STUDENTS' STRUGGLES WITH EMI IN KAZAKHSTAN, UNIVERSITIES


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Tajik M. A. , Akhmetova G. Y. , Fillipova L. N. , Shamatov D. A. , Zhunussova G. D.

OBRAZOVANIE I NAUKA-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.24, no.8, pp.95-115, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.17853/1994-5639-2022-8-95-115
  • Journal Name: OBRAZOVANIE I NAUKA-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-115
  • Keywords: challenges, graduate students, academic reading, academic writing, EMI, Kazakhstan, ENGLISH-MEDIUM INSTRUCTION, EDUCATION POLICY
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Introduction. Fascination with English medium instruction (EMI) is fast growing in higher education institutions in non-native English-speaking countries, including Kazakhstan. The Kazakhstani government adopted a trilingual education policy in 2007 and the Bologna Process in 2010. Both these initiatives motivated universities to offer academic programmes in the English language. As a result, EMI programmes are offered in over 70 higher education institutions across Kazakhstan. In addition, there are four major Kazakhstani universities which offer academic programmes in English only. Despite the increase in the number of EMI programmes, there is a lack of empirical evidence about the difficulties and challenges faced by students in the EMI programmes.