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Implications for EMCs: Based on Students' Perspectives

  • The Sociolinguistic Journal of Korea
  • Abbr : 사회언어학
  • 2013, 21(3), pp.205-219
  • Publisher : The Sociolinguistic Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Humanities > Linguistics

Yang, Taesun 1

1고려대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to seek for better ways of implementing and expanding English Medium Courses (EMCs) at a university level through the lens of students. 6 male and 5 female students participated in this study and qualitative and quantitative data collection methods were used, such as journals, interviews, and students' English proficiency and such data were analyzed by a family of codes proposed by Bogdan and Biklen (1992). The results revealed that students generally felt that taking EMCs was beneficial for their future career, so they made an effort in taking EMCs. However, they revealed its downside, which eventually provided some insights on how to make this educational practice successful. First, students should increase their English proficiency to be comfortable in EMCs. Second, professors should refine their language and teaching skills to better serve EMCs. Finally, the university should implement and expand EMCs based on students' readiness for taking and professors' readiness for teaching EMCs. (158 words)

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