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Graduate Diploma in English as an International Language

Course code: 3931 ~ Course abbreviation: GDipEngIntLang ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton)

Course description

Graduate Diploma of English as an International Language is an 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 completing this course will have: 1. an understanding of diverse aspects of the academic discipline; 2. an understanding of the world view of the field of study; 3. a familiarity with 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. developed sound analytical skills; 7. developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.

Course structure

Students complete 48 points as outlined below.

Course requirements

Semester one

  • EIL4401 English in International Professional Contexts
  • EIL4402 Renationalizing English: Language, Culture, and Communication

Semester two

Two of the following:

  • ALM4150 Research Design in Applied Linguistics
  • EIL4404 Issues in Teaching English as an International Language
  • LLC4070/LLC5070 Managing Intercultural Communication

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.


Graduates from the program may apply for entry into the Master of English as an International Language.

Course coordinator

Dr Farzad Sharifian