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Title: English-Medium Instruction at Universities
Subtitle: Global Challenges
Edited By: Aintzane Doiz
David Lasagabaster
Juan Manuel Sierra
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847698148
Series Title: Multilingual Matters
Description:

This book provides critical insights into the English-medium instruction (EMI) experiences which have been implemented at a number of universities in countries such as China, Finland, Israel, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and the USA, which are characterised by differing political, cultural and sociolinguistic situations. In particular, it reflects on the consequences of implementing EMI as an attempt to gain visibility and as a strategy in response to the need to become competitive in both national and international markets. The pitfalls and challenges specific to each setting are analysed, and the pedagogical issues and methodological implications that arise from the implementation of these programmes are also discussed. This volume will serve to advance our awareness about the strategies and tools needed to improve EMI at tertiary level.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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ISBN-13: 9781847698155
Pages: 248
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847698148
Pages: 248
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847698155
Pages: 248
Prices: U.S. $ 149.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847698148
Pages: 248
Prices: U.S. $ 49.95