The language(s) of HE: EMI and/or ELF and/or Multilingualism?
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There has been a striking increase in the number of universities in the Asia-Pacific region that are moving to offer courses and programmes through English. In this article I shall consider the possible consequences of this increase in EMI for staff and students for whom English is not a first language and for university language education policy. In so doing, I raise some issues of concern connected with the notion of the E in EMI and English-only policies. I shall argue that those universities which have adopted EMI programmes need to consider revising their policies to (i) take into account the use of English as a lingua franca and (ii) to encourage bi- and multilingualism within the university.
The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics
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Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics