English Medium Instruction and Pronunciation

Hasenberger, T. (2012) The role of pronunciation in secondary-school TEFL: Current views and an evaluation of teaching ... Hellekjær, G. (2010) Language matters: Assessing lecture comprehension in English-medium higher education.

Author: Karin Richter

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1788922476

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 217

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This book offers new insights into the language gains of adult learners enrolled in an English-medium instruction (EMI) degree programme. It provides longitudinal empirical evidence of the phonological gains of the learners; discusses which individual factors contribute to the changes in the learners’ pronunciation and investigates whether and to what extent increased exposure to the target language in EMI classrooms leads to incidental learning of second language pronunciation. Furthermore, it expands on the discussions surrounding the Critical Period Hypothesis, the native-speaker norm, foreign language accent and the role of English as a Lingua Franca. The comparative and longitudinal design of the research study fills a significant gap in the literature and the book offers considerable original and important research-informed insights into the fields of EMI, bilingual education and second language acquisition. As such, it is a valuable resource and must-read book for researchers, practitioners and policymakers in these areas.

Language Use in English Medium Instruction at University

English-Medium Instruction and Pronunciation: Exposure and Skills Development. Second Language Acquisition Series. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. doi: 10.21832/9781788922463 Romova, Z., Smith, J., and Neville-Barton, P. 2008.

Author: David Lasagabaster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000377865

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

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This collection brings together insights from research and scholars’ practical experience on the role of language and language use in teacher practices at the university level in EMI contexts, offering global perspectives across diverse educational settings. The volume considers the language-related practices, processes and ways of thinking implemented in EMI contexts as teachers and students co-construct meaning through interaction while also situating these observations within the wider educational policies of institutions, societal norms and contextual pedagogies. The book highlights both the diversity and commonalities of the challenges and opportunities in enhancing student experience in different EMI contexts, drawing on international perspectives spanning South America, Europe and Asia. In so doing, the volume offers a comprehensive portrait of the current realities of the EMI experience at the university level, empowering stakeholders to critically reflect upon and adapt their classroom strategies to their own realities and chart new directions for research in the field. The book will be of particular interest to scholars interested in issues in English-medium instruction, applied linguistics, language policy and language education, as well as those currently teaching in EMI contexts.

English Medium Instruction in Higher Education

English-Medium Instruction and Pronunciation: Exposure and Skills Development. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. Risager, K. (2012). Language Hierarchies at the International University. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, ...

Author: David Lasagabaster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108904661

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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This Element focuses on English-Medium instruction (EMI), an educational approach that is spreading widely and rapidly in higher education institutions throughout the world because it is regarded as a lynchpin of the internationalisation process. The main aim of the Element is to provide critical insights into EMI implementation and the results obtained so far in diverse university contexts. After defining EMI and analysing the rapid extension it has experienced, the volume tackles issues such as stakeholders' views on how EMI programmes are being implemented, the impact of teaching and learning both content and language in a foreign language, translanguaging practices in English-medium lectures, and how assessment has hitherto been addressed. Each section aims to bring to light new avenues for research. The Element wraps up with a description of the many challenges ahead.

English Medium Instruction at Universities

One of the demands most highly rated by the teachers as 'difficult' (55%) or 'very difficult' (15%) was pronunciation. This preoccupation with the prosodic aspects of oral delivery would seem a perfectly normal concern, given a normal ...

Author: Aintzane Doiz

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847698174

Category: Education

Page: 220

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This book provides critical insights into the English-medium instruction (EMI) experiences which have been implemented at a number of universities in countries such as China, Finland, Israel, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and the USA, which are characterised by differing political, cultural and sociolinguistic situations. In particular, it reflects on the consequences of implementing EMI as an attempt to gain visibility and as a strategy in response to the need to become competitive in both national and international markets. The pitfalls and challenges specific to each setting are analysed, and the pedagogical issues and methodological implications that arise from the implementation of these programmes are also discussed. This volume will serve to advance our awareness about the strategies and tools needed to improve EMI at tertiary level.

English Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education

The preference of a 'standard' English expressed by the Chinese student makes it clear that they were focusing their ... (Japanese student 3) Their pronunciation is hard to understand so I have to become accustomed with them ... it is a ...

Author: Annette Bradford

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783098961

Category: Education

Page: 260

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English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education provides a touchstone for higher education practitioners, researchers and policy makers. It enables readers to more clearly understand why policies concerning English-medium instruction (EMI) are in place in Japan, how EMI is being implemented, what challenges are being addressed and what the impacts of EMI may be. The volume situates EMI within Japan’s current policy context and examines the experiences of its stakeholders. The chapters are written by scholars and practitioners who have direct involvement with EMI in Japanese higher education. They look at EMI from perspectives that include policy planning, program design, marketing and classroom practice.

Student Perspectives on English Medium Instruction

The greater importance that the participants in this study attributed to functional intelligibility and communicative effectiveness also informed their overall attitudes towards lecturers' pronunciation. Several participants in the ...

Author: Marta Guarda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000423131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

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This book offers a window into student perceptions of English-Medium Instruction (EMI), building on research from an Italian university to provide a better understanding of attitudes toward EMI in Europe and future directions for cross-country comparative research. The volume provides context on the current situation with EMI in Italy, unpacking debates around the tensions between the increased competitiveness it brings at the higher education level with the potential detrimental impact of English on local language practices. Seeking to introduce a counterpoint to existing research on lecturer experiences, Guarda draws on a wide range of data, from online questionnaires to semi-structured interviews and a focus group, to showcase perceptions on EMI from students enrolled in English-Taught Programmes at the University of Padova over a two-year period. The resulting insights contribute to the current literature on EMI toward creating a clearer and more holistic picture of the advantages and challenges of learning through English and implications for quality improvement measures for EMI implementation in Italy, Europe and beyond. This book will be of interest to scholars in English-Medium Instruction and applied linguistics, especially to those working on issues around language policy, bilingual education and the internationalisation of higher education.

