Publication details [#57904]

Baldauf, Richard B., jr., Hoa Thi Mai Nguyen and M. Obaidul Hamid. 2013. Medium of instruction in Asia: context, processes and outcomes. Current Issues in Language Planning 14 (1) : 1–15.
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Language as a subject
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This article examines context, methods and results of English as a medium of instruction (MOI) policies and practices in 10 Asian polities covering the Maldives, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Japan. A naive macro-level comprehension of MOI as a facile solution to intricate language problems for attaining exorbitantly ambitious politico-economic targets appears to induce less than exemplary MOI realization at the micro level.