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Multilingual Education

English Medium Instruction in Higher Education in Asia-Pacific

From Policy to Pedagogy

Editors: Fenton-Smith, Ben, Humphreys, Pamela, Walkinshaw, Ian (Eds.)

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  • ​Focuses on the emerging global phenomenon of English as a medium of instruction (EMI)
  • The first book to focus on EMI in Asia-Pacific tertiary contexts
  • Presents work by leading scholars and informed local practitioner-researchers  
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About this book

This volume draws together the viewpoints and research findings of leading scholars and informed local practitioner-researchers throughout Asia-Pacific about the issues and challenges of English as a medium of instruction (EMI) at higher education institutions in that region. Specifically, it addresses four key themes: Macro-level EMI policy and practice; institutional implications for pedagogy; stakeholder perceptions of EMI; and challenges of interpersonal interaction in EMI contexts. The book is among the first to critically examine the emerging global phenomenon of English as a medium of instruction, and the first title to exclusively explore Asia-Pacific tertiary contexts. It will be of particular interest to policy-makers in international education and tertiary educators seeking blueprints for practice, as well as scholars and postgraduate students of English as a lingua franca, English for academic purposes, academic language and learning, and language education in Asia-Pacific.

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“This book makes a very important and timely contribution to the current debate regarding university programmes of English Medium Instruction. The nine chapters in the first part critique EMI policies in most national contexts in the Asia-Pacific region, while the following six focus on practical implications based on original empirical evidence. Although the negative aspects of EMI policies are highlighted, there are clear indications as to how some of these might be overcome. The book should be essential reading for all academic stakeholders – including lecturers of university disciplines, language teaching experts and – above all – national and institutional policymakers.” (Roger Barnard, Associate Professor, Applied Linguistics, University of Waikato)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • EMI Issues and Challenges in Asia-Pacific Higher Education: An Introduction

    Pages 1-18

    Walkinshaw, Ian (et al.)

  • The Languages of Higher Education in East and Southeast Asia: Will EMI Lead to Englishisation?

    Pages 21-36

    Kirkpatrick, Andy

  • EMI Programs in a Vietnamese University: Language, Pedagogy and Policy Issues

    Pages 37-52

    Nguyen, Huong Thu (et al.)

  • English Medium Instruction in Korean Higher Education: Challenges and Future Directions

    Pages 53-69

    Kim, Eun Gyong

  • English Medium Instruction in Higher Education in Pakistan: Policies, Perceptions, Problems, and Possibilities

    Pages 71-91

    Mahboob, Ahmar

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eBook 101,14 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-51974-6
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Softcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
English Medium Instruction in Higher Education in Asia-Pacific
Book Subtitle
From Policy to Pedagogy
Editors
  • Ben Fenton-Smith
  • Pamela Humphreys
  • Ian Walkinshaw
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51976-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51976-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51974-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84789-4
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 320
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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