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Title: University lecturers' experiences of teaching in English in an international classroom
Authors: 陳彩虹
Rainbow, Tsai-Hung Chen
Contributors: 外文中心
Date: 2019-01
Issue Date: 2021-06-11 09:40:59 (UTC+8)
Abstract: Demand for English-taught courses (ETCs) is growing exponentially in non-English speaking universities. These courses require new teaching competences of lecturers, most obviously English language proficiency and intercultural skills. Given the high workloads academics are currently burdened with, it can be expected that this form of teaching is presenting them with a considerable challenge. Despite this, little is known about their ETC teaching experiences. This study addressed this issue by examining and comparing beginning and experienced ETC lecturers’ perspectives on their practices. The study was conducted at a university in Taiwan. Ten academics were interviewed in-depth, some two to three times over a two-year period. The study found the two groups’ experiences were polar opposites. This paper argues an awareness of English as a lingua franca accompanied by student-centered teacher concerns led to the senior cohort’s positive ETC teaching experiences, while a lack thereof gave rise to the beginning lecturers’ unfavorable experiences.
Relation: Teaching in Higher Education, Vol.24, No.8, pp.987-999
Data Type: article
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