1st Edition

Language Use in English-Medium Instruction at University International Perspectives on Teacher Practice

Edited By David Lasagabaster, Aintzane Doiz Copyright 2021
    234 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    234 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This collection brings together insights from research and scholars’ practical experience on the role of language and language use in teacher practices at the university level in EMI contexts, offering global perspectives across diverse educational settings.

    The volume considers the language-related practices, processes and ways of thinking implemented in EMI contexts as teachers and students co-construct meaning through interaction while also situating these observations within the wider educational policies of institutions, societal norms and contextual pedagogies. The book highlights both the diversity and commonalities of the challenges and opportunities in enhancing student experience in different EMI contexts, drawing on international perspectives spanning South America, Europe and Asia. In so doing, the volume offers a comprehensive portrait of the current realities of the EMI experience at the university level, empowering stakeholders to critically reflect upon and adapt their classroom strategies to their own realities and chart new directions for research in the field.

    The book will be of particular interest to scholars interested in issues in English-medium instruction, applied linguistics, language policy and language education, as well as those currently teaching in EMI contexts.

    Introduction: Foregrounding language issues in English-medium instruction courses  David Lasagabaster and Aintzane Doiz  1. An exploratory analysis of Language Related Episodes (LREs) in a Brazilian EMI context: Lecturers’ and students’ perspectives Ron Martinez, Paola Machado and Candida Palma  2. Analysing EMI teachers’ and students’ talk about language and language use  Aintzane Doiz and David Lasagabaster  3. EMI teachers’ use of Interactive metadiscourse in lecture organisation and knowledge construction  Lei Zhang and Yuen Yi Lo  4. Strategies to Enhance Comprehension in EMI Lectures: Examples from the Italian Context  Francesca Costa and Cristina Mariotti  5. EMI materials in online initial English language teacher education  Darío Luis Banegas and Graciela Manzur Busleimán  6. Pronunciation in EMI: a preliminary study of Spanish university students’ intelligibility and comprehensibility  Esther Gómez-Lacabex and Francisco Gallardo-del-Puerto  7. Students’ language-related challenges of studying through English: What EMI teachers can do  Heath Rose  8. Challenges of English-medium higher education: The first-year experience in Hong Kong revisited a decade later  Christopher Shepard and Bruce Morrison  9. Implementing EMI in higher education: language use, language research and professional development  Victor Pavón Vázquez and Maria Ellison  10. Epilogue: Disciplinary literacies as a nexus for content and language teacher practice  Hans Malmström and Diane Pecorari


    David Lasagabaster is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain. He has published on CLIL, EMI, attitudes and motivation, and multilingualism. He has published widely in international journals and books. Among others, he has co-edited English-medium Instruction at Universities: Global Challenges (2013).

    Aintzane Doiz is Associate Professor in the Department of English and German Studies and Translation and Interpretation at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain. She has co-edited English-medium Instruction at Universities: Global Challenges (2013) and Motivation and Foreign Language Learning: From Theory to Practice (2014).