Language Use in English-Medium Instruction at University

Language Use in English-Medium Instruction at University : International Perspectives on Teacher Practice

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 Halftones, black and white; 16 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0367681803
  • 9780367681807

Table of contents

Introduction: Foregrounding language issues in English-medium instruction courses

David Lasagabaster and Aintzane Doiz

Chapter 1: An exploratory analysis of Language Related Episodes (LREs) in a Brazilian EMI context: Lecturers' and students' perspectives

Ron Martinez, Paola Machado and Candida Palma

Chapter 2: Analysing EMI teachers' and students' talk about language and language use

Aintzane Doiz and David Lasagabaster

Chapter 3: EMI teachers' use of Interactive metadiscourse in lecture organisation and knowledge construction

Lei Zhang and Yuen Yi Lo

Chapter 4: Strategies to Enhance Comprehension in EMI Lectures: Examples from the Italian Context

Francesca Costa and Cristina Mariotti

Chapter 5: EMI materials in online initial English language teacher education

Dario Luis Banegas and Graciela Manzur Busleiman

Chapter 6: Pronunciation in EMI: a preliminary study of Spanish university students' intelligibility and comprehensibility

Esther Gomez-Lacabex and Francisco Gallardo-del-Puerto

Chapter 7: Students' language-related challenges of studying through English: What EMI teachers can do

Heath Rose

Chapter 8: Challenges of English-medium higher education: The first-year experience in Hong Kong revisited a decade later

Christopher Shepard and Bruce Morrison

Chapter 9: Implementing EMI in higher education: language use, language research and professional development

Victor Pavon Vazquez and Maria Ellison

Epilogue: Disciplinary literacies: A nexus for content and language teacher practice

Hans Malmstroem and Diane Pecorari
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About David Lasagabaster

David Lasagabaster is professor of applied linguistics at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain. He has published on CLIL, EMI, attitudes and motivation, and multilingualism. He has published widely in international journals and books. Among others, he has co-edited English-medium Instruction at Universities: Global Challenges (2013).

Aintzane Doiz is Associate Professor at the Department of English and German Studies and Translation and Interpretation, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain. She has co-edited English-medium Instruction at Universities: Global Challenges (2013) and Motivation and Foreign Language Learning: From Theory to Practice (2014).
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