Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AQH00701 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name World Englishes (世界の英語)
Subject Name
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World Englishes
シバタ ミキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Thur7-8:IAS K102
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Linguistics
Eligible Students
Keywords World Englishes, English as a lingua franca, native speakers, language attitude, identity 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information on individual academic disciplines.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The general ability to logically and simply explain one's own ideas on ways of solving issues to people in different culture and areas, and demonstrate leadership in discussion.

Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding of the important characteristics and basic theoretical framework of individual academic disciplines.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information in individual academic disciplines.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The ability to take action cooperatively to advance research to resolve the problem by sharing issues with people from different cultures and areas of specialization, and explaining one’s own ideas logically and simply. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The scope of this course encompasses empirical research and theories on Englishes in the world, while addressing the issues such as how English has speard worldwid, what kinds of English people use in different countries and regions, and how diversified English influence the power relationship between natvei and non-native speakers. We will explore the nature of language change and language power in order to better understand the role that English has played in society and the value of non-native speaker of English. 
Class Schedule Class 1 Introduction: spreading English in a global society
Class 2 World Englishes and native speakers
Class 3 English as a lingua franca
Class 4 English-medium instruction at higher educational institutions
Class 5 Language and nation: social ideology of English
Class 6 Language attitudes and identity
Class 7 Multilingual society and language rights
Class 8 In-class final exam
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In-class final exam

Journal article summary will be required for class discussion.  
Journal articles 
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(More Details) Online materials etc. 
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Preparation and
Make sure you complete all reading assignments (including a summary) prior to the next class. You are strongly encouraged to do online search for any unfamiliar technichal terms and research methods to deepen your understanding as much as possible. Please bring your inquires to the next class otherwise. Also, the questions to be discussed in class are welcomed (, yet please do not expect the instructor to give you answers!.) You will be also asked to present what you have learnt from the journal paper.  
Requirements Upper-intermediate level of English proficiency is required since students are required to read and understand professional journals written and carry class discussion in English (TOEIC 600 minimum).
Grading Method 1. Reflection sheet of class performance  20%
2. Journal Summaries  30%
3. In-class final exam  50% 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Hope that this class gives you opportunities for critical thinking and academic training.
This class is not a knowledge-transmitting course: I expect you to be active in class! 
Other No audit is accepted in principle. However, those who are under special conditions might be considered after consultation with the instructor. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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