Acknowledging the Role of Language in EMI: Experiences from a Pilot Project Intervention at UCPH

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This chapter discusses the development, implementation, and outcomes of a pilot project intervention aimed at improving students’ writing skills in English in an interdisciplinary English medium Master’s program at the University of Copenhagen. The pilot project was set up as a collaborative effort between the content lecturers of a compulsory course in the program, a project coordinator from the strategic initiative that funded the pilot project, and an academic language consultant from UCPH’s language competence development center for students and staff. As an outcome of the pilot project, a feedback module has become a permanent element of the program with funding secured locally to continue the language support. This outcome was highly attributable to the content teachers’ level of engagement in the project and their awareness of both the direct and indirect roles that language plays in English medium instruction (EMI).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrating content and language in multilingual universities
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

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