PANEL DISCUSSION: Current Problems in the Acquisition and Research of Language for Specific (Academic) Purposes
- Laimdota Ločmele (Centre for Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, University of Latvia)
English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) is a complex and steadily growing global phenomenon. EMI support provided to academics by language teachers and linguists is essential, however, successful members of today´s academic community are expected to excel in a whole range of extra-linguistic skills as well. Therefore, an effective EMI support should combine linguistic and extra-linguistic...
I. Introduction: the new descriptors of communication competence in CEFR CV 2018-2020
• reinforcing the concept of language learner as a social agent (Piccardo, 2012)
• static view of language competence (based on four skills of speaking, writing, listening and reading) replaced with the dynamic set of reception, production, interaction, mediation and sign language
• What does this mean...
For many years, in several academic contexts in the Netherlands and most recently in
the UK, I have done a lot of thinking about the position of language in academic learning
environments; its ‘situatedness’. I am interested in the ways in which language, and
choice of language, functions to enable or to block learning; to encourage or to limit
participation; to foster perceptions of...