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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGradCertEIL
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Course coordinator

Associate Professor Farzad Sharifian


  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.


The Graduate Certificate 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.


Students completing this course will have:

  • a familiarity with diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • a familiarity with the world view of the field of study
  • a familiarity with the secondary literature in the field of study
  • a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • developed sound analytical skills
  • developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.


This course consists of two 12-point units.


Students select two of the following:

  • APG4347 Research methods in applied linguistics
  • APG4733 English in international professional contexts
  • APG4734 Renationalising English: Language, culture, and communication
  • APG4735 Issues in teaching English as an international language

Progression to further studies

Students who complete this course with a credit average are eligible to apply for entry into course 3931 Graduate Diploma in English as an International Language.


Graduate Certificate of English as an International Language