English as a Medium of Instruction in Higher Education

Implementations and Classroom Practices in Taiwan

  • Wenli Tsou
  • Shin-Mei Kao

Part of the English Language Education book series (ELED, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wenli Tsou, Shin-Mei Kao
      Pages 3-18
  3. EMI Course and Program Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Mei-Ling Tsai, Paul R. Saunders
      Pages 39-54
  4. EMI Classroom Practice and Teaching Techniques

  5. EMI Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Jason Tien Chou
      Pages 131-145
    3. Shin-Mei Kao, Hsin-Tien Liao
      Pages 147-162
  6. EMI Teacher Development and Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Cynthia Tsui
      Pages 165-182
    3. Yu-Ting Kao, Wenli Tsou
      Pages 183-205
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 207-213

About this book


This book presents the multiple facets of English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) in higher education across various academic disciplines, an area that is expected to grow constantly in response to the competitive global higher education market. The studies presented were conducted in various EMI classrooms, with data collected from observing and documenting the teaching activities, and from interviewing or surveying EMI participants. Through data analysis and synthesis, cases across disciplines – from engineering, science, technology, business, social science, medical science, design and arts, to tourism and leisure service sectors – are used to illustrate the various EMI curriculum designs and classroom practices. Although the cases described are limited to Taiwanese institutions, the book bridges the gap between planning and executing EMI programs across academic domains for policy makers, administrators, content teachers, and teacher trainers throughout Asia.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wenli Tsou
    • 1
  • Shin-Mei Kao
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Foreign Languages and LiteratureNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Foreign Languages and LiteratureNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4644-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4645-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-6967
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-6975
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