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Second Language Learning and Teaching - IAS Invited Lecture Series

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities together with the Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts of Adam Mickiewicz University in Kalisz have the honor to invite you to the fifth lecture in the "IAS Invited Lecture Series in Issues in Second Language Learning and Teaching"

prof. Ernesto Macaro (University of Oxford, UK)
Emesto Macaro is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Oxford in the Department of Education. His research focuses on second language learning strategies and on the interaction between teachers and learners in second language classrooms or in classrooms where English is the Medium of Instruction. He has published widely on these topics: Macaro, E. (2018) English Medium Instruction: Language and content in policy and practice. Oxford University Press, Macaro, E. (2019) Exploring the role of language in English Medium Instruction. International Journal of Bilingual Education And Bilingualism; Macaro, E. & Tian, L. & Chu, L. (2018) First and second language use in English Medium Instruction Contexts. Language Teaching Research, 1 -21, Macaro, E, & Akincioglu, M (2017). Turkish university students' perceptions about English Medium Instruction: exploring year group, gender and university type as variables. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. 2-25. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/20.1080/02434632.2017.2367358

Title: Ten important questions that English Medium Instruction research needs to answer

Date: 1st March 2022, Time: 5 p.m. CET,  Venue: MS Teams

Abstract: The exponential growth of English Medium Instruction (EMI) both in Higher globally has resulted in a similar growth of empirical research on the subject. Of necessity this research to date has been single institution-oriented and lacking a clear research agenda that a more established community of practice might have ensured. Moreover, the research agenda appears to have been appropriated by applied linguists which may mean that we are experiencing a somewhat one-sided perspective. In this talk I will identify and discuss ten important research questions that still, in my view, need answering and some research strategies that would make the research outcomes more convincing.