Internationalising Learning in Higher Education

The Challenges of English as a Medium of Instruction

  • María Luisa Carrió-Pastor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. María Luisa Carrió-Pastor
    Pages 1-13
  3. Policy into Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Elena Orduna Nocito, Gretchen Obernyer
      Pages 17-33
    3. Gisela Sanahuja Vélez, Gabriela Ribes Giner, Ismael Moya Clemente
      Pages 35-61
  4. Training Issues

  5. Specific Aspects of English as a Medium of Instruction

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 227-228

About this book


“This volume provides a comprehensive overview of EMI applied to higher education, from the perspectives of government, teachers and university staff. It is essential reading for those who would like to explore the present multilingual spectrum of higher education and the efforts of participants to influence language policy.”

-- Begoña Bellés-Fortuño, Universitat Jaume I de Castelló, Spain. 

This edited book examines the use of English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) in a variety of international higher education contexts. The internationalization of education – indicated by increasing mobility of students, staff and ideas, as well as by policies and programmes put in place to facilitate educational exchange - has led to increasing adoption of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) for educational purposes. In this book, the authors present the results of empirical research into the implementation, assessment, development and use of EMI programmes in different settings, presenting the case for more structured training of teachers and staff. It will be of interest to second/foreign language teaching and administrative staff, as well as anyone else involved in teaching in English at higher education level.

María Luisa Carrió-Pastor is a Professor of English Language at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain.


English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) Bologna Process European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) mobility English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) language competence quality assurance tertiary education

Editors and affiliations

  • María Luisa Carrió-Pastor
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain

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