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1st Edition

Supporting EMI Students Outside of the Classroom
Evidence from Japan

ISBN 9780367563967
Published May 12, 2021 by Routledge
136 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

There is a growing body of research on English-medium Instruction (EMI) in Asian contexts, and much of this research points out difficulties experienced by stakeholders. This volume takes up the issue of support for EMI, which is, and which can be, offered to students outside of the classroom in order to help them succeed academically in an EMI environment. Dr Ruegg’s book demonstrates the effectiveness of such support in the Japanese context. It begins by examining the support currently available for students in English-medium full degree programmes then goes on to examine one successful support service in more detail in order to determine the kinds of effects that can be achieved by establishing such a centre. The research reported in this book was conducted in Japan, but the findings will apply in other locations, especially in other Asian countries. The information provided in the book is expected to inform institutions who are looking to either establish an English-medium degree programme or improve on an existing programme by sharing information about the practices of other institutions.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: English-medium instruction in the Japanese context 2. Initiatives for student support in full-degree EMI programmes in Japan 3. Case-study research investigating a support centre for EMI in Japan 4. Guidelines for supporting EMI students outside of the classroom 5. Conclusion: Supporting EMI students

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Rachael Ruegg is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.