Multilingual Interaction in Higher Education

Multilingual Interaction in Educational Settings Higher Education in the Nordic countries is increasingly becoming internationalised. There is an increased need for (parallel) provision of English medium instruction and this poses challenges for staff and students alike.

However, internationalization of higher education is more than mere Anglicisation. Internationalisation is a complex and hybrid process that essentially and crucially involves interplay between many languages and cultures within the same institutional framework, often within the same speech event.

The participants will be introduced to a number of theoretically-grounded methods and techniques that can be adopted in the study of multilingual interaction at the international university. They will discuss the process of internationalisation of Higher Education which has gained momentum in the Nordic countries over the past 10 to 15 years.

The course highlights the linguistic and cultural diversity and hybridity which follows in the wake of university internationalisation, and discusses the extent to which this diversity can strengthen Higher Education in the Nordic countries.

Facts about the project
Project leader

Hartmut Haberland, Roskilde University, Denmark