Download PDFOpen PDF in browser

English as a lingua franca on the International Campus of Excellence: initiatives and outcomes

7 pagesPublished: January 6, 2018

Abstract

This paper draws on two policy documents, the “International Campus of Excellence Initiative” and the “University Strategy 2010-2015” to assess the level of internationalisation of the Spanish university system as portrayed by the international campuses of excellence (ICEs). It sets out to identify the role and use of English as a lingua franca with academic purposes across Spanish ICEs and the initiatives developed based on the use of English as a communication tool in this academic context. The investigation draws on textual data gathered from the websites of two Spanish-based ICEs, such as Ceimar (ICE on Marine Science) and Iberus (ICE of the Ebro Valley). The website analysis shows that these two ICEs rely on English to implement issues of internationality in their academic offer and articulate a diversity of actions and programmes in which English is used as the lingua franca for international communication and academic teaching as well as for the dissemination of research activities.

Keyphrases: Academic English, English as a lingua franca, International Campus of Excellence, Internationalisation, Internationalised universities

In: Alejandro Curado (editor). LSP in Multi-disciplinary contexts of Teaching and Research. Papers from the 16th International AELFE Conference, vol 3, pages 12--18

Links:
BibTeX entry
@inproceedings{AELFE2017:English_as_lingua_franca,
  author    = {Ana Bocanegra-Valle},
  title     = {English as a lingua franca on the International Campus of Excellence: initiatives and outcomes},
  booktitle = {LSP in Multi-disciplinary contexts of Teaching and Research. Papers from the 16th International AELFE Conference},
  editor    = {Alejandro Curado},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Language and Linguistics},
  volume    = {3},
  pages     = {12--18},
  year      = {2018},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair, http://www.easychair.org},
  issn      = {2398-5283},
  url       = {https://easychair.org/publications/paper/7dCx},
  doi       = {10.29007/zcrs}}
Download PDFOpen PDF in browser