On this EMI-webinar page, researchers and practitioners introduce their current research into English Medium Instruction in their own context by uploading recorded presentations or livestreaming actual seminars. The purpose of this webinar series is to promote knowledge exchange across the world. We try to lay the groundwork for future research collaboration and our ultimate goal is to co-conduct comaprative research, beyond the national boundaries, into the implementation of EMI in different countries.
If you are interested in giving a webinar on your own research, please get in touch with Sho Shimoyamada at [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Sho is a Project Researcher at The University of Tokyo, where he runs a university-wide internationalisation initiative Professional and Global Educators’ Community (PAGE). As PAGE’s core mission, Sho teaches English-Medium Instruction to postgraduate students, postdocs and early-career assistant professors. He has developed UTokyo English Academia, a Massive Open Online Course on academic English (https://utokyo-ea.com/). His current research interest includes blended learning, flipped classroom, development of rubrics and peer-assessment. His background is leisure studies, and his career transition stimulates him to consider the power and hegemonic status of the English language in academia.
Dr. Mahboubeh Rakhshandehroo
Mahboubeh Rakhshandehroo obtained her Master’s degree from the Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University in 2016, and her PhD in 2019. She is currently a part-time lecturer of Faculty Development (FD) Program at Kansai University. Her research focuses on English-Medium Instruction (EMI) support at Japanese universities.
Doctoral webinar coordinator
Natsuno is a DPhil candidate in Applied Linguistics at the University of Oxford. Prior to coming to Oxford, Natsuno taught Japanese and English in universities in the U.S. and Japan for four years. Her current research focuses on Japanese students’ attitudes toward English as a global language and questionnaire development. She presented her research in the U.S., the U.K. and Japan.