November 1, 2012

Book: English-Medium Instruction at Universities


English-Medium Instruction at Universities: Global Challenges
By Aintzane Doiz, David Lasagabaster, and Juan Manuel Sierra
Published by Multilingual Matters

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 characterized 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 analyzed, and the pedagogical issues and methodological implications that arise from the implementation of these programs are also discussed. This volume will serve to advance our awareness about the strategies and tools needed to improve EMI at tertiary level.

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