A research agenda for English-medium instruction
Conversations with scholars at the research fronts
Since English-Medium Instruction (EMI) has emerged as an important field of policy and research, there are a multiplicity of issues that are unexamined but need critical attention. This paper features some key scholars of EMI who together highlight contemporary issues of EMI as a field of research and its primary future research agendas moving forward, including appropriate methods of collecting information about EMI. The nine researchers, who represent different geographical contexts (South/East Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America), have offered their views regarding the future research agendas of EMI. Based on the conversations with these researchers, this paper presents eight strands of EMI research agendas that need to be carried on.
Keywords: English-medium instruction, research agenda, the role of language, political economy, language assessment, professional development
- What should be on the EMI research agenda going forward?
- Interview 1: Roger Barnard
- Interview 2: M. Obaidul Hamid
- Interview 3: Anna Kristina Hultgren
- Interview 4: Ernesto Macaro
- Interview 5: Ron Martinez
- Interview 6: Lizzi O. Milligan
- Interview 7: Heath Rose
- Interview 8: Philip Shaw
- Interview 9: Yuen Yi Lo
- Conclusion: Key issues and research strands
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Published online: 21 January 2022
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