The Role and Task of English Medium Instruction(EMI) for Educating Global Engineers

글로벌 공학인재 양성을 위한 영어강의의 역할과 과제

  • Han, Kyong-Hee (Innovation Center for Engineering Education, Yonsei Univ.) ;
  • Heo, Jun-Haeng (School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Yonsei Univ.) ;
  • Yun, Il-Gu (Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei Univ.)
  • 한경희 (연세대학교 공학교육혁신센터) ;
  • 허준행 (연세대학교 토목환경공학과) ;
  • 윤일구 (연세대학교 전기전자공학과)
  • Received : 2010.02.11
  • Accepted : 2010.03.24
  • Published : 2010.06.30


This article explores how we pursue and operate the English medium instruction(EMI) in engineering colleges so as to educate global engineers. Engineering students in the 21st century society need to have fundamental work in languages, cultural differences, and strategies for working with diverse colleagues. EMI is not sufficient for preparing our engineering students to cope with the changed environments in our globalized society. Based on the case study, we emphasize that EMI needs to be located in the context of global engineering education which demands our understanding of different cultures and communication practices. We also suggest some programs how we develop our EMI circumstances.


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