Courses & Units

Languages and Culture EMT609




This unit investigates the links between language and culture, and the importance of considering the linguistic and cultural differences of learners within any learning and teaching context. In particular, you will explore three main themes. Firstly, you will look at the interdependence of language and culture. Secondly, you will investigate how linguistic and cultural differences can affect how people learn. Thirdly, you will look at the challenges and opportunities presented by intercultural communication in today's globalized world.


Unit name Languages and Culture
Unit code EMT609
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Teaching staff

Dr Andy Bown

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $417.00 2020: $1,054.00 070103

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EMT609 is a 6.25 credit point unit and has a co-requisite of EMT691 which is also a 6.25 credit point unit. As EMT609 and EMT691 are co-requisites of each other, they must be enrolled for the same semester for study. If these units are not enrolled together, you will be ineligible for the one you're enrolled in.


Teaching Pattern

This unit will run for 6 weeks of the semester - further details will be provided by your School

On Campus: Weekly two hour online lecture plus weekly one hour tutorial on campus.

Online: Fully online with weekly readings and activities


AT1: Essay (100%)

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Flexible Study Options

This unit is available face to face on Hobart Campus only and fully online via distance enrolment.




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