Developing and Evaluating Quality Bilingual Practices in Higher Education

Edited by: Fernando D. Rubio-Alcalá, Do Coyle

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This book provides an overview and evaluation of the quality of bilingual education found in internationalised higher education institutions. Its authors focus on the multifaceted roles that language(s) play in these growing multilingual spaces and analyse and identify the many factors that account for quality multilingual degree programmes. The chapters cover themes such as language policy, quality assurance tools and indicators of quality and the authors approach issues of quality from very different and complementary perspectives, adopting for example, temporal, evaluative and developmental positioning, and taking micro, meso and macro level perspectives, while still keeping sight of the local realities, practices and possibilities. The contributions are written by authors working in Brazil, Finland, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK and have implications for researchers, education coordinators, practitioners and other stakeholders who are looking to design, launch and evaluate new programmes in any higher education context worldwide.

Fernando D. Rubio Alcalá is Head of Language Policy at the University of Huelva, Spain. His main research field is foreign language acquisition, with a particular focus on multilingualism in tertiary education and the influence of affective factors in foreign language teaching and learning.

Do Coyle is Professor of Language Education and Classroom Pedagogies at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Her specific research interests lie in plurilingual learning and cross-disciplinary networks, as well as professional learning in schools, visual learning (including the role of video conferencing and digital communication) and community sustainability through technological advancement. 

Emma Dafouz: Foreword: Quality in Multilingual Higher Education: From Supra-national Strategies to Institutional Realisations

Fernando D. Rubio-Alcalá & Do Coyle: Introduction

Chapter 1. Patrick Studer: Internationalization, Quality and Multilingualism in Higher Education: A Troublesome Relationship

Chapter 2. Inmaculada Fortanet: Building a Language Policy for Quality Multilingualism in Higher Education:  from Theory to Practice

Chapter 3. Kyria Finardi, Pat Moore and Felipe Guimaraes: Glocalisation and Internationalisation in University Language Policy-making

Chapter 4. Karin Båge and Jennifer Valcke: From EME to SDG. The Journey of a Medical University

Chapter 5. Víctor Pavón Vázquez: The Role of Languages in the Internationalisation of Higher Education: Institutional Challenges

Chapter 6. David Marsh and Wendy Díaz Pérez: A Key Development Indicator Matrix for Systemizing CLIL in Higher Education Environments

Chapter 7. Javier Ávila-López, Francisco Rubio-Cuenca and Rocío López-Lechuga: AGCEPESA Project: Designing a Tool to Measure Quality of Plurilingual Programs in Higher Education

Chapter 8. David Lasagabaster: Team Teaching: A Way to Boost the Quality of EMI Programmes?

Chapter 9. Maria Ellison: Understanding the Affective for Effective EMI in Higher Education

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