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Introduction: Setting the Scene

  • Emma DafouzEmail author
  • Ute Smit
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Abstract

This short chapter introduces the topic discussed in the book: the use of English for educational purposes in the internationalised university. Against the backdrop of the unprecedented rise of this phenomenon, paralleled by similarly increasing research activities, we argue for our conceptualisation of English-Medium Education in Multilingual University Settings (EMEMUS) and the need for a holistic framework to undertake contextualised research and engage in EMEMUS management. Finally, the chapter previews what is to follow. Part I, ‘Conceptualisations’, starts with Chapter  2 that puts into relief EMEMUS realities, also with the help of selected cases, before discussing major forces and developments. Chapter  3, then, presents an updated discussion of the conceptual framework at the heart of the book, called ROAD-MAPPING (originally introduced in Dafouz & Smit, 2016). Part II, ‘Applications’, elucidates how the framework can be of use when researching EMEMUS (Chapter  4) or when planning and managing EMEMUS policies (Chapter  5). Chapter  6, finally, concludes the book by highlighting the strengths of ROAD-MAPPING and possible future developments.

Keywords

English-medium education EMEMUS Internationalisation of higher education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of English StudiesComplutense University of MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of English StudiesUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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