English Language Training for International Faculty

English language training for international educators can be defined as professional development conducted by English language professionals (trainers) to improve the English language skills of non-native English-speaking educators (trainees). The trainers commonly come from higher education institutions, nonprofit or for-profit organizations, or government entities. The trainees are commonly non-native English-speaking faculty from institutions in countries where the national language is not English.

Internationalization and the rise of importance in English language as a global language has increased the prevalence of and demand for English in higher education worldwide. Many higher education institutions have adopted English as the medium of instruction (EMI) to support internationalization efforts, recruit international students, and support students’ need to be competitive in the world market. Proficiency in English is seen as a ...

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