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Monash University

Master of English as an International Language

Course code: 3930 ~ Course abbreviation: MEngIntLang ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton)

Course description

Master of English as an international language is an innovative interdisciplinary course designed for candidates who are interested in exploring the issues that are associated with the role of English as an international language. The course covers issues that relate to the socio-cultural, conceptual, and ideological considerations that relate to the spread of English around the world. It addresses issues such as the speaker's identity, teaching of English as an international language, and the use of English as a lingua franca in international professional contexts.

Course objectives

Students successfully completing this course will have: 1. a sound knowledge of diverse aspects of the academic discipline; 2. an understanding of the world view of the field of study; 3. a critical appreciation of the secondary literature in the field of study; 4. a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study; 5. advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal; 6. advanced analytical skills; 7. a grasp of research methodology and ethics, and an ability to undertake a small, independent research project in one of the disciplines represented in the program.

Minimum pass grade

To graduate with the Masters, students must gain a credit (60 C) or above in core units and a minimum credit average overall.

Course structure

Course requirements

Students must complete the following: *

  • EIL4401 English in international professional contexts
  • EIL4402 Renationalizing English: Language, culture, and communication

plus two of:

plus one of the following options:

  • EIL5001 Research project in EIL (24 points)


  • ALM5350 World Englishes, and one 12-point elective from a related discipline approved by the course coordinator

    * All units are worth 12 points unless otherwise indicated

Exit points

After successful completion of 24 points, students may apply to exit the program with a Graduate Certificate in English as an International Language, or after successful completion of 48 points with the Graduate Diploma in English as an International Language.

Course coordinator

Dr Farzad Sharifian