Teaching and Learning in English Medium Instruction

Why can't you choose instructors who have standard pronunciation to teach in English?'. (Student cited in Huang, 2018, p.444) The issue, however, is not how “native-like” teachers' pronunciation is, but whether there are features of ...

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000543927

Category: Education

Page: 318

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Teaching and Learning in English Medium Instruction provides an overview of the nature of English Medium Instruction (EMI) in both secondary and tertiary education. The book explores the nature of academic literacy in EMI the ways in which EMI is implemented in different contexts issues related to teaching and learning through the medium of English teaching challenges and coping strategies used by EMI teachers support for EMI through EAP the professional development needs of EMI teachers approaches to the evaluation of EMI programs. The book contains a number of short chapters written in an accessible style with discussion questions and practical follow-up tasks. Throughout the book, key theory and research serve to introduce the core issues involved in EMI, which are then explored in terms of implications for practice. The book can be used in workshops and courses and for groups that include EMI teachers of content subjects, EAP teachers, TESOL students, and teachers and education officials involved with the implementation of EMI in different contexts. With the expansion of EMI worldwide in recent years the book seeks to introduce EMI to a new generation of EMI teachers and language teaching professionals.

Developing Advanced English Language Competence

Podcast-based pronunciation training: Enhancing FL learners' perception and production of fossilised segmental features. ReCALL, 31(2), 150–169. ... English-medium instruction and pronunciation: Exposure and skills development.

Author: Armin Berger

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030792412

Category: Education

Page: 368

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This volume presents a systematic approach to developing advanced English language competence at tertiary level. It includes the reflections of experienced language teachers and teacher-researchers in the English Language Competence programme at the University of Vienna and provides examples of good practice, amalgamating teaching expertise and research with aspects of curriculum design and programme management. The book addresses a growing academic and professional interest in understanding advanced language learning and use. To date, research has tended to investigate advanced proficiency from a specific theoretical viewpoint, for example cognition, psycholinguistic processing strategies, or the assumption of a critical period or the age factor. In contrast, this work examines advanced proficiency from a curricular and instructional perspective by providing a profile of advanced-level language development in a specific institutional context. It brings together three areas of language education: curriculum design, pedagogical practice, and research. Within this triangle, advanced English language education is the focus or, conversely, advanced English language education provides the lens through which links between curriculum design, teaching, and research can be established.

English Medium Instruction

This essential core would certainly reduce the pronunciation learning burden on the English L2 learner although it is, as yet, inconclusive as to whether it will increase the effort on the listener, as in the above example from the ...

Author: Ernesto Macaro,

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019440398X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 344

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Ernesto Macaro brings together a wealth of research on the rapidly expanding phenomenon of English Medium Instruction. Against a backdrop of theory, policy documents, and examples of practice, he weaves together research in both secondary and tertiary education, with a particular focus on the key stakeholders involved in EMI: the teachers and the students. Whilst acknowledging that the momentum of EMI is unlikely to be diminished, and identifying its potential benefits, the author raises questions about the ways it has been introduced and developed, and explores how we can arrive at a true cost–benefit analysis of its future impact. “This state-of-the-art monograph presents a wide-ranging, multi-perspectival yet coherent overview of research, policy, and practice of English Medium Instruction around the globe. It gives a thorough, in-depth, and thought-provoking treatment of an educational phenomenon that is spreading on an unprecedented scale.” Guangwei Hu, National Institute of Education, Singapore Additional online resources are available at www.oup.com/elt/teacher/emi Ernesto Macaro is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Oxford and is the founding Director of the Centre for Research and Development on English Medium Instruction at the university. Oxford Applied Linguistics Series Advisers: Anne Burns and Diane Larsen-Freeman

Teacher Training for English Medium Instruction in Higher Education

You particularly seem to spot pronunciation errors. Experts 2 & 3: We would agree with Expert 1 that the mistakes you refer to do not really have an impact on the message you're trying to get across. The pronunciation of the individual ...

Author: Sánchez-Pérez, Maria del Mar

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799823202

Category: Education

Page: 447

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English-medium instruction (EMI) has become a pervasive teaching model in recent higher education. The implementation of EMI programs requires changes in university teaching methods since most lecturers need to adapt their contents and the way they teach them to successfully work in foreign language environments. The rapid proliferation of such programs has resulted in concern among teaching staff, who have felt pushed towards teaching their subject content through a non-native language with little or no previous training. As a result, many recent studies have highlighted the importance and urgency to train teaching staff in terms of language proficiency and the appropriate teaching methods, techniques, and strategies to be applied in EMI lessons. Teacher Training for English-Medium Instruction in Higher Education is an academic research publication that provides comprehensive research on effective approaches and experiences in teacher training for EMI at universities both in terms of language skills and teaching methodologies and that analyzes the design and development of comprehensive teacher training programs that successfully engage these EMI programs. It has profound implications for the development of the international profile of higher education institutions as it provides information on how to train highly-qualified lecturers to successfully teach students from different nationalities. Featuring a wide range of topics such as assessment, curriculum design, and learning styles, this book is ideal for pre- and in-service teachers, language specialists, content specialists, administrators, deans, higher education faculty, researchers, practitioners, curriculum designers, policymakers, academicians, and students.