- Aug 2, 2023
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Abstract of 5th-etconf
Proceedings of The 5th World Conference on Education and Teaching
Teachers’ and Students’ Perceptions of English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) – A case study of Chaoyang University of Technology
This paper attempts to examine how the teachers and students perceive English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) course at Chaoyang University of Technology (CYUT). It aims to understand teachers’ and students’ perceptions of EMI courses; the motivation and difficulties for teaching and learning EMI courses, EMI and language teachers’ collaboration, and the expectations of the EMI program. The questionnaire was distributed to 42 students who have taken EMI courses, and a semi-structured interview with 5 EMI teachers was conducted. The results show students’ motivations for taking EMI courses are interested in English, as part of the university’s curriculum, and the instructors’ teaching styles. Students agree the EMI course is helpful for further education and the improvement of English. Due to most students having different English proficiency levels, the problems that EMI teachers faced are the language and course progress. Most EMI teachers have made the necessary adjustments in EMI classes. From the student’s perspective, the significant problem is their English competence. Students suggest before registering for EMI courses, students should be streamed according to their English proficiency levels. In addition, most EMI teachers hardly had any experience working with language teachers. Furthermore, only half of the teachers want to work with a language teacher with the help of English speaking. The teachers expect the university can offer more EMI courses, but adequate support must be provided. Nevertheless, students do not expect to have more English courses including EMI. There is a discrepancy between teachers’ and students’ expectations towards EMI courses.
keywords: EMI, motivation, teaching difficulty, learning difficulty, perception