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ENGS18 English as a Global Language 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
DP in English Language, Literature and Translation
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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Hanna Parviainen, Teacher responsible


9-Jan-2019 – 15-May-2019
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