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LINGUIST List 23.4504

Mon Oct 29 2012

Books: English-Medium Instruction at Universities: Lasagabaster, Sierra, Doiz (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 29-Oct-2012
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: English-Medium Instruction at Universities: Lasagabaster, Sierra, Doiz (Eds)
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Title: English-Medium Instruction at Universities
Subtitle: Global Challenges
Series Title: Multilingual Matters

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
http://www.multilingual-matters.com/


Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847698148


Editor: Aintzane Doiz
Editor: David Lasagabaster
Editor: Juan Manuel Sierra

Hardback: ISBN: 9781847698155 Pages: 248 Price: U.S. $ 149.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847698155 Pages: 248 Price: U.K. £ 89.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847698148 Pages: 248 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847698148 Pages: 248 Price: U.S. $ 49.95


Abstract:

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.



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


Written In: English (eng)

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