These are the major courses under the undergraduate program Bachelor of Arts in English Language Studies

This course discusses researches focusing on important aspects of Philippine English, from both a linguistic and literary perspective. It considers some of the sociolinguistic (i.e. historical, social, political, and linguistic) aspects that have influenced the spread of the language, and the impact of historical, social, and political factors in shaping English language and literature in the Philippines.


This course is intended to help teachers, students, trainees and anyone interested in language education to understand more about the practice of language assessment and testing. A better understanding of the qualities of good assessments and of processes and techniques for improving this should help practicing teachers and other educators to make more effective use of assessment in their professional lives.


This course serves as an introduction to the linguistic analysis of registers, genres, and styles - focusing on non-literary text. It teaches the students with the methodological tools that they will need to carry out analyses of text varieties, and it demonstrates descriptions of several of the most important registers, genres, and styles of non-literary text in English.

This course surveys the 1500 years history of the English language, from its origins as a dialect to the present day as an international language. It also focuses on larger social concerns about language use, variety, and change; the relationship between spelling and pronunciation; the notion of dialect and variation across geographical and class boundaries; the arguments concerning English as an official language and the status of standard English; the role of the dictionary in describing and prescribing usage; and the ways in which words change meaning, as well as the manner in which English speakers have coined and borrowed


This course focuses on the linguistic, literacy and educational aspects of CMC. It discusses the way humans communicate through Information Communication Technology (ICT) devices. Based on extensive research on how we use natural languages like English in social media, the course outlines new forms and ways of speaking, reading, and writing in an age in which there is a pervasive presence of ICT in offices and homes. It also discusses some published researches on variation, representation, and change in the English language in the context CMC.


This course is oriented towards a pragmatics of Englishes. As a pragmatics course, it covers an array of typical pragmatic topics, varying from the more formal to the more socio-cultural.      As an English language course, our learning modules do not attempt to be a systematic description of any particular English, but rather to show how pragmatic phenomena and concepts can be related to various Englishes. Unlike most introductory pragmatics course which give the impression that the pragmatic phenomena they discuss are general, applicable to many languages and cultures, – this is a course about pragmatics and the English language.