Courses & Units

Language, Culture and Diversity ESG716


This unit explores the complex relationship between language and culture, and considers both in terms of linguistic and cultural diversity. The unit applies understandings of each to the teaching and learning of language. An emphasis is placed on understanding 'culture' from a range of critical perspectives, and to explore the way in which intercultural communication is at play in English language learning and teaching. Issues of identity, the emergence of 'world Englishes', and the contribution of critical sociolinguistics are considered in relation to the practice of English language learning and teaching


Unit name Language, Culture and Diversity
Unit code ESG716
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Mairin Hennebry-Leung
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an understanding of language, culture and diversity in relation to contemporary TESOL practice and theory.
  • reflect critically on the contextual impact of language and culture on TESOL pedagogy.
  • demonstrate an awareness of the contribution of sociolinguistics in theorising teaching and learning in a TESOL context.
  • demonstrate an understanding of contemporary debates and issues related to the multi-contextual nature of English language teaching (ELT) as a socio-cultural activity.
  • enhance your writing skills related to academic writing.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
079999 $555.00 $555.00 not applicable $2,324.00

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AssessmentReflection (30%)|Essay or take home test (70%)
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