Policy makers should consider alternatives to the exclusive use of English when devising English-taught programs, in favour of a bilingual approach that includes the students’ first language, a white paper released by Oxford University Press argues.
There has been a huge surge in the number of English-taught bachelor’s available in Europe, according to recent research, with the number of these degrees at HEIs in the continent up fifty-fold since 2009.
Discussions at EAIE last week revealed English medium instruction may be helping Asian universities improve their rankings, but students and professors alike say it's not always an improvement to learning and teaching methods.
Over 60 per cent of HE institutions in the Nordic region are offering Bachelor’s or Master’s programmes taught entirely in English. This is compared to 32% offering the same in 2007, a new report has uncovered by the Academic Cooperation Association.