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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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ENGS18 English as a Global Language 5 ECTS
Organised by
DP in English Language, Literature and Translation
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course unit, the student will understand how English has developed into a global language. The student will also understand how the varieties of English spoken in different parts of the world vary between different regions, societies, and communities, with a special focus on the language use of non-native speakers. In addition, the student will have a thorough understanding of the impact the globalisation of English has, the debates concerning the globalisation, as well as of the various research methods used to study this phenomenon.


The course unit explores English as a global language from a linguistic and socio-cultural perspective.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Communication Sciences
Optional Courses (Common Core Studies / LTL)
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Tampere Summer School
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Faculty of Communication Sciences