University of Technology Sydney

013095 Global Englishes

6cp; availability: exchange and study abroad postgraduate students with faculty approval
Requisite(s): 013102 Introducing Knowledge about Language AND 013105 The Multilingual Learner AND 010070 TESOL Practicum AND 028253 TESOL: Methodology
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject explores the implications of the global spread of English, a hotly debated current issue in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) and applied linguistics. It examines the general causes and effects of the global spread of English, from its colonial origins to its contemporary role in the world. This includes linguistic imperialism, linguistic genocide, and the maintenance of global inequality. English is then presented in the varied contexts in which it occurs, and the implications of English having become both a global and a local language in many parts of the world are discussed. The contemporary roles, status, forms, and implications of different varieties of new Englishes, such as Indian, Singaporean and Australian Aboriginal English, as well as pidgins and creoles are considered. Educational implications of the current role of English are explored in the final part of the subject, with a focus on the native-non-native speaker debate, textbooks, methods, and testing.

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Autumn session, City campus

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