Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Lingua Franca

Lingua Franca

English has taken off as a global language in higher education — as a ‘medium of instruction,’ not just a foreign language in those countries where English is not the first language, says a report released Tuesday evening here. But in many countries and at many institutions, key issues related to the expanded use of English have not been defined or, in some cases, even discussed.”

The British Council report, English as a medium of instruction – a growing global phenomenon: phase 1 Interim report April 2014, may be found @

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