[Temple ICAS Book Talk] English-medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education: Policy, Challenges and Outcomes

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Type: 
Lecture
Date: 
October 23, 2017
Location: 
Japan
Subject Fields: 
Japanese History / Studies, Languages, Linguistics

Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 1F, Parliament Lounge (access: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/maps/tokyo.html)

Moderator:
Annette Bradford
, co-editor of English-medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education: Policy, Challenges and Outcomes (Multilingual Matters, October 2017). Associate professor in the School of Business Administration, Meiji University and ICAS adjunct fellow

Panelists:
Hiroyuki Takagi, associate professor in the Center for International Education, Kobe University
Juanita Heigham, associate professor at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies
Jim McKinley, director of studies for the PhD in education at the University of Bath

Admission: Free. Open to the public.
Language: English
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OVERVIEW:                                                                                                                         

Universities around the world are seeking to become more competitive in the face of increasingly fierce domestic and global higher education markets. As a result, they are increasing and diversifying their international activities. Japanese universities are no exception and are in the midst of a rapid growth in English-medium instruction (EMI).

Almost 40% of Japanese universities now have non-language classes taught in English. These classes serve a mix of international and domestic students and there is a great deal of variation in the implementation. This panel introduces a new book that aims to clarify why policies concerning EMI are in place, how EMI is being implemented, what challenges are being addressed and what the impacts of EMI may be for Japan and its students. Authors will discuss their research and look forward to an engaging discussion on EMI and the internationalization of higher education.


MODERATOR:

Annette Bradford is an associate professor in the School of Business Administration at Meiji University, teaching courses focused on enhancing students’ international competencies. Previously, she held a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship in Japan and taught at universities in Japan, the United States and Indonesia. Her research on the internationalization of higher education, particularly English-medium instruction, student exchange and education policy can be found in publications such as the Journal of Studies in International Education and International Higher Education.


PANELISTS:

Hiroyuki Takagi is an associate professor in the Center for International Education, Kobe University. He is the academic coordinator of the Programme for European Studies and the Masters double degree programs offered in cooperation with European universities. His research interests include the internationalization of university curricula and development of students’ intercultural competence.

Juanita Heigham is an associate professor at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies where she is co-coordinator of the MA TESOL program, an English-taught program with nearly 70% international student enrollment. Her research interests include English-medium instruction program design, teacher development and international student satisfaction.

Jim McKinley is the director of studies for the PhD in education at the University of Bath. He previously taught for more than 15 years at the University of Sydney and Sophia University in Tokyo. He is a co-editor of Doing Research in Applied Linguistics: Realities, Dilemmas and Solutions (2017), and has published in journals such as Applied Linguistics, Higher Education, RELC, and The Journal of Asia TEFL.
Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies

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Robert Dujarric, Director
Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies
Temple University, Japan Campus

 

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