English-Medium Instruction in Chinese Universities: Perspectives, discourse and evaluation

1st Edition

Jing Zhao, L. Quentin Dixon

Routledge
Published August 14, 2018
Reference - 218 Pages
ISBN 9781138365865 - CAT# K396790

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Summary

This edited book is about the rationale, practice and classroom implementation of English-medium instruction courses in Chinese universities. It specifically focuses on classroom discourse analysis across different disciplines and settings. The main themes of this book are: describing the state educational policies toward English-medium instruction at the tertiary level; distinguishing English-medium instruction from mainstream foreign language learning; analyzing curricula and discourse at the classroom level and evaluating the learning effectiveness of these courses. This book covers the widespread implementation of English-medium courses in China across different disciplines, and it provides a window for researchers and practitioners from other parts of the world to see the curriculum design, lesson planning, discourse features and teacher-student interaction in English-medium classrooms in China. Contributors to this volume consists of a panel of highly respected researchers in the fields of bilingual education, English-medium instruction, classroom discourse analysis and language program evaluation.

Chapters include,

  1. Balance of Content and Language in English-Medium Instruction Classrooms
  2. English-Medium Instruction in a Math Classroom: An Observation Study of Classroom Discourse
  3. Asking and answering questions in EMI classrooms: What is the Cognitive and Syntactic Complexity Level?

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