Cross-fertilisation, not bifurcation, of EMI and EAP

Galloway, N. and Rose, H. (2022) Cross-fertilisation, not bifurcation, of EMI and EAP. ELT Journal, 76(4), pp. 538-546. (doi: 10.1093/elt/ccac033)

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Abstract

The article responds to Wingate and Hakim’s paper, where they criticise English Medium Instruction (EMI) research for not drawing on research and practices from EAP. We concur that this cross-fertilisation of knowledge is beneficial for both fields but emphasise the breadth of the current EMI research agenda, which explores several issues beyond English language and academic preparedness. We also counter their claims of a lack of awareness by highlighting several examples of knowledge exchange, much of which has been driven by EMI scholars working within EAP contexts, and vice versa. Finally, we urge caution in recommendations to uncritically adopt EAP practices from Anglophone university settings into EMI settings, due to the complexities associated with EMI growth and provision, where the challenges raised are not necessarily identical. Overall, we agree with the authors that EAP and EMI have much to gain from each other in their shared endeavours and welcome their calls for future research collaboration.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Galloway, Dr Nicola
Authors: Galloway, N., and Rose, H.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:ELT Journal
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0951-0893
ISSN (Online):1477-4526
Published Online:09 September 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in ELT Journal 76(4): 538-546
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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