EN6507 - World Englishes

Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to give students an account of central theoretical concepts relating to the study of world Englishes, with particular reference to the learning and teaching of English. The topics covered will equip students with the basic, critical concepts needed to examine the effects of the internationalisation of English from a global perspective. Students will also discuss the politics of English in relation to language and globalisation, describe the role of literary creativity in relation to world Englishes, and apply relevant methodology to investigate issues relating to world Englishes in the Hong Kong context.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Participation and contribution to in-class discussions and activities: 20%
Group work presentations: 20%
Written assignment: 60%
Detailed Course Information


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