Bee Bond’s book 'Making Language Visible in the University' is published
The book focuses on the nexus of language, disciplinary content and knowledge communication, and Higher Education's current push for internationalisation.
Bee Bond is Associate Professor of English for Academic Purposes, and her research interests include language and policy, English for Academic Purposes, curriculum development, international student experiences through language, and content-led academic language teaching.
Making Language Visible in the University: English for Academic Purposes and Internationalisation
This book focuses on the nexus of language, disciplinary content and knowledge communication against the background of the economic, cultural and ideological forces of Higher Education's current push for internationalisation. It suggests the need for a greater synergy between language and content experts and argues that change needs to be implemented through policy rather than on an ad-hoc basis by individual teachers. It is a call to action for English for Academic Purposes practitioners to find a way out of the silo of their own centres and work to assert influence over the wider context in which they work. The book begins and ends in the practice of teaching, with a focus throughout on understanding the barriers and enablers to that practice within a particular context.