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The global imperialism of English: impacts on science and knowledge

November 29, 2013

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“-A gulf of mutual incomprehension: increasingly higher education institutions in non-Anglophone countries offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in English. This is largely driven by the global economy of higher education. Universities can make a lot of cash by attracting foreign students who don’t master the local language. This means that teachers and professors are having to construct courses and deliver them in a language that is not their own, and non-native English speaking students are being taught by other non-native English speakers… What are the implications of this for teaching quality? How is understanding and excellence achieved if everyone is linguistically disabled?”

[via @alexandreafonso]

Manuel J. Matos‘s insight:

Something to think about …

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