Document Type

Project

Publication Date

6-2018

Keywords

primary English education, secondary English education, junior high school English education, English as medium of instruction

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the the impact of the 2017 Western Washington University and National Taiwan Normal University Cloud Project on the Taiwanese participants’ use of English as the medium of instruction in their primary and secondary English classrooms, as well as their teaching practices over the course of the program . The participants were surveyed via Qualtrics, and data analysis was undertaken qualitatively using a combination of postcoding categories to identify common elements among the responses to open-ended survey questions. The majority cited an increase in English use in the classroom as a result of the Cloud Project. Similar to previous studies, the teachers found improved listening and speaking skills, increased confidence and motivation, improved pronunciation, and improved writing skills in their students. Participants also described instances in which they found code-switching to be helpful, such as when giving instructions, explaining grammar, or managing the classroom. Based on the results, implementation of EMI in primary and secondary English classrooms can help to eliminate the English achievement gap between rural and urban areas in Taiwan.

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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