Communicating with Asia: Languages and Societies
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain the differences between the Asian languages and Australian English in written spoken and non-verbal forms
- identify cultural backgrounds that relate to the language forms, styles and use covered in the unit
- apply communication strategies appropriate for use in Asian cultures by considering the style of communication to suit specific situations or contexts
- evaluate and synthesise relevant information in order to compare and contrast the different cultural and communicative backgrounds which may be encountered when engaging with Asia
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- Social injustice across language
- The sociolinguistics of globalisation
- A critical understanding Global Englishes
- Language, identity and power
- Media and technology in language and society
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This subject is designed to promote awareness of the variations in communication patterns in different Asian cultures, and to enhance the ability to communicate more effectively with Asia. It covers major East Asian societies, exploring the relationships between culture, behaviour and language, and exploring potential cross-cultural communication problems that may arise from the differences between Asian and Australian societies.
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- eTest (20%)
- Recorded Presentation (30%)
- Essay (50%)