You are missing a note: English-medium instruction in music master classes

Yuanjun Dai, Zhiwei Wu

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A growing number of countries internationalise their curriculum by switching to English-medium Instruction (EMI). This strategy is particularly popular in China, where more and more universities offer English-medium courses to raise their international profile (Macaro et al., 2018). Sociolinguistic accounts have been reported on how EMI is perceived and enacted in China as a whole (Hu & Lei, 2014; Fang, 2018), or in particular disciplines, such as the humanities, business (Botha, 2014), medicine and surgery (Botha, 2016). However, relatively little attention has been given to EMI in China's music education, where English is used differently from the educational settings previously studied. In music education, instructors invariably use both verbal and non-verbal communication to explain and demonstrate a musical technique (Long et al., 2012).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-64
Number of pages7
JournalEnglish Today
Issue number1
Early online date19 Nov 2019
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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