Mustafa Akıncıoğlu presented a paper titled “English medium Instruction at Universities: A Holistic Approach” during the Digital Transformation and Smart Systems (DTSS 2019) Conference to be held at METU on 23-25 October, in Ankara, Turkey. http://dtss.metu.edu.tr
Briefly, the DTSS 2019 Conference covers a variety of topics ranging from Artificial Intelligence to Block Chain, Sensor Technologies to Additive Manufacturing, Cloud Computing to Big Data, technology creates new ecosystems. In this context, DTSS Conferences aim to bring together researchers, practitioners and policy makers to exchange ideas and discuss the latest findings in the field. In his paper and presentation, he has proposed the concept of “English as a Code of Academic Instruction” (ECI) with proposing a new approach to EMI in the era of Industry 4.0. ECI has strong references to the Semiotic Theory of C. S. Peirce, Linguistic Relativity of Sapir & Whorf and Socio-Cultural Theory of Learning of Lev Vygotsky.