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Emma Dafouz & Ute Smit

Friday 9:30, Room 1

Internationalisation in Higher Education and its Diverse Realisations in English-Medium Programmes: Towards a Dynamic Conceptual Framework of the ‘ICLHE Mosaic’ Complutense University, Madrid University of Vienna The widespread use of English as language of instruction (EMI) in many university settings around the world has generally been welcome and regarded as a necessary improvement for all stakeholders involved: students, lecturers and institutions. What makes this apparently uniform trend even more remarkable is that it spans across very different countries and academic disciplines. At the same time, EMI/ICL (Integrating Content and Language) comes in such a variety of local realisations that, when looked at in some detail, the homogenous picture of global policy turns out to be a mosaic of thoroughly “glocalised” pieces. The many analyses of English medium tertiary programmes give good indications of the multitude of educational practices, range of contextual necessities and participant evaluations, as well as the diversity of policy aims and implementations that stakeholders and researchers are confronted with. While it is clearly relevant to take recognition of such local specificities when undertaking ICL/EMI research, what is arguably of equal, if not more, importance is to develop a comprehensive framework of analysis that will provide a solid frame of reference when either analysing particular cases or when contrasting and conducting research across different programmes. In this paper, we will elaborate on the socio-political, linguistic and educational dimensions that need to be taken account of. By drawing on various theoretical considerations such as internationalisation, teacher cognition, university language policies or the role of English (e.g. Borg 2011; Dafouz & Núñez 2009; Shohamy 2006; Smit 2010; Smit & Dafouz forthc; Spolsky 2009) we will introduce and argue for a dynamic conceptual framework for the ”ICLHE mosaic.”

Brian Dare

Friday 10:00, Room 3

Building a Shared Meta-Language Across the Learning Areas Lexis Education In many educational contexts, the teaching of languages and the teaching of the 32

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