EMI is an increasingly important element in the internationalisation of HE. Through a case-study problem-solving approach, speakers explore the opportunities that EMI offers to universities and the corresponding challenges. The session examines the different motives and processes in the adoption of EMI, as well as the practical challenges of implementation. The latter include the teacher’s language competence, and their ability to teach in a L2, the English proficiency and academic skills of the learner, and the suitability of the methodology and materials used.
The session considers the impact of EMI on the different stakeholders and the extent to which it is aligned with institutional missions.
We will ask if there is a need for a special management approach to EMI, perhaps embedded in an explicit institutional language-in-education policy