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LING71-113: Language Policy in a Global Context


This subject explores the way language learning and teaching policies are designed globally. The educational contexts discussed in this subject include K-12 education in Australia and globally, target languages taught in the countries where they are spoken as the first or additional language, other models of English and other languages taught outside the school systems and the teaching of Heritage and Indigenous languages. Geographically, the first part of the subject focuses on languages learnt in Australia, the curricula for teaching of English as an Additional language or Dialect and of other languages in Australian states and territories. The second part of the subject takes the discussion on K-12 and other models overseas and examines different curricula and language policies in various parts of the world. The subject equips students with an insight into fascinating and complex matters of language planning, language policy and educating young learners.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering - On campus]
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering - Online]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Current: $2,340
  • Commencing in May 2021: $2,430

Learning outcomes

1. Classify, compare and explain complex issues and processes of language policy in Australia and globally.
2. Individually and in small teams, evaluate and employ relevant knowledge to new contexts in language policy.
3. Formulate a personalised approach to language planning and language policy.
4. Employ the knowledge and skills gained in the subject to becoming a global educator and citizen, ready for the challenges of transformations demonstrated by the world megatrends.

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.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering - Online
Enrolment opens17/03/2020
Semester start25/05/2020
Subject start25/05/2020
Cancellation 1?08/06/2020
Cancellation 2?15/06/2020
Last enrolment07/06/2020
Withdraw – Financial?20/06/2020
Withdraw – Academic?11/07/2020
Teaching census?19/06/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021