Course: Multicultural World

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Course title Multicultural World
Course code KAJ/4177
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Brandon Mark, Dr. phil.
Course content
The course is about the history and devlopment of English as a global language and the cultural products of this development. It discusses the spread, development, and teaching of English around the globe.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • unspecified - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This course is designed to aid language acquisition through the study of culture. "Culture" includes the material, political, and intellectual environment of the English-speaking world. This course emphasizes the historical and cultural role of English either as a second language, or as one of many language options, in various regions around the globe.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: Master important data about the English-speaking world, discuss the historical rise of English as a global means of communication, discuss the role of English in the formation of national identities outside of Europe, Australia, and America. understand the socio-economic forces that make English acquisition desirable, participate in some of the debate about English as an international language.
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Assessment methods and criteria
Recommended literature
  • Ayres, A. Speaking like a state: Language and nationalism in Pakistan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Crystal, D. English as a global language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Honna, N. English as a multicultural language in Asia and intercultural literacy. 2005.
  • Krishnawamy, N. The story of English in India. Foundation Books, 2006.
  • Lie, A. English c2002urriculum in multicultural studies. 2002.
  • McArthur, T. The English languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
  • McCrum, R., Cran, W., & MacNeil, R. The story of English. New York: Viking, 1992.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): English Language and Literature (A14) Category: Philological sciences 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer