The discipline of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies is concerned with the relation and interaction between Language and Literature in a certain Cultural environment.
Language studies or linguistics is a science that tackles language from the perspective of structure, form, meaning and context, while literature is the art of the written composition, divided in poetry, prose and theatre. The complex discipline of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies aims at enabling the student to build a deep understanding of a culture based on the language and literature of that culture. Language and literature are both a very powerful expression tools and they offer insight into the building elements of a culture, the particular characteristics of a society or social group in terms of spirituality, intellect, emotion and physical environment. These two forms of expression are some of the strongest transmission channels of the cultural heritage of a society and researching those helps understand the drivers and mechanisms of the culture in question.
This fascinating discipline helps to understand and value the cultural diversity of the human society that is becoming more and more globalized and detached to specific culture. Being aware of the different cultural backgrounds of the members of our cross-cultural environment helps not only preserve the valuable artefacts and manifestations of that culture, but also to better communicate and cooperate in our day to day activity.
In the course 'Discover Dutch: Dutch Language and Culture', you will learn to speak and understand the Dutch language at a basic level (CEFR A1).
This course is a second semester Elementary French course, a continuation of level FR 1010 with emphasis on acquiring basic level of proficiency in the language and understanding the culture of France and the Francophone world.
This course is an introduction to French and is intended to help students acquire the basic elements of spoken and written French. Students will learn how to express themselves in everyday life situations. The students’ basic needs for linguistic and cultural information will be the main focus of this course. In class, work will be supplemented by multimedia activities and real-life situations in the city of Paris.
A series of topic-centered courses refining the skills of academic essay writing, studying a wide range of ideas as expressed in diverse literary genres and periods. Introduces the analysis of literary texts and gives training in the writing of critical essays and research papers. Recent topics include: Utopia and Anti-Utopia, City as Metaphor, Portraits of Women, Culture Conflict, and Labyrinths.
The English Literature A Level course will open up the world of classic and contemporary literature, helping you to become a confident reader of a range of texts and improving your ability to respond to and analyse what you read. Studying English literature broadens your horizons intellectually and career-wise, as it helps you to develop valuable analytical and expressive skills that are highly prized by any employer.
The English Language A Level is a key asset if you are interested in any career that involves written and spoken communication and a comprehensive grasp of the English language. English is the number one language in the world of business and knowing how to convey your thoughts effectively and having the skills to understand nuance and subtleties in English can set you apart in the jobs market. An English A Level can also be essential for entry to many university courses.
Students who participate in this program will have a very unique opportunity to explore the rich Russian culture and learn about the Ural Region and Ekaterinburg (Yekaterinburg), Russia while learning about theories and applications in Business promotion via the Internet a core and behavioral course.
This course is designed specifically to help engineers and scientists develop better strategies for organizing, displaying and presenting complex data in ways that facilitate understanding in non-expert audiences. The course will apply current research from cognitive/learning sciences and technical communication, to present strategies for adapting complex information based on insights from these areas.
IELTS Master Plus contains all the comprehensive content of IELTS Master, plus personalised assessment and feedback from qualified IELTS instructors.
The Macquarie University IELTS Test Centre offers three interactive online IELTS preparation courses. Each course is full of useful test tips, online activities and IELTS practice tests that cover all four IELTS modules.
IELTS Express is a fast online preparation course for the IELTS test. Our easy to use, step by step course takes 45 days to complete, covering all four IELTS modules. With over 100 activities and approximately 200 study pages, IELTS Express will boost your confidence and help improve your IELTS score.
This preparatory English language program helps students to gain the minimum IELTS academic English level required to enter the hotel management diploma programs. The Hospitality Preparatory Program focuses on relevant skills in English comprehension, listening, reading, writing and speaking, and the terminology used within the hospitality industry.