1st Edition

English-Medium Instruction from an English as a Lingua Franca Perspective Exploring the Higher Education Context

Edited By Kumiko Murata Copyright 2019
    302 Pages
    by Routledge

    302 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    English is increasingly used as a lingua franca (ELF) in communicative situations the world over with the acceleration of globalisation. This is in line with the increased introduction of English-medium instruction (EMI) to higher education institutions in many parts of the world to further promote both students’ and faculty’s mobility to make them competitive and employable in the globalised world, and to make their institutions more attractive and reputable. EMI and ELF, however, are rarely explicitly investigated together despite the fact that the spread of EMI cannot be separated from that of ELF. This volume tackles the issue head on by focusing on EMI in higher education from an ELF perspective. The volume includes contributions by Asian, European, Middle Eastern, South American and Anglo-American scholars. It discusses language policies, attitudes and identities, analyses of classroom EMI practices, case studies and finally, pedagogical implications from an ELF perspective, incorporating also theoretical and empirical issues in conducting EMI courses/programmes. The volume will be of great interest and use, not only to those who are conducting research on ELF, EMI, CLIL, language policy and related fields, but also to classroom teachers and policy makers who are conducting and/or planning to start EMI courses/programmes in their institutions or countries all over the world.

    1. Exploring EMI in Higher Education from an ELF Perspective: Introduction (Kumiko Murata)  PART I: ELF in Higher Education – From the Perspective of Language Policies at Institutional and Governmental Levels  2. The Internationalisation of Higher Education: But what about its lingua franca? (Jennifer Jenkins) 3. Intelligibility, Mimicry and Internationalization: Localized practices in higher education, or can the Global South speak? (Clarissa Menezes Jordão) 4. English-Medium Instruction at Swedish Universities: Developments Over the Past Decade (Maria Kuteeva) 5. English-Medium Instruction in the Korean Higher Education Context: From an English as a Lingua Franca Perspective (Joo-Kyung Park) 6. English-Medium Instruction in Contemporary Japanese Higher Education: From an English as a Lingua Franca Perspective (Masakzu Iino)  PART II: ELF in EMI Settings – Attitudes, Identities and Classroom Practices  7. Classroom Discourse in EMI: On the Dynamics of Multilingual Practices (Ute Smit) 8. Enacting an ELF-informed English-Medium Instruction Curriculum: An Autoethnography (Patrick Ng) 9. Internationalisation and the Growing Demand for English in Japanese Higher Education Undertaking Doctoral Study in English (Jaroslaw Kriukow and Nicola Galloway) 10. ‘English’-Medium Instruction in a Japanese University: Exploring Students and Lecturers’ Voices from an ELF Perspective (Mayu Konakahara, Kumiko Murata and Masakazu Iino) 11. Identity and Sociopragmatic Language Use among East Asian ELF Speakers: Its Implication for English-Medium Education (Yoko Nogami)  PART III: ELF in EMI Settings - Policy, Practice and Pedagogy: Focus on Case Studies  12. The Role of English in the Internationalisation of Higher Education: A Case Study of a Chinese University’s Education Policy and Practice (Ying Wang) 13. Designing CELFIL (Content and ELF Integrated Learning) for EMI classes in Higher Education (Nobuyuki Hino) 14. Expanding ELF-informed EMI in Expanding Circle Higher Education: A Case Study of Actual Graduates’ Needs (James E. D’Angelo) 15. Beyond Global English(es): University English Program in Transition (Masaki Oda) 16. Critical Language Testing and English Lingua Franca: How can one help the other? (Elana Shohamy)


    Kumiko Murata is Professor of English and Applied Linguistics at the School of Education and the Graduate School of Education, Waseda University. Her edited and co-edited books include Exploring ELF in Japanese Academic and Business Contexts (2016, Routledge) and Global Englishes in Asian Contexts (2009, Palgrave).

    'English-Medium Instruction from an English as a Lingua Franca Perspective is the first book which explicitly discusses English-medium Instruction (EMI) from the perspective of English as a lingua franca (ELF). The contributors to this volume deal with a wide range of issues concerning ELF informed EMI from the macro- to the micro-level, from the theory to practice, from policy-makers, teachers to students. This volume will sharpen our awareness of ELF in the various setting of EMI in higher education institutions and at the same time deepen our understanding of the new landscape of EMI.'Qiufang Wen, Professor of National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education, Beijing Foreign Studies University

    'In this innovative, interdisciplinary volume, Kumiko Murata has succeeded in combining two related, but hitherto often separately presented research fields: English-medium instruction (EMI) and English as a lingua franca (ELF). The book features chapters by international scholars discussing recent theoretical and empirical work on EMI from an ELF perspective. Research areas covered include Higher Education, language policies, attitudes, identities and classroom practices. It is without any reservation that I recommend this volume to EMI and ELF researchers, language policy makers, classroom teachers and anybody interested in embarking on EMI programmes.' — Juliane House, Professor emerita, Hamburg University

    'English-medium instruction (EMI) is practiced worldwide to promote the mobility of students and teachers in accordance with the acceleration of globalization. However, EMI has never been explicitly discussed in relation to English used as a lingua franca (ELF). The current volume addresses this issue in a timely and pertinent fashion. The contributors are from wide-ranging situations, and persuasively describe and discuss their own EMI-related research and pra