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The purpose of this course is to investigate the spread of English as an international language: its historical development, socio-cultural diversity and linguistics variation. In addition to numerous readings on native and non-narrative varieties of English, which can be found throughout the world (e.g., Indian English, Singaporean English, Chicano English, etc.), topics related to educational linguistics within a World Englishes paradigm will also be addressed in order to better understand common pedagogical problems and concerns related to the English language teaching in international contexts. This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.
This class is required for the noncredit Professional TESOL Certificate. Students must first apply to the certificate program prior to registering. Students taking PEPEC classes complete all assignments and exams required of for-credit students. For more information, visit https://continue.utah.edu/proed/academy/certificate/professional-tesol-certificate or contact Continuing Education at firstname.lastname@example.org