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EIL4101 - Special Topics in English as an International Language

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Farzad Sharifian


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Guided reading in an area of students choice that is relevant to the notion of English as an International Language, subject to the approval of the lecturer. Students also conduct research which leads to written tasks on a question or topic relevant to their guided reading.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to

  1. understand the key notions surrounding the use of English as an International Language,
  2. understand the more important aspects of the relationship between language, ideology, and culture, and
  3. apply the notions covered in 1-2 in the analysis of the status or use of English in a particular society, a particular institution, or by a particular group of people


Annotated bibliography: (2000 words): 20%;
Research Essay (3000 words): 35%;
Position Paper (3000 words): 35%;
Oral presentation Up to 20 minutes (equivalent 1000 words): 10%.

Contact hours

Maximum one hour per fortnight


Major in English as an International Language with an average grade of 70% or higher.


EIL4201 (A) or EIL4201 (B)