Course Description

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsHours
5425216 World Englishes 3.0 3
Description This course aims to provide students with an overview of the spread of the English language around the world, the emergence of World Englishes, and the development of the popularization of English as a world lingua franca. It examines the various concepts and theories developed in academia to account for the unprecedented global expansion of English. Through readings and class discussion, this course will look at key sociolinguistic, cultural, politico-economic and educational issues arising from the spread of English as well as the current issues and debates surrounding World Englishes. Students will be encouraged to conduct original research on or detailed analysis of the implications of English as the international language.