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English as a Medium of Instruction in Higher Education

Implementations and Classroom Practices in Taiwan

  • Wenli Tsou
  • Shin-Mei Kao

Benefits

  • Addresses heated issues in English as a Medium of Instruction with specific emphasis on the ELF contexts in Taiwan

  • Presents authentic EMI cases from engineering, science, technology, business, social science, medical science, design and arts, and tourism and leisure service sectors in higher education

  • Provides suggestions for EMI teachers on curriculum design, teaching techniques, classroom management, activity and material development, and assessment

  • Showcases the possibilities in designing and implementing EMI in higher education in non-English speaking regions

Book

Part of the English Language Education book series (ELED, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wenli Tsou, Shin-Mei Kao
      Pages 3-18
  3. EMI Course and Program Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Mei-Ling Tsai, Paul R. Saunders
      Pages 39-54
  4. EMI Classroom Practice and Teaching Techniques

  5. EMI Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Jason Tien Chou
      Pages 131-145
    3. Shin-Mei Kao, Hsin-Tien Liao
      Pages 147-162
  6. EMI Teacher Development and Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Cynthia Tsui
      Pages 165-182
    3. Yu-Ting Kao, Wenli Tsou
      Pages 183-205
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 207-213

About this book

Introduction

This book presents the multiple facets of English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) in higher education across various academic disciplines, an area that is expected to grow constantly in response to the competitive global higher education market. The studies presented were conducted in various EMI classrooms, with data collected from observing and documenting the teaching activities, and from interviewing or surveying EMI participants. Through data analysis and synthesis, cases across disciplines – from engineering, science, technology, business, social science, medical science, design and arts, to tourism and leisure service sectors – are used to illustrate the various EMI curriculum designs and classroom practices. Although the cases described are limited to Taiwanese institutions, the book bridges the gap between planning and executing EMI programs across academic domains for policy makers, administrators, content teachers, and teacher trainers throughout Asia.

Keywords

English as a Medium of Instruction higher education teaching techniques collaboration across disciplines English as a Lingua Franca English for special purposes

Editors and affiliations

  • Wenli Tsou
    • 1
  • Shin-Mei Kao
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Foreign Languages and LiteratureNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Foreign Languages and LiteratureNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan

About the editors

Wenli Tsou is a professor at the Department of Foreign Languages & Literature, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. She received her PhD in Foreign and Second Language Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo, US. She is the project leader of the National Cheng Kung University ESP program. Her research interests include teacher training, ESP, English as a Lingua Franca, and English as a Medium of Instruction.

Shin-Mei Kao is a professor at the Department of Foreign Languages & Literature, and the director of Foreign Language Center in National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. She received her PhD in Foreign Language Education from the Ohio State University, US. Her research interests include discourse analysis, multilingualism, classroom interaction, and language assessment.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title English as a Medium of Instruction in Higher Education
  • Book Subtitle Implementations and Classroom Practices in Taiwan
  • Editors Wenli Tsou
    Shin-Mei Kao
  • Series Title English Language Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title English Language Education
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4645-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-4644-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5189-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-4645-2
  • Series ISSN 2213-6967
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-6975
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 213
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Learning & Instruction
    Higher Education
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