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ET9D4 - English in International Development

  • Module code: ET9D4
  • Module name: English in International Development
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To explore issues which are specifically connected with the role of English in developing country contexts and the improvement of English language teaching and learning in such contexts, in particular in relation to language-in-education policy, multilingual and English-medium education, appropriate innovation and educational change management; to support participants in planning appropriate developmental innovations in low- and medium-income country contexts.

Principal learning outcomes

Critical understanding of key concepts, models and research findings relating to English in international development; enhanced practical ability to plan a project to bring about appropriate change in a low- or medium-income country, taking account of local constraints and affordances.

Timetabled teaching activities

8 x 1 hour lectures (i.e. one lecture per week), 8 x 1 hour seminars (i.e. one seminar per week)

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Other essential notes

10 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: ET9D4-10)
A (Assessed work only) 2000 word written assignment 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Drama Education and English Language Teaching (X3BA) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Social Science Research (L98A) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught TESOL (X9PR) - Year 1