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LING71-113: Language Policy in a Global Context


This subject introduces you to the design of language learning and teaching policies in Australia and globally. You will explore various educational policy contexts including K-12 education in Australia, target languages taught in the countries where they are spoken as the first or additional languages, and other policy models of English and other languages taught outside the school systems. The subject also examines policies on the teaching and learning of Heritage and Indigenous languages. Geographically, the first part of the subject focuses on languages learnt in Australia and the second part examines different curricula and language policies in various parts of the world. The subject equips you with an insight into fascinating and complex matters of language planning, language politics and language policy.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering - Standard]
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • May 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $2,640
  • Commencing in 2023: $2,710

Learning outcomes

1. Identify, synthesise, interpret and communicate complex issues in Language Policy. 2. Independently and in teams, demonstrate expert cognitive skills to solve complex problems related to Language policy. 3. Apply this disciplinary knowledge to new contexts, demonstrating expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as an English language educator and a global citizen.

Enrolment requirements

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  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering - StandardStandard Offering - Online
Enrolment opens20/03/202220/03/2022
Semester start16/05/202216/05/2022
Subject start16/05/202216/05/2022
Cancellation 1?30/05/202230/05/2022
Cancellation 2?06/06/202206/06/2022
Last enrolment29/05/202229/05/2022
Withdraw – Financial?11/06/202211/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?02/07/202202/07/2022
Teaching census?10/06/202210/06/2022