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340138 VO Lingua-franca communication and Global English (2014S)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 34 - Translationswissenschaft

Details

max. 1000 participants
Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 19.03. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Wednesday 26.03. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Wednesday 02.04. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Wednesday 09.04. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Wednesday 30.04. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Wednesday 14.05. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Wednesday 21.05. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Wednesday 28.05. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Wednesday 04.06. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Wednesday 11.06. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Wednesday 18.06. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG
Wednesday 25.06. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 5 ZfT Philippovichgasse 11, 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Exploration of English as a global lingua franca in various fields such as business, science, and diplomacy; historical development; varieties of English; the role of economic and political power; global culture and cultural identity; the pros and cons of having a global language; challenges of lingua franca communication.

Assessment and permitted materials

End-of-semester exam (multiple choice); exam in English.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To introduce students to important concepts regarding lingua franca communication and English as a global language; to raise students’ awareness of the importance of being able to apply English as a lingua franca; to highlight special issues that might arise when using English as a lingua franca; to accustom students to listening to theoretical concepts and practical examples in English.

Examination topics

Lecture and presentation of contents; real-life examples (listening and reading examples, dialogues, situations); discussion of contents and examples. Course held in English.

Reading list

To be announced in class.

Association in the course directory

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