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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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
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).
"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