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Strategies for English Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education Lecture to be held on October 24

J. F. Oberlin University Institute for Language Education Research & College of Global Communication present:Dr. Jim McKinley“Strategies for English Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education”

With the expansion of international studentmobility and the surge of English medium instructed (EMI) programs in higher education in response to the Japanese education ministry's recent initiatives, we see increased concern about unreasonable policies and curriculum goals that do not correlate with students ’and teachers’ English language proficiency. This has led to increased anxiety
in university language classrooms for students and teachers alike, especially in EMI in higher education in East Asia. Collaborative strategies are available for
teachers for whom English is an additional language, but are required to teach content courses in that language.These strategies include peer mentoring, group
mentoring, and facilitating teacher and student reflection.This presentation will critically review such strategies for possible implementation in EMI in Japanese
higher education.

Date and timeTuesday, October 24, 2017, from 4:10 to 5:40 p.m.
Place Machida Campus, Meimeikan Room A715 
LanguageEnglish (no interpretation)
AdmissionFree, Open to Everyone

Jim McKinley is the Director of Studies for the PhD in Education at the University of Bath, UK, where he teaches and supervises PhD, EdD, and MA students in the Department of Education undertaking research in TESOL and applied linguistics, as well as international and comparative education. Jim’s work has appeared in several high-impact journals such as Applied Linguistics and Higher Education. He is a co-editor of Doing Research in Applied Linguistics: Realities, Dilemmas and Solutions (2017, Routledge), co-author of Data Collection Methods in Applied Linguistics (Bloomsbury, forthcoming), and co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (Routledge, forthcoming).

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