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A comparative study of the implementation of EMI in Europe, Asia and Africa

Tamtam, Abdalmonem, Gallagher, Fiona orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-7865-1757, Olabi, Abdul-Ghani orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-9209-3619 and Naher, Sumsun orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-2047-5807 (2012) A comparative study of the implementation of EMI in Europe, Asia and Africa. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 47 . pp. 1417-1425. ISSN 1877-0428

Teaching higher education in English Medium Instruction (EMI) is one of the most important changes made in education policies in many non-speaking countries over the world recently. EMI is claimed to have not received enough consideration in Europe, Asia and Africa. This paper presents an investigation, which was carried out from the available literature to discuss the possible ways of implementing EMI in engineering education in Libya. This paper also focuses on the possibilities of implementing EMI in higher education systems in non-English countries in Europe, Asia and Africa and problems faced by these countries and suggested solutions. The study finds that English proficiency achieved through EMI will increase the chances for graduated students to get better positions in the labour market. Most of the countries witness similar problems in courses of the EMI adoption, which include: less funding, lack of qualified teaching staff, lack of students understanding and interest and cultural opposition.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:EMI, CLIL; higher education; non-English countries;
Subjects:Social Sciences > Teaching
Social Sciences > Education
Engineering > Engineering education
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.836
Copyright Information:© 2012 Elsevier. Open access
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:22214
Deposited On:26 Mar 2018 10:53 by Abdalmonem Tamtam . Last Modified 03 Feb 2021 13:09

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