Call for Chapters: English-Medium Instruction in Japan

A call for chapters has been issued for an edited collection focussing on English Medium Instruction (EMI) in Japanese higher education. The book, to be edited by Howard Brown (University of Niigata), aims to generate “a picture of EMI in Japan, its development, its current situation and its future”, by looking into topics such as “how and why EMI is being implemented, the critical issues affecting that implementation and the roles of government, universities, faculty and students”.

Proposals are invited for the main book chapters (5,000-7,000 words, exclusive of references), which will focus on the following topics:

  • the context and current situation of EMI in Japan
  • issues with EMI faculty
  • issues with EMI students
  • the relationship between EMI and language teaching & learning
  • EMI as part of the internationalization of higher education
  • the social & political implications of EMI
  • EMI program outcomes
  • government policy concerning EMI
  • the future of EMI
  • towards a possible research agenda for EMI in Japan

In addition, proposals are invited for shorter chapters (3,000-5,000 words, exclusive of references), containing descriptive case studies of how EMI is being implemented in higher education contexts in Japan. These chapters will likely describe the institutional context, rationales for and drivers of the EMI program, a description of how the EMI program was originally developed and how it has evolved / developed over time, the program structure, critical issues the program faced or is facing, and a vision of the future of the program.

Proposals (one A4 page max.) should be sent as an MS-Word file attachment to emisubmissions[at]gmail[dot]com. Each file should indicate the lead author’s family name (e.g., Brown_EMI_Chapter.docx). Authors are reminded to include contact information and, in the case of co-authored papers, an indication of who the lead author is.

Publication Timeframe

Notification of Acceptance: 20th April 2015
Submission of Full Chapter: 31st October 2015
Review Results Returned: 30th January 2016
Submission of Final Revisions: 29th February 2016

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