Research Methods in English Medium Instruction

Jack Pun, Samantha Curle (Editor)

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Abstract

In this special edited volume, the Editors and invited English Medium Instruction (EMI) researchers, from different parts of the world, outline the latest research methods in EMI. Providing academic instruction using English is rapidly growing in many countries where English is a second or foreign language and there is a growing interest in researching the effectiveness and affects of EMI across different educational levels. This volume includes chapters on everything from research into classroom interaction, teachers’ and students’ perceptions and motivation, to language challenges and strategies and the pedagogical implications of translanguaging in EMI classrooms. These specific topics were chosen to reflect different approaches to researching EMI.

Each chapter focuses on a specific type of research methodology. It begins with an overview of the literature of the topic under discussion. Then an example study is provided to illustrate how this methodology can be used to investigate EMI. Each chapter identifies the process that the EMI researcher went through to conduct their research, key dilemmas they faced, and focuses particularly on the methodological issues they encountered. By exploring these issues, this volume hopes to inform theory (or the lack thereof) underlying research into the phenomenon of EMI. 

This volume is indispensable for EMI: tutors, curriculum developers, policymakers, teachers, as well as students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is particularly valuable for researchers from across the globe reading in the fields of applied linguistics, language education, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), English Language Teaching (ELT), and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2021

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