Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

2018


What does the world expect of university graduates today?


Seminar held by the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation in conjunction with the Faculty of Linguistic Sciences and Foreign Literatures.

Prof. Amanda Murphy will lead a discussion with international experts on the current situation for graduates moving into the world of work. 

Thursday 8 November 2018
14.30-16.30

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Room 113, Via Morozzo Della Rocca 2/a, Milan

ALL WELCOME


Discussion with

  • Laura Howard, University of Cadiz, Past President of the European Association of International Education
  • Iona Huang, Senior Lecturer in International Business, Harper Adams University, UK

Moderated by Prof. Amanda Murphy, Faculty of Linguistic Sciences and Foreign Literatures, Director of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan
 




2nd International Symposium on English-medium Instruction


A symposium jointly offered by the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. 

The symposium was held at the University of Roma Tor Vergata, Via Columbia 2, Rome on Friday 25 May 2018.


International perspectives on English-medium instruction (EMI): from global to local

The worldwide expansion of English-medium instruction (EMI) now affects practically everyone who works with English in Italian universities—whether researchers, lecturers, students, tutors, teacher trainers, language teachers or policy makers and administrators-–and our one-day international symposium aims to be accessible to this wide audience. Talks on EMI in Europe, Asia and Italy will provide an overview of EMI around the world and two roundtable sessions will debate the many controversial issues that EMI has given rise to: how can the global spread of EMI coexist with multilingualism? Is EMI affecting the prestige of local languages? How does ELF language use affect learning in different disciplines? What criteria for quality control are there for EMI courses? What model of English do we need? What kind of research is needed to investigate EMI courses? Which methods work best?

Click here to see an aricle written by Hugo Bowles, University of Rome Tor Vergata, published in the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore on 14 May 2018, where he sets out the themes of English as a lingua franca and university language policies. The article is in Italian.

Scientific Committee


Beyza Bjorkman, Stockholm University; Hugo Bowles, University of Rome Tor Vergata; Francesca Costa, Università degli Studi di Bergamo; Chiara Degano, University of Rome Tor Vergata; Jagdish Kaur, University of Malaya; Amanda Murphy, CHEI, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Programme


Click here to see the programme.