English as a lingua franca is playing a key role in the process of internationalisation, both in the business world and in higher education institutions (HEIs). Indeed, use of the language is so prevalent that many HEIs do not perceive any other choice than to provide programmes taught in English (Lasagabaster, 2015). There are undoubtedly many benefits of teaching through English in higher education. As a strategic invitation to ‘outsiders’, English Taught Programmes (ETPs) enable students from other nations to benefit from the knowledge, expertise and heritage of a university. Teaching through English works as a catalyst for change inside the university, too: from pedagogy to administration. Also, the reputation of the university becomes as international as its student body, since students take the university out into their social networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFacing Outward
EditorsLeasa Weimer
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • English Taught Programmes
  • Identity
  • Internationalisation
  • Lingua franca
  • Plurilingualism


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