English Medium Instruction in Multilingual and Multicultural Universities: Academics’ Voices from the Northern European Context, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

English Medium Instruction in Multilingual and Multicultural Universities

Academics’ Voices from the Northern European Context, 1st Edition

By Birgit Henriksen, Anne Holmen, Joyce Kling

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200 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Description

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.

Reviews

"This volume offers a comprehensive coverage of core issues involved in the implementation of English Medium Instruction (EMI) in higher education in non-Anglophone contexts. It is a valuable and timely resource for researchers, teachers, teacher trainers, program planners, administrators and institutions interested in the implementation of EMI in a wide range of educational contexts."

Tahereh Sima Paribakht, University of Ottawa, Canada

"A much needed comprehensive volume on the use of English as a Medium of Instruction in the Nordic countries and specifically in Denmark."

Francesca Costa, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy

Table of Contents

List of figures

List of tables

Acknowledgements

1. English Medium Instruction in Higher Education in Non-Anglophone Contexts

2. Language Policy in Northern European EMI Contexts

3. Lecturers’ Attitudes to EMI

4. EMI Lecturers’ Language and Literacy Knowledge and Skills 

5. EMI Teaching Practices

6. The Impact of EMI Teaching on Teacher Identity

7. The Issues and Challenges Revisited

References

About the Authors

Professor Anne Holmen is the Director of the Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). Her research focuses on languages-in-education in multilingual settings, including language policy studies at both institutional and individual level in higher education. One research area is student diversity and its role in the parallel language strategy of UCPH.

Professor Birgit Henriksen is a teacher trainer and researcher in second language acquisition and foreign language pedagogy at the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies at the University of Copenhagen. She was the founding director of the Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use at UCPH. Her main research interests are the teaching of vocabulary, EMI, and teacher cognition.

Joyce Kling PhD is an Academic Language Consultant at the Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use at the University of Copenhagen. She was the founding director of the Language Center at Copenhagen Business School. Her research interests include EMI, language assessment, and teacher cognition. She currently serves on the Board of ICHLE (Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education).

About the Series

Routledge Research in English for Specific Purposes

Routledge Research in English for Specific Purposes is a series of monograph studies showcasing cutting-edge research in the field of English for Specific Purposes. Books in this series provide theoretically innovative and empirically rigorous examples of research that advance understanding of topics within ESP, each providing a comprehensive background to the topic, a survey of modern research, and avenues for future exploration in the area. 

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU005000
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
EDU020000
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDU029080
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Language Arts
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LAN020000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching