We have great pleasure in welcoming five internationally renowned scholars to give plenary and featured presentations at the Conference. Their research expertise ranges from literacy development in multilingual contexts, the role of English in globalization, medium of instruction policies in higher education, to national language planning at the macro level. Their contribution will offer insights and extend the discussion on medium of instruction policy and practice in higher education around the world.
Prof Jim CumminsUniversity of Toronto
From Compound and Coordinate Bilingualism to Multicompetence and Multiliteracies: Challenging Dogma or Embracing Heresies?
Prof Robert PhillipsonCopenhagen Business School
English, Panacea or Pandemic?
Prof Amy B M TsuiUniversity of Hong Kong
Internationalization of Higher Education and Linguistic Paradoxes
Prof Claus GnutzmannUniversity of Braunschweig
Language and Influence: How Neutral is English as a Lingua Franca?
Prof Vic WebbUniversity of Pretoria
English in Higher Education in South Africa: The Dilemma of the Minoritised