В Институте современных языков, межкультурной коммуникации и миграций РУДН пройдет вебинар на английском языке на тему «Language gains in English-medium instruction. A case study»
17 мая 2023 г. в Институте современных языков, межкультурной коммуникации и миграций РУДН пройдет вебинар на английском языке на тему «Language gains in English-medium instruction. A case study».
С докладом выступит преподаватель кафедры иностранных языков, зарубежной литературы и современных культур Туринского университета (Италия), PhD, постдок Стефания Чичиллини.
Встречаемся в 16:00 по ссылке – https://clck.ru/34Rqcg.
Over the last twenty years, the internationalization of education at university level
has led many universities in non-English speaking countries to use English as the
medium of instruction (EMI). Opening EMI programmes has become a successful
strategy used by universities to attract international students and increase their
academic prestige. Instead, the students who decide to undertake their academic
pathway through English are usually driven by better job opportunities after
graduation, by the possibility of creating international relationships and improving
their English proficiency.
Although much research has investigated the students’ motivations to opt for EMI
education, little is known about the role played by English in the students’
academic pathway and language proficiency. To address this gap, this research
focuses on a group of students enrolled in an EMI medical school in Italy and
sheds light on their attitudes and beliefs about their language experience. Data
were collected from three questionnaires sent in the first two academic years in an
EMI medical programme. The data were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively.
The findings revealed that some students found studying through another language
challenging. In addition, by the end of the second year, most of them reported
language gains in the four skills, especially in their receptive and vocabulary skills.
Taken together, the results may have some implications in the development of
additional strategies which may include more consideration of the role of English
and its improvement in EMI settings in the Italian context.