Joyce Kling


Joyce Kling is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use at the University of Copenhagen. Her research interests include English-medium instruction (EMI), teacher cognition research, language assessment, ESP, and higher education language policy. She has authored several articles on EMI and language assessment. She is actively involved in international education and teacher training, and has presented and conducted workshops across Europe over the past 20 years. She was the founding director of The Language Center at Copenhagen Business School from 1997-2009. She has been an active member of TESOL, having served on several standing committees, as well as the Board of Directors from 2006-2009. She is also actively involved in ICLHE – the Association for Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education.



“I Don’t Teach Language” – The NNS Lecturer & EMI

Teaching through English as the medium of instruction (EMI) often requires experienced lecturers to venture into unchartered territory. While confident in the teaching of disciplinary content, these NNS EMI lecturers find themselves needing to develop both linguistic and pedagogic competence to address the academic literacy needs of their students in the international classroom. In this presentation, I will address the need for NNS EMI lecturers to develop minimum competence skills for EMI and discuss the lecturers’ changing roles.