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Module Code: LNG105
Module Title: English as a Global Language
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Pre-requisites: N/A

This module aims

• to introduce students to a wide range of phenomena related to English as a global language at both global and local levels;

• to introduce students to some key conceptual and theoretical resources useful for understanding these phenomena;

• to enable students to apply their knowledge and understanding gained in this module to critically assess some major historical, cultural, and/or sociolinguistic issues arising from published papers in the field (e.g. those published in English Today)

Learning outcomes 
After successfully completing this module, the students will

A. develop an understanding of the important concepts (e.g. World Englishes, and ELF) surrounding the study of English as a global language;

B. demonstrate a good knowledge of the wide range of phenomena (e.g. stakeholders’ attitudes) related to English as a global language;

C. reflect critically on some of the major historical, cultural, and/or sociolinguistic issues concerning English as a global language; and

D. analyse variation in a selection of world Englishes.

Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components (Lectures and Tutorials/workshops).


Tutorials/ workshops
Topics will typically include:

 Historical development of English

 Language change and variation

 English as a global language: issues, attitudes & methods

 Variation in 'Native' Englishes

 The 'New' Englishes

 English in Global Contexts: Focusing upon selected polities

 English as a Lingua Franca

 Attitudes to English varieties and ELF

 English language teaching in the paradigms of ELF and World Englishes

 The future of English as a global language
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    13      111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Group Project 15.00
2 Presentation 15.00
3 Essay 70.00

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