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Different Englishes and Interpretations of Language, Culture and Identity (EDU604)

Organisational Unit School of Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit explores issues that have particular significance in a world where there are more speakers of English as a second or additional language than there are speakers of English as a first language. The unit examines how the emergence of different Englishes both impacts and reflects language, culture and identity. It views 'Englishes' within the context of interglobal connectedness. Questions around whose English, what English and why English are examined critically.
Timetabled Learning Activities Internal: workshops: 1 x 3 hours per week.
External: No attendance required.
Assessment A range of written assessment tasks will be used in this unit and feedback will be provided by the tutor.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level qualification or permission of the Unit Coordinator.
Exclusions Student who have successfully completed EDU404 Different Englishes and Interpretations of Language, Culture and Identity may not enrol in the unit for credit.
Previously 2013: 'Issues in Language Education'
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Different Englishes and Interpretations of Language, Culture and Identity (EDU619) - as for EDU604 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Education
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal
Timetabled Learning Activities Internal: workshops: 1 x 3 hours per week.
External: No attendance required.
Assessment A range of written assessment tasks will be used in this unit and feedback will be provided by the tutor.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level qualification or permission of the Unit Coordinator.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDU404/EDU604 Different Englishes and Interpretations of Language, Culture and Identity may not enrol in this unit for credit
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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