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Welcome to the Library Guide for the Department of Language, Linguistics & Philosophy
Welcome to the Mona Campus Main Library's subject guide highlighting resources for the Department of "Language, Linguistics & Philosophy" in the Faculty of Humanities and Education, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus - Jamaica.
(HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE: - Click on each tab above. e.g. "Language." or "Philosophy". Scroll down.)
This subject guide is designed to increase your awareness and use of the Department of Language, Linguistics & Philosophy's resources. It can help you to locate the resources, whether online or in hardcopy.
Information of the Department of Language, Linguistics & Philosophy
The Department of Language, Linguistics & Philosophy (DLLP for short) provides a diversified learning environment, including programmes in linguistics and in philosophy at the undergraduate and graduate levels; English language foundation courses; and English writing and speech courses at the intermediate and advanced levels. The DLLP also houses two English language testing centres: the English Language Proficiency Test Unit and the IELTS Examination Centre for Jamaica. Finally, the DLLP includes a Writing Centre and the Jamaican Language Unit, which operates a research centre.
The department has a distinguished tradition of research in linguistics and in philosophy, thus ensuring the currency of our taught programmes and their relevance to the Caribbean context. Our commitment is to provide students with courses and degree programmes which set high scholarly standards and equip students with the knowledge and competencies which will allow them to develop to their fullest potential.
Units & Centres
English Language Proficiency Test Unit (ELPTU)
The English Language Proficiency Test is used to assess whether persons applying to pursue undergraduate degree programmes at the UWI Mona campus possess a satisfactory level of writing and reading proficiency in English for university academic purposes.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to identify levels of proficiency, from non-users (band 0) through to experts (band 9)
Jamaican Language Unit
The Jamaican Language Unit (JLU) is a Unit in the Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy, UWI, Mona, with effect from September 2002.
The Writing Centre (TWC)
At The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, The Writing Centre (TWC) is located on the ground floor of the New Arts Block in the Faculty of Humanities and Education. It is the ideal environment to support students from all disciplines on the Mona Campus and at all levels with their writing. It is staffed by trained and experienced writing coaches who offer one-to-one writing conferences with students to talk about and encourage them in their writing endeavours. Additionally, workshops are offered throughout the semester on different aspects of writing including narrowing a topic, troubling aspects of grammar, oral presentations, proofreading and editing.