ROAD-MAPPING English Medium Education in the Internationalised University

by Emma Dafouz & Ute Smit

Dafouz, E., & Smit, U. (2020). ROAD-MAPPING English Medium Education in the Internationalised University. Palgrave Macmillan.


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  • Foregrounds the importance of language issues in HE at a time of internationalisation
  • Argues that a conceptual framework is needed to allow for interdisciplinary, multi-sited analyses
  • Develops such a framework by drawing on sociolinguistic and applied linguistic tenets
  • Applies a framework to applied linguistic research and policies and teacher education programmes

This book is the first to offer a conceptual framework of English-medium education that can be used across different international higher education (HE) contexts. It provides readers with an understanding of the complexities, possibilities and challenges that this phenomenon raises in the 21st century. Making the case for the pressing need for an overarching conceptualisation, the authors discuss, from a theoretical point of view, the recently introduced ROAD-MAPPING framework for ‘English Medium Education in Multilingual University Settings’ (EMEMUS). Drawing on current research and examples from a variety of settings, the book makes a strong case for the applicability of the framework in two important directions: as a methodological tool for researching educational practices and as an analytical guide to examine policies and teacher education programmes.



Ute Smit is a professor of English Linguistics at the Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna.

Emma Dafouz is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of English Studies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid.