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Constructing English Medium indicators in the shipping courses of Taiwan's higher education

  English is a common language in the global maritime industry and many countries are now moving towards the use of English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) to deliver their courses. Such a medium increases students’ proficiency in the common language used and also allows institutions to recruit students from different parts of the world. Yet, delivering such instruction using EMI is not without its challenges. This paper uses a fuzzy AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) to identify key indicators influencing English Medium Instruction (EMI) in the maritime courses of Taiwan’s Higher Education. Based on literature reviews and expert interviews, an evaluation model with four indicators and thirteen sub-indicators is developed. Questionnaire participants include three groups: university English teachers, university maritime teachers, and maritime practitioners. The results of empirical survey could provide valuable references (e.g. curriculum adjustment) for EMI design in the university.

  • Type:

    Conference Paper (unpublished)

  • Date:

    22 May 2017

  • Publication Status:

    Unpublished

  • Library of Congress:

    LB2300 Higher Education

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    378 Higher education

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Tseng, P., Richards, K. & Pilcher, N. (2017, May). Constructing English Medium indicators in the shipping courses of Taiwan's higher education. Paper presented at 9th International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports, Hong Kong

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Keywords

English, Medium of Instruction, fuzzy AHP, Analytic Hierarchy Process,

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