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EMI FORUM: English as a Medium of Instruction in Higher Education
The EMI Forum is an Alianza4U event organized by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
English is used throughout the world as the medium for instruction in contexts where English is not the primary national language or even an official language. What does this mean for the experience of teachers and students alike? Does everyone feel equally enfranchised by this arrangement? Is the experience equally positive across all disciplines/levels of study? What does this mean for the development of the national and local policies on English as a medium of university-level instruction? Does it have an impact on student recruitment?
English as a challenge for global Higher Education has perhaps been most thoroughly investigated in the context of northern Europe, where it is widely extended. The objective of this Forum is to investigate these issues from the perspective of Southern European countries and, in particular, in the context of the experiences of A4U universities for which the promotion of English taught degrees is a primary objective, at the core of their internationalization policies.
The EMI Forum provides an excellent opportunity to share knowledge and experience from the perspectives of the institution, degree coordinators, lecturers, trainers and students.