The Graduate Certificate in English as an International Language develops students' communicative competence in English for international academic, business and professional situations. This intensive program of study introduces students to key understandings about English in use and to the cultural practices that underlie its use in diverse international contexts. Students develop skills in critical thinking, analysis and independent learning. Participation in seminars and oral presentations and completion of essays and reports develops students' ability to apply appropriate academic and research skills. The certificate is an entry point to the articulated structure of higher degree studies comprising the Diploma in English as an International Language and the Master of English as an International Language.
This course is only available to students for whom English is a second or other language. Fees per semester are $9900 in 2009.
Students can commence in any semester. Orientation is usually held in the week prior to commencement of semester. All classes are taught at the Hawthorn campus. Objectives: Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in English as an International Language course should be able to:
- Understand the English language and its variability in different social contexts;
- Appreciate how to acquire and develop language skills and other knowledge in and through English;
- Be able to use English in a variety of social and professional contexts;
- Learn how to learn a language and continue to develop their English independently;
- Articulate their knowledge appropriately in English;
- Exhibit analytic and problem solving skills;
- Work independently to achieve goals and to promote their own language development learning;
- Interact effectively when required with others without being inhibited by English.