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English-medium instruction at universities [electronic resource] : global challenges / edited by Aintzane Doiz, David Lasagabaster and Juan Manuel Sierra.

Publication:
Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (243 p.)
Series:
Multilingual Matters
Multilingual Matters ; 149
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Subjects:
English language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Foreign speakers.
Education, Higher -- Evaluation -- Cross-cultural studies.
Universities and colleges -- Evaluation -- Cross-cultural studies.
Language and education.
Second language acquisition.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
In English.
Summary:
This book provides critical insights into the English-medium instruction (EMI) experiences which have been implemented at a number of universities in countries such as China, Finland, Israel, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and the USA, which are characterised by differing political, cultural and sociolinguistic situations. In particular, it reflects on the consequences of implementing EMI as an attempt to gain visibility and as a strategy in response to the need to become competitive in both national and international markets. The pitfalls and challenges specific to each setting are analysed, and the pedagogical issues and methodological implications that arise from the implementation of these programmes are also discussed. This volume will serve to advance our awareness about the strategies and tools needed to improve EMI at tertiary level.
Contents:
Front matter
Contents
Contributors
Glossary
Foreword
Introduction
1. English-Medium Instruction at a Dutch University: Challenges and Pitfalls
2. Acknowledging Academic Biliteracy in Higher Education Assessment Strategies: A Tale of Two Trials
3. Language Demands and Support for English-Medium Instruction in Tertiary Education. Learning from a Specific Context
4. Linguistic Hegemony or Linguistic Capital? Internationalization and English-Medium Instruction at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
5. English as L3 at a Bilingual University in the Basque Country, Spain
6. Introducing English-Medium Instruction at the University of Lleida, Spain: Intervention, Beliefs and Practices
7. Implicit Policy, Invisible Language: Policies and Practices of International Degree Programmes in Finnish Higher Education
8. Englishization in an Israeli Teacher Education College: Taking the First Steps
9. Educating International and Immigrant Students in US Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges
10. A Critical Perspective on the Use of English as a Medium of Instruction at Universities
11. Future Challenges for English-Medium Instruction at the Tertiary Level
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Doiz, Aintzane.
Lasagabaster, David, 1967-
Sierra, Juan Manuel.
ISBN:
1-84769-817-4
1-283-70490-0
1-84769-816-6
OCLC:
818116174
Publisher Number:
10.21832/9781847698162 doi