Academic journal article Higher Learning Research Communications

Editorial

Academic journal article Higher Learning Research Communications

Editorial

Article excerpt

This Special Issue of Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC) is dedicated to research in content language integrated learning (CLIL) and English-medium instruction (EMI). A we make our way in the 21st century, higher education institutions are faced with multiple challenges as they try to prepare future professionals. Issues such as globalization and internationalization, technology, access to information, interculturality, and the like pose challenges for future generations. And, higher education institutions play a fundamental role in shaping how that future will look like.

In the face of multiculturalism and the communication barriers that are bound to happen, many countries and educational systems are incorporating English, not only as a means to facilitate contact among cultures, but as a means of instruction in itself. The groundwork laid down during the past decades by several researchers, such as David Marsh, has paved the way to promote multilingualism, not just by learning a language but also by using the second or foreign language as a content delivery method. …

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