English as a Medium of Instruction on the Way to Sustainability and Internationalization in Non-English-Speaking Countries

English as a Medium of Instruction on the Way to Sustainability and Internationalization in Non-English-Speaking Countries

Aizhan Daukenova (University of International Business, Kazakhstan), Ainur Askhatova (University of International Business, Kazakhstan) and Zhibek Kaisar (University of International Business, Kazakhstan)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2551-7.ch014

Abstract

The present chapter describes the comparative analysis of the implementation of English as a medium of instruction in Kazakhstan and other non-English speaking countries by presenting a small-scale study of revealing the attitudes of graduate students and lecturers towards EMI in Kazakhstan. Compared to other countries, Kazakhstan has a number of similar issues in the implementation of English as a medium of instruction, which creates the possibility of performing a practice based on the experience of others. The research on English as a medium of instruction has revealed that EMI in Kazakhstan is in need of further guidance and investigation.
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Background

On the way of globalization majority of countries, especially non-English speaking countries, attempt to be the part of developed countries’ community (Galloway, Kriukow, & Numajiri, 2017, p. 9). In this regard, mastery of English provides the knowledge in order to achieve required international correlation. According to Galloway et al. (2017), the fair necessity of comprehension of English language is not sufficient. It leads to the correspondingly rising education through English (p. 9). Conversely, spheres of political and economic relationships, technology and worldwide network have contributed to globalization (Macaro, 2015, p. 6). Mastery of English language is the core in upgrading specialists in the mentioned spheres to enhance international relations and world economy. It resulted in the usage of medium language in communication (Mousumi & Kusakabe, 2017). The swift development of English in non-English speaking countries closely relates to the worldwide globalization and a significant increase of web-communication.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Lecturer: A teacher at a university or college.

Non-English-Speaking Country: A country where English is not spoken as official or second language.

English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI): The use of English in the classroom by the teacher to teach.

Viewpoints: The way people think about things in general, or the way they think about a particular thing.

Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs): Universities, colleges, and further education institutions offering and delivering higher education.

Attitude: A tendency to respond positively or negatively towards a certain idea, object, person, or situation.

Mother Tongue: A language learned from birth.

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