The “Transnational Alignment of English Competences for University Lecturers (TAEC)“ project team, of which Denise McAllister and Sarah Crielesi in Maastricht University’s Language Centre are members, is pleased to announce the “EMI Practices in Europe” conference to be held at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, on 4-5 April 2019.
The conference aims to provide a forum for discussion among academics, teacher trainers, EMI teachers, curriculum developers and policy makers interested in the field of English-medium instruction.
In recent years, universities across Europe have seen a significant expansion in English-medium instruction (EMI). Among the reported benefits of EMI are improved student and teacher proficiency, better preparedness for the global market, bigger job prospects, broader professional collaboration, greater visibility and higher university rankings. However, questions are increasingly raised about the implications of EMI for the quality of teaching and learning, and concerns have emerged regarding its implementation.
Given the diversity of academic contexts and the complexity of EMI practices, the conference aims to develop a clearer understanding of this global phenomenon, generate new insights from research or day-to-day practical experience in teaching content through English, and promote quality assurance in EMI.
The official language of the conference is English.
We are delighted to announce our confirmed keynote speakers:
- Ute Smit, University of Vienna
- David Lasagabaster, University of the Basque Country
Call for papers
Abstract submission deadline: 30 October 2018.
Notification of acceptance: 5 December 2018.
Registration opens: 5 December 2018.
Conference fee EUR 100 to be paid when registering for the conference.
(Denise McAllister, Language Centre, Maastricht University)