Available Online: 30 June 2022
Azarias, Ranec A.
Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College, Philippines (email@example.com)
Using English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) has gained attention in language and pedagogical researches. Reviewed literature revealed a dearth of studies on the use of EMI in industrial-technical education. In such light, this qualitative case study was conceptualized to identify the language needs of industrial-technical teachers in using EMI. Through analyses of the observation transcripts and related documents, the study revealed that the language needs (LNs) of the participants are questioning technique retooling, formulating questions with correct language mechanics, using praise words, using transitional markers, minimizing verbal fillers, giving feedback, giving instructions, constructing test items with correct language mechanics, and producing the sounds of [θ], [ð]and [ᴂ]. Finally, the study concludes that equipping industrial-technical teachers with pedagogical English language skills and knowledge is vital as they act as content teachers and language teachers. Hence, a continuous perusal of institutions’ faculty development programs should allow multi-disciplinary opportunities.
Keywords: English as Medium of Instruction, English language use, industrial-technical education, language needs, qualitative approach
Cite this article:
Azarias, R. A. (2022). Milieu of English language use in industrial-technical classrooms: Implication for intervention and policy formulation. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 11(12), 103-124. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2022.332