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English as a medium of instruction in international higher education: Your questions answered

Hultgren, Anna Kristina (2016). English as a medium of instruction in international higher education: Your questions answered. In: 20th UK NARIC Annual Conference, 21 November 2016, London (forthcoming).

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Abstract

The massive growth in English as a medium of instruction (EMI) in non-English-dominant universities in recent years is undisputed. However, it raises questions about the quality and standard of such programmes for all kinds of students: domestic, international, outgoing, incoming and returning.

This workshop focuses on the language-related aspects of English-medium programmes, addressing questions about language/content learning, English language proficiency, entry and exit level English-language requirements, pre- and in-session English-language training.

The workshop is divided into two parts.

The first provides an overview of the what, where and why of English as a medium of instruction. In terms of the what, it seeks to clarify and define ‘EMI’, distinguishing it from other terms with which it is often confused. In terms of where, it provides an overview of the extent of EMI according to country, discipline and tier; and in terms of why, it discusses the reasons for the dramatic rise in EMI programmes.

The second part of the workshop will be tailor-made to the audience and address specific questions and concerns about language-related issues of EMI. This part of the workshop depends on attendees emailing questions prior to the event. Please send your questions and a little bit about yourself and your job role to kristina.hultgren@open.ac.uk at the latest one week before the workshop, I.e. 14 November 2016.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 Not known
Extra Information: Invited workshop
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Language & Literacies
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Item ID: 47590
Depositing User: Anna Kristina Hultgren
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 08:32
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 13:03
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/47590
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