Making Language Visible in the University English for Academic Purposes and Internationalisation Author: Bee Bond

Format:
Paperback - 232 pages
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ISBN:
9781788929288
Published:
31 Aug 2020
Series:
New Perspectives on Language and Education
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
234 x 156
Availability:
Forthcoming

Summary

This book focuses on the nexus of language, disciplinary content and knowledge communication against the background of the economic, cultural and ideological forces of Higher Education’s current push for internationalisation. It suggests the need for a greater synergy between language and content experts and argues that change needs to be implemented through policy rather than on an ad-hoc basis by individual teachers. It is a call to action for English for Academic Purposes practitioners to find a way out of the silo of their own centres and work to assert influence over the wider context in which they work. The book begins and ends in the practice of teaching, with a focus throughout on understanding the barriers and enablers to that practice within a particular context.

Review:

This volume scrutinises the role of English for Academic Purposes within the university. Through careful and thought-provoking analysis, it reveals a worrying disconnect, but also provides strategies for closing the gap, to the benefit of all stakeholders. This book can inform EAP practitioners' understanding of the role of their subject and should be required reading for all university administrators.

- Diane Pecorari, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Bond proposes a range of targeted and important interventions to help postgraduate international students succeed in English-medium universities. Based on her long experience in the field and her recent detailed research, she provides much-needed insights for both teachers of academic English and disciplinary staff. This book is essential reading for anyone involved in the recruitment, support or teaching of international students at university level.

- Ian Bruce, University of Waikato, New Zealand

This book is a timely and thought-provoking study in an area of higher education teaching which is insufficiently researched. It is an insightful, substantial and engaging contribution to our understanding of the international university, the role of language in the curriculum and the issues of identity for EAP practitioners.

- Sarah Brewer, University of Reading, UK

Author Biography:

Bee Bond is Associate Professor of English for Academic Purposes at The University of Leeds, UK. Her research interests include language and policy, English for Academic Purposes curriculum development, international student experiences through language, and content-led academic language teaching.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional




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