ENGLISH FOR GLOBAL COMMUNICATION
Credit points: 15
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 a global community and the role of the English language as a tool of global interaction. The module, English Language and Power, considers the role of English as a lingua franca and analyses the status and influence of the English language, in giving access to opportunity and raising issues of identity.
Subject Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Available as ElectiveNo
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald
Unscheduled Online Class
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
One 2.00 h workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes in 2020 to be held on Mondays 3/8, 17/8, 31/8, 14/9, 5/10, & 19/10"
|Reflective Assignment (equivalent to 2,250 words) Online reflective written commentary and discussion; reflections on interview findings.||N/A||N/A||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
|Research Essay (equivalent to 2,250 words) A written discussion of issues arising from the status of English as a global language and the implications of its power.||N/A||N/A||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|