ETL713 - Learning Global English in Diverse Social Contexts
2021 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)|
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 3-hour seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud (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 Cloud (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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