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Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: English in Swiss higher education : the pragmatic way
Authors: Studer, Patrick
Siddiqa, Aisha
et. al: No
DOI: 10.5117/9789463727358
Published in: The Englishization of Higher Education in Europe
Editors of the parent work: Wilkinson, Robert
Gabriëls, René
Page(s): 121
Pages to: 142
Issue Date: 20-Oct-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Amsterdam University Press
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Amsterdam
ISBN: 978-94-6372-735-8
Language: English
Subjects: Internationalisation; Englishization; Higher education; Language policy
Subject (DDC): 378: Higher education
Abstract: This chapter reviews the current discourses surrounding English in higher education, focusing on the impact Englishization has had on education and language policy-planning in Switzerland. While English is in direct competition with national languages at the obligatory school levels, and the debate about the status of English is evident in national language policymaking, higher education institutes (henceforth HEIs) have taken a pragmatic approach, broadening their educational offerings to include English-medium courses and programmes at all levels. Taking legal, strategy and policy documents as its basis, this chapter discusses themes that impact thinking about language in higher education in a small multilingual nation and reviews how the language question has been addressed by policymakers at the national and institutional levels.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Language Competence (ILC)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: High-impact measures for the comprehensive internationalisation of curricula in Switzerland
Appears in collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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