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The growth of EMI tertiary programs in Spain: novel approaches to developing linguistic competence in instructors

7 pagesPublished: January 6, 2018

Abstract

As Dearden notes (2015), teaching tertiary programs in English is a growing phenomenon, and the number of universities incorporating these into their program offerings have risen substantially in the last decade. This may be due to the rise of the importance of internationalization (Morell, Alesón, Bell, Escabias, Palazón & Martínez, 2014). Bologna is also often credited for this change (Kirkpatrick, 2016). However, as the case in Italian public universities show, converting whole programs to English as a matter of course may meet with resistance from faculty and students, and perhaps for good reasons. This paper explores the rise in EMI tertiary programs in Spain and from a European context, and presents approaches to develop linguistic competence in instructors. It seeks to understand how this up and coming trend may affect teaching English at this level. How will EMI instructors become more focused on teaching language as well as their content area?

Keyphrases: Bologna, English as a medium for instruction, tertiary education, University

In: Alejandro Curado (editor). LSP in Multi-disciplinary contexts of Teaching and Research. Papers from the 16th International AELFE Conference, vol 3, pages 40--46

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BibTeX entry
@inproceedings{AELFE2017:growth_of_EMI_tertiary,
  author    = {Laura Fielden and Mercedes Rico Garc\textbackslash{}'ia and Remedios Hern\textbackslash{}'andez Linares},
  title     = {The growth of EMI tertiary programs in Spain: novel approaches to developing linguistic competence in instructors},
  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     = {40--46},
  year      = {2018},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair, http://www.easychair.org},
  issn      = {2398-5283},
  url       = {https://easychair.org/publications/paper/tRR3},
  doi       = {10.29007/qpdg}}
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