Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Zhichang Xu


This unit introduces students to the practical aspects of teaching World Englishes in a variety of multilingual, intra/international contexts. It covers diverse topics that equip students with knowledge and skills to teach World Englishes. Topics range from instructional language in a World-Englishes lesson to curriculum development for World-Englishes courses, and from intercultural pedagogy to assessing multidialectal and intercultural competencies. Students are provided with the opportunity to observe the practices of teaching World Englishes, to develop their own World-Englishes curriculum, to practise teaching World Englishes, and to engage in critical reflections and evaluations of their own practices.


Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate advanced understanding of the practical aspects of teaching World Englishes in a variety of international contexts;
  2. exhibit the skills to teach World Englishes in a variety of international contexts;
  3. develop a learning curriculum and syllabus for teaching Englishes for multidialectal/international communication;
  4. critically engage in evaluating practices of teaching World Englishes;
  5. Profile pedagogical ideas that are informed by the latest literature on teaching Englishes for multidialectal/international communication.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

The average number of contact and private study hours per week for this unit is 24 hours.

Students will be required to observe an undergraduate program of EIL for a period of two weeks.