Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitEnglish as an International Language
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Roby Marlina


Previously coded EIL3110


This unit examines the complex relationship between English language, culture, and identity. It encourages students to examine how English, as a result of its global spread, reflects diverse cultural values, cultural thought-patterns, and cultural identities. As this relationship has even become more complicated especially in today's globalised world, this unit examines its impact within in multilingual and multicultural nations in detail.


At the completion of this unit it is expected that students, as multilingual speakers, will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a high level of understanding of the relationship between language, culture, and identity..
  2. Appreciate the diversity of cultural values and worldviews reflected in different Englishes.
  3. Reflect critically on their own experiences of communication with people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the complexity of the language-culture-identity relationship in today's globalised world.
  5. Communicate across different cultures and Englishes.


Written work: 60%
Test: 20%
Oral presentation: 10%
Class participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

two hours/week

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