Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)

Controversy behind Applying EMI (English as the Medium of Instruction) among EFL Students

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Anne Ratna S.
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Anne Ratna S.
Available Online November 2016.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.12How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Controversy; English as Medium Instruction (EMI); EFL speaking class
Abstract

This study attempts to figure out the factors which lead to controversy towards applying the rule of English as the Medium of Instruction (henceforth EMI) among EFL students. The study also aims to investigate the perspectives of EFL freshmen and EFL lecturers towards applying EMI in EFL class. The researcher collected the data through questionnaire and interview towards 40 students from four different years and 10 lecturers. Speaking class was chosen to be the sample where EMI was applied. The data, which were analyzed by using descriptive analysis, revealed that the factors which led to controversy towards the rule of EMI in EFL Speaking class were the benefits and the challengesof EMI. However, EMI program was also found to bring about the dilemma among students and lecturers who taught the subjects which required explanation in the mother tongue.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-322-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.12How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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