Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: English-medium education in internationalised universities : sketching a way forward
Authors: Studer, Patrick
Smit, Ute
et. al: No
DOI: 10.3828/ejlp.2021.8
Published in: European Journal of Language Policy
Volume(Issue): 13
Issue: 2
Pages: 129
Pages to: 140
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Liverpool University Press
ISSN: 1757-6822
1757-6830
Language: English
Subjects: English-medium instruction; EMI; Internationalisation of higher education
Subject (DDC): 378: Higher education
420: English
Abstract: The increasing use of English as a medium of education (EME) in higher education has attracted an impressive amount of applied linguistic research, reflecting the pivotal role language plays in teaching and learning processes. This, however, stands in sharp contrast to the equally prolific body of research into the internationalisation of higher education (IoHE) in which the complex linguistic reality of EME - and its potential role in the internationalised classroom - is given little attention. Reviewing the current research and policy agenda, the authors find that the current policy climate offers similar opportunities for conceptual expansion of IoHE and EME, which calls for greater integration of the two fields of study. The authors argue for an interdisciplinary approach, recognising, and more holistically exploiting, the potential of language at the intersection of dynamic and multilayered policies and practices in twenty-first century internationalised higher education.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/23451
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
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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