EMI and the Internationalization of Universities, an Overview

Hugo Bowles, Amanda Clare Murphy*

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This chapter describes the state of the art in the area of internationalization of higher education (IHE) and English-medium instruction (EMI) by setting out the key concepts, research methods and areas of controversy to be addressed in the various chapters of the volume. The first section of the chapter looks broadly at internationalization as a field, outlining the areas of study, and the findings of large-scale surveys as well as identifying the most popular areas of research. second thematic section looks at how internationalization intersects with English-medium instruction, paying particular attention to language policy, the role of English as a lingua franca (ELF), and the teaching and learning of disciplinary content. The section concludes with some recommendations for research and teaching in EMI.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnglish-Medium Instruction and the Internationalization of Universities
EditorsHugo Bowles, Amanda Clare Murphy
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • English as a Lingua Franca
  • English-Medium Instruction
  • Internationalization
  • Language Policy


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