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Why study English

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Stephen Pihlaja

on 16 August 2013

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Transcript of Why study English

ENGLISH STUDIES
Preparing for a changing world
Texts
People
Contexts
What do you study?
How do you study?
Why do you study?
Students of language make sense of the world using texts
17 August 2013
Dr Stephen Pihlaja
stephen.pihlaja@nottingham.edu.my
What did you learn at college, son?
I learned how to write a sentence.
What I learned studying English
David Choe
books
conversations
poems
newspapers
stories
speeches
magazines
YouTube videos
authors
readers
speakers
politicians
poets
singers
newsmakers
everyday people
More info
stephen.pihlaja@nottingham.edu.my
http://www.nottingham.edu.my/English/
http://www.facebook.com/UNMCEnglish
Saturday morning
Three Courses
Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing.
Beginning Creative Writing
Survey of Literature
Intro to Linguistics
The creative and analytical skills developed during an English degree will equip you for the changing demands of the 21st-century workplace.
Skills
Careers
TV, film, radio and print - producers, reporters, journalists, editors, researchers
Advertising, marketing & PR - copywriters, creatives, account executives, internal and external communications personnel
Teaching and research
Publishing
Translation and interpreting
Government service - civil service, diplomacy, embassy work
Politics, think tanks, NGOs
International businesses and corporations
Management, HR, recruitment and consultancy
Arts or heritage administration and management
LINKS
Thomas Huxley
THANKS!
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