This study examined Japanese professors’ attitudes towards a more multilingual approach in EMI lectures (i.e. incorporating more of the L1). Interviews were conducted with 50 lecturers in 6 universities in Japan (3 in Tokyo, 3 in Kyoto). These lecturers taught varied subjects such as Law, Engineering, and Business Administration through English. Lecturers were asked to reflect on their current EMI classroom practice, and if more or less use of the L1 would enhance teaching and learning. Results indicated an overall positive stance towards a move to incorporating more Japanese in EMI classes. However, this depended on the topic being taught and student English proficiency. Suggested implications of such attitudes for EMI classroom teaching practice will be provided, alongside research questions that might be addressed in future.
|Publication status||Unpublished - 26 Jun 2019|
|Event||EMI Oxford Biennial EMI Symposium 2019 - Oxford, UK United Kingdom|
Duration: 26 Jun 2019 → 26 Jun 2019
|Conference||EMI Oxford Biennial EMI Symposium 2019|
|Country||UK United Kingdom|
|Period||26/06/19 → 26/06/19|
Curle, S. (2019). Japanese professors' attitudes towards a more multilingual approach in EMI lectures: Incorporating more of the L1. Paper presented at EMI Oxford Biennial EMI Symposium 2019, Oxford, UK United Kingdom.