Internationalisation, higher education and the growing demand for English: An investigation into the EMI movement in China and Japan

This paper is a report of a study which aimed to understand the new and emerging global trend of EMI.

English as a Medium of Instruction is becoming a rapidly growing global phenomenon, although provision is outpacing empirical research.  This research used questionnaires with students and staff at universities in Japan and China and interviews with students, content staff and EAP instructors to understand how EMI is approached; the main driving forces behind this policy; and staff and student attitudes towards this policy in these contexts.

Authors: Nicola Galloway, Jaroslaw Kriukow and Takuya Numajiri

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Submitted by Stephen Shaw on Wed, 10/16/2019 - 05:45



I'm currently researching EMI in an early years and primary setting. I work in a private school in bangkok, Thailand. All our students are Thai, or Thai is their first language and we have been running an international programme for a number of years. I am looking into ways of improving our studentsEnglish abilities and the support we have for them. We follow the UK Early Years and Primary curriculum with all lessons taught in English, yet I would consider our children to be EAL students. I am looking for research, or a contact, so I can better understand EMI and how ensure we are able to support our children when content is taught in their second language.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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