Book review: English-Medium Instruction from an English as a Lingua Franca Perspective: Exploring the Higher Education Context, by K. Murata (Ed). Oxford: Routledge (2019). 289 pp.

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Abstract

Kumiko Murata’s book provides a timely contribution to the rapidly expanding literature on English Medium Instruction (EMI) in higher education (HE). EMI is the use of English to teach and learn academic subjects in contexts where English is not the majority language of the population. In such contexts, English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) is used; that is, the use of English to communicate between speakers with different first languages. This is relevant to an EMI context where lecturers and students may not share the same first language, and therefore rely on English to communicate.
This book is part of the Routledge Research in Language Education series which aims to provide a platform for scholars at any career stage to discuss key issues in Language Education. This series is recommended for a wide variety of stakeholders; students, teachers, teacher educators, teaching material designers, applied linguists, as well as policymakers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education
Volume9
Issue number1
Early online date14 Sep 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2021

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