Sub-major - International English

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1120.1

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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 sub-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 sub-major provides studies in the varieties and structures of English, informed by specific studies in linguistics, English teaching and bilingualism and language acquisition.

Sub-major Structure

Students must successfully complete 40 credit points as follows

Students must complete the following compulsory unit:

102438 English as an International Language

And students must complete three units from the following pools

Level 1 Unit Pool

101945 Introduction to Linguistics
102042 The Sound of Language

Level 2 Unit Pool

102439 English Language Analysis
102475 Language Assessment and Testing
102489 Meaning in Language
102490 Pragmatics
101948 Structure of Language
102474 TESOL Teaching Methodology
102414 Working Grammar

Level 3 Unit Pool

101449 Bilingualism and Biculturalism
102476 English Language Linguistics
101950 Intercultural Communication
100023 Psychology of Language
101451 Second Language Acquisition
101450 Sociolinguistics
102477 TESOL Curriculum Design
102478 TESOL Placement

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