International English, Major (0018)

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0018

Previous Code: M1132.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

International English engages students in a systematic and structured study of the English language and its variations across time and contexts. Students learn to recognise and work with the uses and features of the language that are essential to a wide range of social, academic and professional contexts. The major provides a solid and comprehensive foundation for students who aim to work professionally with English in different contexts and countries, especially those intending to pursue post-graduate qualifications in education. The major focuses on varieties and structures of English, informed by studies of English in specific discourse settings, and specifically aims to ensure that students understand the language and its use very well and that they possess a highly developed capacity to use English well across a range of contexts.


Campus Mode Advice
Bankstown City Campus Internal
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal

Major Structure

Students must complete the following four compulsory subjects:

Subject Title Credit Points
TEAC 1012English as an International Language10
TEAC 2025English Language Analysis10
LANG 2055English Text10
LANG 3099English Talk10
Total Credit Points40

 Students must also complete four subjects from the following subjects, with at least 2 at level 3.

Subject Title Credit Points
Level 1 Pool
LANG 1014Introduction to Linguistics10
Level 2 Pool
LANG 2034Meaning in Language10
LANG 2037Pragmatics10
LANG 2041Structure of Language10
LANG 2048Working Grammar10
TEAC 2055TESOL Teaching Methodology10
Level 3 Pool
LANG 3071Second Language Acquisition10
LANG 3073Sociolinguistics10
TEAC 3029TESOL Curriculum Design10
LANG 3045Intercultural Communication10