Major - International English

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1108.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

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Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

International English examines English in its many varieties with a focus on the international development of this language, extending far beyond native English speakers, and identifying features of the language essential to academic and professional performance. The major provides a basis for international students who may intend to teach English in different countries, or enter other language-centred professions, or for local students intending to pursue post-graduate qualifications in education or wanting to improve English skills. The major provides studies in the varieties and structures of English, informed by specific studies in linguistics, English teaching and bilingualism and language acquisition.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal Uldis Ozolins
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Uldis Ozolins

Major Structure

Students must successfully complete 80 credit points as follows

Students must complete the following four compulsory units

102438 English as an International Language
102439 English Language Analysis
101950 Intercultural Communication
102474 TESOL Teaching Methodology

Students must complete four of the following pool units, with no less than two units at Level 3:

Level 1 Unit Pool

101945 Introduction to Linguistics
102042 The Sound of Language

Level 2 Unit Pool

102475 Language Assessment and Testing
102489 Meaning in Language
102490 Pragmatics
101948 Structure of Language
102414 Working Grammar

Level 3 Unit Pool

101449 Bilingualism and Biculturalism
102476 English Language Linguistics
100023 Psychology of Language
101451 Second Language Acquisition
101450 Sociolinguistics
102477 TESOL Curriculum Design
102478 TESOL Placement

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