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What is English Medium Instruction Program

Examining Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Theories and Practices
Study program that is delivered through English without using any other language for instruction.
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Shifting Towards English Medium Instruction in Higher Education: Teacher Perceptions
Jolita Horbacauskiene (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania) and Evelina Jaleniauskiene (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3266-9.ch004
In higher education (HE), the emerging global phenomenon of English medium instruction (EMI) has brought huge opportunities for both students and teaching staff as universities are increasing the number of English-medium programmes. A number of studies have been conducted to explore EMI policies and practices, implications for pedagogy, as well as challenges for educators and students, including learners' academic skills, learning styles, level of content knowledge, academic practices, and varying ethical standards. Some issues under analysis are considered to be the main problematic questions faced in multilingual and multicultural classrooms. As noted by Dearden, the change in the learning and teaching language may deeply affect not only students but teachers as well. The current study seeks to answer the research questions of how university teachers conceptualize EMI and what possibilities and challenges this practice offers.
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