Building agency in the EMI context through integrated discussion: Successes & challenges

Scheduling Details
Presentation Date
Thu, September 06, 1:30 pm
Final Time
2:00 pm
Presentation Room
Presentation Format
Short paper (30 minutes)
Presenter Details
Malcolm Sim (Akita International University); Joe Sykes (Akita International University)
Japanese EAP students face significant hurdles as the world around them contracts, but the demands they face loom larger than ever. This presentation outlines an effort to aid these students on their journey through taking part in an integrated academic discussion program with returnee and international students. This small trial uncovered both positive findings and sobering challenges that may prove very informative to those engaged in preparatory EAP programs in Japan; especially those connected with EMI curriculums featuring multicultural student populations.
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