LET-ETCENB211
English as a World Language
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-ETCENB211
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; English Language and Culture;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
dr. J.G. Geenen
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Examiner
dr. J.G. Geenen
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Contactperson for the course
dr. J.G. Geenen
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Lecturer
dr. J.G. Geenen
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Lecturer
dr. O.N.C.J. Koeneman
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Academic year2021
Period
PER 1-PER 2  (30/08/2021 to 30/01/2022)
Starting block
PER 1
Course mode
full-time
RemarksMajor aanschuifminor
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
You will have gained insight into the role of English as a world language, and know the recent worldwide history of the language. You are aware of the many varieties of English, including English based pidgins and creoles, and of their communicative functions. You can analyze the role of English in our present-day international multilingual society. You can present this analysis in a well-structured fashion, both orally and written in good English.
Content
This course discusses how English developed to become a world language during the colonial and post-colonial eras. Topics include the status of world languages in general, the historical background to the development of English as a world language, the many different "Englishes" and the role of English in multilingual societies.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge

Test information

Specifics

Recommended materials
Book
ISBN:9780230596160
Title:English - One Tongue, Many Voices
Author:Jan Svartvik, Geoffrey Leech
Publisher:Palgrave MacMillan 2006

Instructional modes
At-home PER1 gel1
Attendance MandatoryYes

At-home PER2 gel2
Attendance MandatoryYes

Lecture
Attendance MandatoryYes

Seminar

Tests
Participatie
Test weight0
Test typeParticipation
OpportunitiesBlock PER 1, Block PER 2

Minimum grade
Voldaan (V)

Assignment
Test weight100
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 2, Block PER 3

Minimum grade
5,5