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  • Objectives
    Students who have completed the Master of 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.
  • Academic Title
    Master of English as an International Language
  • Course description
    Students must complete the Graduate Diploma in English as an International Language (100 points) and then complete a further 100 points.

    Only students with an average score of at least 65% in the first year of the course will be permitted to enrol in second year.

    Typically , in the first part of the second year of the program, students will take the following core subjects:

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    483-727  Language Communication and Society
    This subject explores the role of language in communication and the way in which English is used and adapted by different groups in society. It will assist students to develop more flexibility in English and greater sensitivity to variations in regis...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    483-732  Research Methodology
    This subject introduces students to a variety of research methods used in a range of fields and provides fundamental knowledge that they need to make rational decisions about research strategies. The subject introduces research methods such as experi...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    Students will also take a further two 12.5 subjects that will be offered from the list below. Typically, in the final semester of the program, students will take the following core subjects:

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    483-729  Major Research Project 1
    An individually negotiated research project based on the student's professional work. The subject will provide experience in defining a research problem, undertaking a literature review, designing an appropriate methodology, conducting the inves...     Semester 1, Semester 2     25

    483-743  Language Use in Context
    This subject extends the student´s understanding of English in use in a range of different contexts, thus extending their English language capabilities. Topics include language and social context, differences between written and spoken English, ...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    Students will also take another 12.5 point subject that will be offered from the list below.

    Please note: Not all subjects will be offered each semester. Subjects will be selected on the basis of student progression requirements.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    483-720  English and Globalisation
    This subject examines the role of English as an agent of globalisation. Topics include theories, conceptions and metaphors of globalisation, the economics and politics of globalisation, English as a hegemonic influence globally, English and the inter...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    483-726  International English Language Media
    This subject examines the wide dissemination of English language media internationally and its effects. Topics include markets for English language newspapers in non-English speaking countries, construction of English language newspapers, news source...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    483-730  Non-verbal Communication and Culture
    This subject examines the cultural variables in nonverbal communication. Topics include bodily stance and gesture, visual semiotics, cultural conventions of visual representation, design and communication, the meaning of fashion and the affective ele...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    483-736  Translating Language and Culture
    This subject examines intercultural issues associated with translating and interpreting. Topics include the (im)possibility of accurate translation, the spirit or the letter?, cultural variations in discourse and genre, the creation of hybrid discour...     Semester 2     12.50

    483-728  Language in Professional Communication
    This subject examines the ways in which language is shaped to achieve particular purposes in professional contexts. Topics include theories of discourse and genre, personal and impersonal language, patterns of formal and informal negotiation, the gen...     Semester 2     12.50

    483-748  Language and International Marketing
    This subject examines the ways in which language is used to achieve particular marketing ends. Topics include international markets, international branding, channels of international marketing, e-marketing, policy environment for international market...     Semester 1     12.50

    483-745  Language and Socioeconomic Development
    This subject examines the effects of the socioeconomic context on language use. Topics include beliefs about literacy and economic advancement, international policies on language and literacy, literacy and the workplace, language as cultural capital,...     Semester 1     12.50

    460-719  Language, Literature and Society
    This subject explores the relationship between literary works and their language through the close reading and analysis of material in a range of genres. Students will examine the linguistic features of contrasting texts from different periods, and d...     Semester 2     12.50

    483-730  Non-verbal Communication and Culture
    This subject examines the cultural variables in nonverbal communication. Topics include bodily stance and gesture, visual semiotics, cultural conventions of visual representation, design and communication, the meaning of fashion and the affective ele...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    With the approval of the GEIL Program Director, students may negotiate to take one of the following subjects in place of one or more of the subjects listed above:

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    483-733  Special Studies 1
    This subject involves a rigorous investigation of a topic or problem within the relevant specialisation. Students examine appropriate theoretical frameworks that illuminate the area and consider the implications for their own work. They may undertake...     Semester 1     12.50

    483-734  Special Studies 2
    This subject involves a rigorous investigation of a topic or problem within the relevant specialisation. Students examine appropriate theoretical frameworks that illuminate the area and consider the implications for their own work. They may undertake...     Semester 1     12.50

    483-746  Special Studies 3
    This subject involves a rigorous investigation of a topic or problem within the relevant specialisation. Students examine appropriate theoretical frameworks that illuminate the area and consider the implications for their own work. They may undertake...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    483-747  Research Project
    An individually-negotiated research project based on the student's professional work, the subject will provide experience in defining a research problem, undertaking a literature review, designing an appropriate methodology, conducting the inves...     Semester 1     12.50

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