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A study of perceptions on university major subjects in English-mediated instruction.

  • Modern English Education
  • Abbr : MEESO
  • 2013, 14(3), pp.259-282
  • Publisher : The Modern English Education Society
  • Research Area : Humanities > English Language and Literature > English Language Teaching

Hyun-Ju Kim 1 장샛별 1

1단국대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to analyze the perceptions and demands of students and professors in English Medium Instruction (EMI) at a university. Seventy hundred sixty five university students and 23 professors participated in this study and their perceptions of EMI were examined by the survey. The major findings of this study are as follows. First, students and professors consider that EMI is somewhat effective in terms of improving English skills in general. Students consider that among four language skills, listening has the most positive influence and professors think reading has the most positive influence on improving language ability. Second, students believe that majors should be taught in English but with some supplementary materials or additional lectures in Korean so they can understand the contents thoroughly. On the other hand, professors believe teaching majors totally by EMI is better for students if they do not have much problem understanding the lectures. Lastly, students think learning majors in EMI by native speakers is primary important whereas professors believe using the textbook written in English is the most necessary condition for the successful EMI. This study suggests several ways to implement EMI more effectively at a university for students and professors.

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