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Along with global growth in the use of English for academic, research, and publication purposes, there has been a significant increase in the number of higher education institutions adopting English as a medium of instruction. The increased number of courses taught through English medium instruction (EMI) globally has led to calls within the EMI literature for increased academic language and literacy provision to support students and staff. However, some of the EMI literature has drawn little on English for Academic Purposes (EAP), which provides decades of research relevant to supporting students’ academic language and literacy development.
In this seminar, Angela Hakim will explore areas for which there is great potential for cross-fertilisation between the EMI and EAP literature and outline prospective future research directions.
Angela Hakim is a PhD candidate at King's College London in the School of Education, Communication and Society. She holds a BA in Politics and Russian Language, an MEd in TESOL and and MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching.
Before joining King's, she taught English for academic purposes and English as a second language in the UK, USA, Lebanon, Mexico and Russia. Angela's research interests include English for academic purposes, the teaching of writing in higher education, discipline-specific approaches to academic literacy instruction, and collaboration among EAP and discipline specialists in universities.
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