The English language skills of students are increasingly under the spotlight due to the monumental impact of globalisation on the higher education sector.
English Language Standards in Higher Education provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges of teaching students for whom English is an additional language.
The book provides a comprehensive analysis of English language challenges in higher education, offers a framework for institutional and pedagogical planning, with practical advice and suggestions, whilst synthesising current research in English language standards to offer new approaches to addressing a challenge facing many higher education practitioners.
The underpinning principal of the book is English is the medium of instruction and English language acquisition is central to academic success, and that this requires continuous and systematic development throughout the course of study. The authors are unwavering in this conviction and offer a variety of constructive approaches, acknowledging that there is no 'one-size-fits-all' approach to developing English language proficiency in higher education.
The focus of this book and the evidence-based suggestions it provides will strongly resonate in countries where English is the main language of communication, as well as in countries where English is used as the medium of instruction in higher education.