ESP in European Higher Education

Integrating language and content

Inmaculada Fortanet-Gómez | Universitat Jaume I, Castelló
Christine A. Räisänen | Chalmers University, Gothenburg
ISBN 9789027205209 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027291165 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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The Bologna Reform has been implemented in a large part of the European Union and it is time to take a short pause to reflect over some of the lessons learned up to now. The aim of this book is to share experiences and reflections on English for Specific Purposes pedagogy in Western European higher education. Taking as a starting point the development of the EU policies during the past couple of decades and their national implementations, the chapters in this book provide various perspectives, both theoretical and practical, on the ways in which the reform has been implemented and its effects on the teaching of ESP. Experiences of developing programmes and courses incorporating Content and Language Integrated Learning and Autonomous and Lifelong Learning are described, as well as Problem-Based Learning and Process-Genre Pedagogies. The book also includes chapters on the crucial, but often neglected issue of teacher support in meeting the challenges of teaching content through the medium of English.
[AILA Applied Linguistics Series, 4] 2008.  vi, 285 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“For ESP instructors, and anyone interested in the current status of higher education within Western Europe, this book will be very informative. It is well-organized and describes the challenges and successes of the Bologna reform from the perspective of those actively trying to implement it.”
“This is a timely book. European universities are currently restructuring their curricula on a grand scale and the envisaged internationalisation requires new language policies. This book gives insights into how people in different national and disciplinary contexts rise to the challenge. Read it!”
“The important spread of English in Higher Education in Europe has so far been very little examined and this volume is a timely and very valuable contribution to its study. This book provides the necessary theoretical background for the integration of content and language at the university level and reports the challenges of having English as the language of instruction. I strongly recommend it to researchers and language planners in universities and colleges in Europe and elsewhere in the world.”
“The breadth and depth of the authors' accounts of their own experiences to integrate content teaching and English and the universality of the linguistic, educational and political issues raised, make this book unique in the literature and essential reading for teachers, researchers and legislators working in ESP instruction at university level within and beyond European borders.”
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