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Type of publication: Straipsnis recenzuojamoje užsienio tarptautinės konferencijos medžiagoje / Article in peer-reviewed foreign international conference proceedings (P1d)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Bijeikienė, Vilma;Pundziuvienė, Daiva
Title: English as a medium of instruction in teaching other languages : attitudes and practices
Is part of: HEPCLIL-2014 : Higher education perspectives on content and language integrated learning (CLIL), 27-28 March, 2014, University of Vic, Catalonia, Spain : 1st international conference proceedings. Barcelona : University of Vic, 2014
Extent: p. 172-182
Date: 2014
Note: Konferencijos medžiaga CD
Keywords: Kalbų mokymas;Mokymo procesas;Aukštasis mokslas;Teaching languages;Teaching process;Higher education
ISBN: 9788494164491
Abstract: Internationalisation of HE and emergence of English as a global academic lingua franca used by people who share neither a common native tongue nor cultural and educational background have not only offered more opportunities but also raised challenges. According to recent European surveys, the percentage of pupils attaining the level of independent user in English varies from 14% to 82%, which evidences the potential and the complexity for English as a medium of instruction at tertiary level. This study aims to present the model of foreign language instruction at Vytautas Magnus University where one third of 30 languages are taught through English. It investigates the attitudes and practices of teachers in delivering their English-medium language courses by discussing the questions whether teaching other languages through English is psychologically, culturally and educationally preferable for teachers and students, whether it can limit the content taught and require a special methodology, how the teaching process changes with multiple languages used in the classroom and what level of English is necessary for teachers and students to ensure high quality of English-medium language teaching. The study is based on qualitative methodology with 12 language teachers participating as respondents. The results reveal areas in need of improvement
Affiliation(s): Užsienio kalbų institutas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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