Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitEnglish as an International Language
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Roby Marlina


This unit provides students with a basic understanding of what language research is, and allows students to experience doing a small-scale research on topics of their interest in the area of English as an International Language. The main topics covered in this unit include: the nature of language research, research methods in language studies (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods), research tools for data collection, and research ethics from cross-cultural perspectives. Students will also have the opportunity to learn and critique current issues and research in English as an International Language. This unit provides students with basic knowledge and skills in doing research-related activities in their further studies.


Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language research.
  2. Develop an interest in researching in the area of English as an International Language.
  3. Demonstrate familiarity with current issues and research in English as an International Language.
  4. Develop the ability to conduct a small-scale research project competently.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.