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Author Barnard, Roger, editor.

Title English Medium Instruction Programmes : Perspectives from South East Asian Universities / editors, Hasim, Zuwati
Edition First edition
Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2018
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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Foreword; List of contributors; 1 Setting the scene: EMI in Asian universities; 2 Voices from the field: email interviews with applied linguists in Asia; 3 Case study: EMI in a public university in Malaysia; 4 Case study: EMI in Universiti Brunei Darussalam; 5 Case study: EMI in Indonesia; 6 Student perspectives of medium of instruction in Malaysia; 7 The spread of English Medium Instruction programmes: educational and research implications; 8 Market English as medium of instruction: education in neoliberal times; Afterword; Index
Summary "This book is an exploration of the desirability and feasibility of English Medium Instruction (EMI) in specific university settings in Southeast Asia. There is an increasing trend in many universities in Asia, as elsewhere in the world, to introduce 'international' academic programmes taught through the medium of English. Despite the rapidity of this development, there is a dearth of empirical research that investigates the opportunities and challenges across a range of specific contexts. This volume intends to occupy this research space, by reviewing historical and contemporary trends and changes to EMI, and by eliciting the perceptions of a number of applied linguists in a range of Asian universities. These introductory chapters are followed by three case studies exploring the beliefs and practices of EMI lecturers in Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia, and a survey of Malaysian students' attitudes to key issues relating to medium of instruction. Based on these empirical studies, implications will be drawn with regard to policy, curricula, pedagogical practice, professional development and further research. This book will provide guidance for decision-makers and practitioners for the effective planning and implementation of EMI programmes where English is an additional language for lecturers and students."--Provided by publisher
Subject English language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Southeast Asia -- Foreign speakers
Language policy -- Southeast Asia
English language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Foreign speakers.
Language policy.
Southeast Asia.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Hasim, Zuwati, editor.
ISBN 1315397595