This publication brings together selected proceedings shared at the ‘2019 International Symposium on EMI for Higher Education in the New Era’, Beijing. It comprises of 13 papers that shed light on key challenges and solutions relating to English Medium Instruction (EMI) policy and implementation in a variety of contexts. The articles within are a record of expert speakers’ presentations, summarising how EMI programmes can be best implemented and offering different perspectives on how the challenges that accompany EMI provision can be addressed in a new era where EMI programmes are expanding at a rapid pace in higher education sectors throughout East Asia and globally.
Key themes covered include:
• current trends in EMI policy and provision
• continuing professional development for practitioners
• developing quality assurance standards
• creating support systems for lecturers and students.
In addition to these key topics and other relevant submissions, the findings of a research project into EMI provision within the China context, ‘English-medium instruction (EMI) policy implementation in universities in China’ (2019) commissioned by the British Council and undertaken by the Oxford EMI Research Group is also provided in the body of the document.
This publication is available in a pdf format below.