a lingua franca and a world language.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCelia Hammond

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEDU4EGC Book of ReadingsPrescribedN/ALA TROBE UNIVERSITY.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply theory to practice by identifying significant issues related to communication in English within and between cultures.

Activities:
Reflective writing, Research activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

02. Critically analyse assumptions about the impact of English as a tool of global communication.

Activities:
Reflective Online discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Critique the use of English in specific contexts and develop cross-cultural awareness related to current issues in students' social, political, economic and professional contexts.

Activities:
Individual research tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Analyse texts on the role of English as a global language which explicitly model critical and analytical skills.

Activities:
Research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCelia Hammond

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop per week from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Reflective assignment (equivalent to 2,000 words)online reflective written commentary and discussion50 01, 02, 03
Research Essay (equivalent to 2000 words)Research Essay and annotated bibliographies50 01, 02, 03, 04