Introduction: Exploring perceptions, practices and challenges of EMI pedagogies in Asia

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Abstract

This chapter introduces the recent development of English as a medium of instruction (EMI) in higher education and argues for the hidden agenda of EMI concerning power, language policy and language ideologies. With a brief summary of each contribution of this volume focusing on pedagogical challenges, policies and practices of EMI in various Asian contexts, this chapter presents some bottom-up voices from EMI stakeholders regarding the resistance of monolingual practices and the native speakerism of EMI discourse by the adoption of neoliberalism and commodification of EMI, mismatch between EMI policy and practices, challenges of language choice in EMI and challenges and coping strategies of EMI. It is hoped that this introductory chapter can serve as a comprehensive starting point for this volume to raise awareness of bottom-up practices and concerns of EMI for decolonising pedagogy through multilingual and translanguaging approaches to foster more equitable and inclusive English language education and content learning through EMI in the future. Copyright © 2024 selection and editorial matter, Fan Fang and Pramod K. Sah; individual chapters, the contributors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnglish-medium instruction pedagogies in multilingual universities in Asia
EditorsFan FANG, Pramod K. SAH
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Pages1-8
ISBN (Electronic)9781003173137
ISBN (Print)9781032001876, 9781032001869
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Citation

Fang, F., & Sah, P. K. (2024). Introduction: Exploring perceptions, practices and challenges of EMI pedagogies in Asia. In F. Fang & P. K. Sah (Eds.), English-medium instruction pedagogies in multilingual universities in Asia (pp. 1-8). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003173137-1

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