Proceedings of the 2016 3rd International Conference on Management, Education Technology and Sports Science (METSS 2016)

A Survey of Chinese Engineering Students' Attitudes toward EMI

Authors
Haiyun Gu, Lei Ren
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Haiyun Gu
Available Online November 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/metss-16.2016.35How to use a DOI?
Keywords
EMI, Chinese engineering education, students' attitudes.
Abstract
EMI (English as a Medium of instruction) has been officially promoted in Chinese universities for 15 years. This paper reports a survey of Chinese engineering students' attitudes toward EMI. It starts by presenting the necessity for engineering students to learn their major subjects in english. A group of 50 sophomores and 50 juniors, majoring in telecommunication engineering and electronic engineering, were surveyed using a 20-item questionnaire about their attitudes toward EMI. The analyses of results reveal that the participants quite agree with the importance of english as a working language and the promotion of EMI strategy in engineering education in Chinese universities, but they equally worry about their english proficiency might have negative effect on disciplinary learning. Finally, the paper suggests several specific measures to improve the efficiency of EMI policy in Chinese engineering education.
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Proceedings
2016 3rd International Conference on Management, Education Technology and Sports Science (METSS 2016)
Part of series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
November 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-248-0
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/metss-16.2016.35How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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