Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. interpret and apply knowledge of how language varies within and across selected cultures and contexts
  2. evaluate the differences and similarities of language use across a range of cultures and contexts
  3. analyse how various speech styles and registers impact on identity, power, social status and linguistic prejudice
  4. critically appraise various teaching practices and their underlying theories and discuss how they can support (or hinder) EALD students’ learning.

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • CUR-SED-DEG-2019
  • CUR-ECE-DEG-2019
  • CUR-BED-DEG-2019

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject examines the relationship between language and culture and explores the different varieties of language and dialects, as well as the various styles and registers that can exist within any one language. The subject explores theories of language and language learning, including transcultural communication, to enhance the ability and confidence of teachers to work successfully in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Specific reference will be made to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects as well as people learning English as an additional language.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Critical exercise (30%)
  • Investigation (45%)
  • Take home exam (25%)

Textbook information is pending.

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