Understanding lecturers’ practices and processes: an investigation of English medium education in a Spanish multilingual university

Niall Curry, Pascual Pérez-Paredes

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There is a need to investigate the implementation of English-medium instruction (EMI) and internationalisation policies in English-medium Education in Multilingual University Settings (EMEMUS). The aim of this study is to better understand EMI lectures’ approach to managing content and language in their EMEMUS teaching. Our analysis explores the development and construction of knowledge in the EMEMUS context by examining lecturers’ understanding of the roles of English and their beliefs about teaching and learning there in. Specifcally, the ROADMAPPING framework is applied to anlyse two lecturers’ practices and processes in detail.The findings of this study signal macro and micro facets of internationalisation that are supported and impeded by the lecturers' practices and processes. Challenges that the EMI lectures face are directly linked to their confidence in their own language skills, to their pedagogical approaches when teaching through English, and to their perceptions of their roles in the classroom. More broadly, this study allows for further commentary on EMI lecturers’ practices and perceived role in language provision.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching Language and Content in Multicultural and Multilingual Classrooms
Subtitle of host publicationCLIL and EMI Approaches
EditorsMaría Louisa Carrió-Pastor, Begoña Bellés Fortuño
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9783030566159
ISBN (Print)9783030566142
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

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  • EMI
  • Language Teaching
  • CLIL


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