English Medium Instruction in Multilingual and Multicultural Universities: Academics’ Voices from the Northern European Context

1st Edition

Birgit Henriksen, Anne Holmen, Joyce Kling

Routledge
Published August 2, 2018
Reference - 200 Pages - 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138209190 - CAT# Y290274
Series: Routledge Research in English for Specific Purposes

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Summary

English Medium Instruction in Multilingual and Multicultural Universities analyses the issues related to EMI at both a local and international level and provides a broad perspective on this topic. Drawing on field studies from a Northern European context and based primarily on research carried out at the University of Copenhagen, this book:

  • introduces a topical global issue that is central to the higher education research agenda;
  • identifies the issues and challenges involved in EMI in relation to central linguistic, pedagogical, sociolinguistic and socio-cultural concepts;
  • captures university lecturers’ experiences in the midst of curricular change and presents reflections on ways to navigate professionally in English to meet the demands of the multilingual and multicultural classroom.

English Medium Instruction in Multilingual and Multicultural Universities is key reading for researchers, pre- and in-service teachers, university management, educational planners, and advanced students with an interest in EMI and the multilingual, multicultural university setting.

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