12 x 2-hour workshops per semester
5 x 2-hour supervised studies per semester
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 ^ ESOL8001 - Second Language Learning and Teaching
2 ESOL8701 - Second Language Classroom Research 1
Must Satisfy: ((1) or (2))
Enrolment not permitted
ESOL8006 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Test(s)
Topic description
This topic examines the phenomenon of English as a global language. It investigates how English became the global language, and analyses issues raised by a global language and the implications of a global language for the teaching of English as a second or other language.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • investigate and analyse issues related to English as a global language

  • develop skills to critically reflect on the role of English in the world

  • examine theories related to the implication of the global language, and their relationship to classroom practice
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • critically analyse a theories on how English became the global language

  • examine and discuss a range of arguments and perspectives on English as a global language

  • critically analyse English as a global language, and reflect on the implications for classroom practice

  • demonstrate mastery in the evaluation of their own and others' classroom practice in terms of the issues raised by English as a global language