English Medium Instruction In Higher Education In Asia-pacific: From Policy To Pedagogy by Ben Fenton-smithEnglish Medium Instruction In Higher Education In Asia-pacific: From Policy To Pedagogy by Ben Fenton-smith

English Medium Instruction In Higher Education In Asia-pacific: From Policy To Pedagogy

byBen Fenton-smithEditorPamela Humphreys, Ian Walkinshaw

Hardcover | March 27, 2017

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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.
Title:English Medium Instruction In Higher Education In Asia-pacific: From Policy To PedagogyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pagesPublished:March 27, 2017Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319519743

ISBN - 13:9783319519746

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Table of Contents

EMI issues and challenges in Asia-Pacific higher education: An introduction By Ian Walkinshaw, Ben Fenton-Smith & Pamela Humphreys.- Part I The languages of higher education in East and Southeast Asia: Will EMI lead to Englishisation? By Andy Kirkpatrick.- EMI programs in a Vietnamese university: Language, pedagogy and policy issues By Nguyen Thu Huong, Ian Walkinshaw and Pham Hoa Hiep.- English medium instruction in Korean higher education: Challenges and future directions By Eun Gyong (E.G.) Kim.- English medium instruction in higher education in Pakistan: Policies, perceptions, problems and possibilities By Ahmar Mahboob.- EMI in Anglophone nations: Contradiction in terms or cause for consideration? By Pamela Humphreys.- The significance of EMI for the learning of EIL in higher education: Four cases from Japan By Nobuyuki Hino.- English as a medium of instruction in Singapore higher education By Kingsley Bolton and Werner Botha.- Language policy and Transnational Education (TNE) institutions: What role for what English? By Stuart Perrin.- A case study of assessment in English medium instruction in Cambodia By Stephen Moore.- Part II Professional development for EMI: Exploring Taiwanese lecturers' needs By Ben Fenton-Smith, Christopher Stillwell and Roger Dupuy.- "Being a professor and doing EMI properly isn't easy". An identity-theoretic investigation of content teachers' attitudes towards EMI at a university in Hong Kong By John Trent.- English as a medium of instruction in Indonesian higher education: A study of lecturers' perceptions By Anita Dewi.- Multilingualis and translanguaging in the teaching of and through English: Rethinking linguistic boundaries in an Australian university By Kathleen Heugh, Li Xuan and Song Ying.- English medium education in a university in Brunei Darussalam: Code-switching and intelligibility By Ishamina Athirah and David Deterding.- Unwritten rules: Code choice in task-based learner discourse in an EMI context in Japan By Paul Moore. 


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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)