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ELL201 - Language and Social Contexts

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

Offered in alternating years 2017, 2019.

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:H Shokouhi




Incompatible with:


Contact hours: 3 hours per week


Understanding how language varies and the factors that lead to it as well as the social responses to variation form the base knowledge for this unit. Varieties of language in Australia including immigrant and indigenous languages and the nature of culture and its relationship to language and thought are also central areas of study. With an understanding of language, context and variation and concepts of class, gender and race (particularly in relation to language education and work) and their meaning in terms of personal and classroom experience, students will consider the impact of language use and policies on the diverse membership of Australian society.


Task 1: Folio and essay - Collection of language samples and essay relating these to themes in variation (50%)

Task 2: Essay - Propose a language policy for a school or public institution and explain relevant theories (50%)

Assessment will total 4000 words or equivalent

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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