ETL713 - Learning Global English in Diverse Social Contexts


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials and responses in discussion forums


Study school program at Burwood (Melbourne) campus, for online enrolled students subject to demand

Campus based version subject to demand


This unit aims to help students understand the local and global context in which their learners study the English language and to address questions relating to how social contexts influence language learners and learning.

Topics to be addressed in this unit include: the nature of power relationships and the global use of English and their interaction with class, gender, race and ethnicity; the concepts of identity, globalisation, class, gender, race and ethnicity particularly in relation to education and work and their meaning in terms of personal and classroom experience; the nature of culture and the concepts of cultural change, ideology and schooling; awareness of learners - cultures and/or the target culture; what questions about culture do teachers have, and what do teachers do with cultural information when they have it?; immigration policies globally and their impact on individuals, groups and society; institutional responses to immigration and bilingualism; Language planning and language policy; and presuppositions of one's own culture and its effects on life and work in a multicultural society.

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