ICLHE East Asia
We are the East Asia Regional Group of the ICLHE Association. Our objective is to enhance collaboration amongst professionals based in East Asia interested in the integration of content and language in higher education
Our annual symposium took place on 22nd April in Nagoya. We had a great day!
New Book Chapter
Keiko Tsuchiya, along with Liss Kerstin Slyvén, has a book chapter titled "CLIL in Various Forms Around the World" in the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Content and Language Integrated Learning.
Mahboubeh Rakhshandehroo published an article titled "The attitude of Iranian students and instructors toward implementing EMI through virtual exchange" in Frontiers in Education in May.
Annette Bradford has a new book chapter, "EME in Japan: ROAD-MAPPING the Promises Made to Students", in the Routledge Focus on English-Medium Instruction in Higher Education book series.
Input in English-medium Instruction by Francesca Costa and Cristina Mariotti, the 6th book in the EMI series edited by East Asia team leaders, Howard Brown and Annette Bradford, was released in mid-February.
ICLHE East Asia coordinator, Mahboubeh Rakhshandehroo, has authored a short paper about creating inclusive internationalization spaces in EMI classrooms through COIL as part of the conference proceedings of the 2022 WES-CIHE Summer Institute.
Interviews with ICLHE practitioners and researchers about their latest work
We talk to Sainbayar Gundsambuu of Kyoto University of Foreign Studies about his EMI work in Mongolia
Sainbayar Gundsambuu is an adjunct English lecturer at the British and American Studies Department, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan. Previously, he was a senior lecturer at the British and American Studies Department, the National University of Mongolia, Mongolia. He received his PhD in higher education from Osaka University.
"Sam" is a reviewer of the IAFOR Journal of Education: Studies in Education and the SAGE Journal of Education. His primary research interests focus on the internationalization of higher education, English-medium instruction, and translation studies. He was a Fulbright scholar at Indiana University Bloomington.
His publications include:
by Keith M. Graham and Tzu-Bin Lin,
National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
In 2021, the Ministry of Education designated National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) as a Key Cultivation University, positioning NTNU as a leader in English-medium instruction (EMI). As part of this leadership role, NTNU’s Center for Teaching and Learning Development provides a multi-component EMI training program to support faculty interested in developing their EMI knowledge and skills.
The EMI training program offers several avenues for NTNU faculty to learn about EMI. For faculty new to EMI, video lectures on the university’s learning management system provide an introduction to EMI practices. Those interested in more extensive training have access to subsidies to enroll in the Cambridge Assessment Certificate in EMI Skills online course. The program also provides new and experienced faculty opportunities to join a community of practice and lesson study group at NTNU, designed to support further development of individual EMI teaching practices.
One final component, which may be especially of interest to ICHLE East Asia members, is the EMI workshop series, open to faculty from any university. The workshop series offers both on-campus and online workshops designed to promote discussion and encourage reflection on EMI teaching practices. In the 2021–2022 academic year, topics included course design, teaching strategies, current research, and cultivating a positive mindset toward EMI. The workshops were facilitated by local and global scholars of EMI, including ICLHE East Asia’s leadership team member Annette Bradford, and attracted nearly 600 registrants from various cities and universities looking to engage in scholarly discussion on EMI teaching.
The 2022–2023 EMI workshop series will kick off in October 2022, with six local and international speakers scheduled for the first semester. We welcome all ICLHE East Asia members in Taiwan to join us on campus for our workshops, and we welcome all ICLHE East Asia members, especially those outside of Taiwan, to join us for the workshops offered online.
For workshop information and news about upcoming events, please visit https://ctld.ntnu.edu.tw/emi-workshop.
Research about EMI, CLIL, plurilingual & internationalization reviewed by our members - click the image to read
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