ENGS18 English as a Global Language 5 ECTS
Periods
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
English
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Englannin kielen, kirjallisuuden ja kääntämisen tutkinto-ohjelma
Faculty of Communication Sciences

General description

This course reviews linguistic as well as various socio-cultural aspects of English as a global language, paying attention to both theory and practice. The course has three main aims. Firstly, it briefly outlines the development and characteristics of English as a global language – the variation, change and diversification of English in different regions, societies, communities and settings in the world – with specific emphasis on non-native-speaker contexts. Secondly, the course provides a critical overview of issues around and debates on the impact of the spread of English in the world. Thirdly, it familiarizes students with a range of linguistic and discourse-pragmatic approaches to studying English as a global language, also providing suggestions and support for pro gradu research in this area. Course work includes weekly sessions, background reading, and a mini project, its oral presentation and written report.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Teachers

Hanna Parviainen, Teacher responsible
Hanna.E.Parviainen[ät]uta.fi

Teaching

9-Jan-2019 – 15-May-2019
Tutorials
Wed 9-Jan-2019 - 20-Feb-2019 weekly at 16-18, Pinni B 5005
Wed 6-Mar-2019 - 10-Apr-2019 weekly at 16-18, Pinni B 5005
Wed 24-Apr-2019 at 16-18, Pinni B 5005
Wed 8-May-2019 - 15-May-2019 weekly at 16-18, Pinni B 5005