[lg policy] Book: Multilingual Higher Education

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 26 17:05:59 UTC 2013

Forwarded From:  "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>

Beyond English Medium Orientations
Christa van der Walt (University of Stellenbosch)

Trailblazing in its challenge of the sole role of English in shaping
multilingual higher education, this book not only offers readers
practical information on structures and pedagogies being used in
multilingual higher education across the globe, but theorizes what it
all means in a context of widened access to universities and increased
transnational mobility. A comprehensive, well-written integration of
scholarship on multiliteracies, language planning, pedagogies, and
higher education that is bound to become a classic in its field.
Ofelia García, City University of New York, USA

This book argues that a multilingual approach to higher education is
imperative in an increasingly globalised education environment. Higher
education cannot afford a narrow focus on English language
proficiency; this book addresses the need to acknowledge other
languages explicitly in classroom instruction and in student learning
to improve student success, to widen access and to internationalise



Chapter 1: Theoretical orientation: the special place of higher education
Chapter 2: Linguistic diversity in higher education: official and
unofficial multilingual settings
Chapter 3: Managing the consequences of widened access and
transnational mobility: the development of multiliteracies
Chapter 4: Multilingual pedagogy in HE classrooms: approaches and techniques
Chapter 5: From mono to multi: New thinking about higher education

Christa van der Walt has been teaching in South African multilingual
environments for the past 25 years. Her experience includes secondary
schools and higher education institutions in privileged as well as
township contexts. The acknowledgement of other languages in the
classroom, and in English language classrooms in particular, has been
an important theme in her work since the late nineties. In the South
African context this stance is particularly important as a means to
widen access to higher education and to increase the status of
minoritised languages.

Bilingual Education & Bilingualism              April 2013      216pp
Hbk ISBN 9781847699190   £99.95 / US$159.95 / CAN$159.95 / €129.95
Pbk ISBN 9781847699183   £29.95 / US$39.95 / CAN$39.95 / €34.95

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