The program of English as an International Language offers innovative undergraduate and postgraduate courses that focus on international/intercultural communication in English.
- Globalization, Language Use, and the Teaching of English Presenter: Professor Sandra McKay, San Francisco State University Introduced by: Professor Farzad Sharifian, Monash University Globalization is a much used and often loosely-defined term. This paper will begin by considering the various definitions of globalization and examine what these suggest for current language use and language teaching. The author will argue that ... Read more
- Arriving in Australia in 1998 from Iran, Monash Professor Farzad Sharifian knows firsthand the trials and tribulations of international students, and the life-changing impact that a PhD scholarship can make. A member of the Monash family for 6 years, Professor Sharifian is the Director of The Language and Society Centre, Faculty of Arts at Monash. He ... Read more
- English as an International Language: An Overview of the Paradigm Presenter: Professor Farzad SharifianDirector: Language and Society CentreConvenor: English as an International Language Commentary: Professor Andy KirkpatrickHead: School of Languages and Linguistics, Griffith University In this lecture, Professor Sharifian presents an overview of the paradigm of English as an International Language (EIL). Starting with a brief historical account ... Read more