7th ICLHE Conference 2021
The 7th ICLHE Conference will take place in Maastricht (Netherlands) in October 2022. ICLHE stands for Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education. We are pleased to open this website. All the necessary information about the conference, registration and more will appear here over the next few months. We look forward to welcoming you all to Maastricht University.
The focus of the 7th ICLHE Conference is not merely on teaching and learning through an additional language that have been the traditional staple of earlier Conferences. The intention in 2022 is to home in on the language that has become dominant in many spheres, i.e. English. The conference addresses the impact and consequences of this dominance, e.g. the impact on the classroom, the key actors involved, the university and society. English has become a central factor in the internationalization of universities. English-medium instruction or EMI, as it is commonly known, is seen by many as the means through which universities demonstrate the extent of their internationalization. EMI is perceived both as a sign of Englishization of higher education and as an opportunity for students and scholars in an ever-globalizing world.
The 7th Conference aims to delve into the effects of Englishization and EMI on other languages, on the nature of knowledge, on the status of a language as academic language, on the design and quality of teaching and learning, and on national and local cultural identity. It is important to reflect on the impact of EMI and Englishization in the past two or three decades, but also on its impact now and what the future might look like.