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May 16, 2013

Denmark | Third Level

Teaching in English creates problems for Danish universities

Teaching-English-in-Denmark"Danish universities are increasingly teaching in English in order to remain attractive to international researchers and students, but the development presents challenges for the teachers and students for whom English is a second language.

To address these challenges, a collection of Nordic researchers have been studying the effect of increasing English-language teaching on university education in their countries.

According to the researchers, one of the major problems is that while most students adapt to being taught in English within a year, the introduction of English often makes students more passive during lessons and less willing to communicate in a language that is not their mother tongue.

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Many universities and school education authorities all over the world have started understanding the need to consider English as a medium of teaching-learning, because it is being used as an international language from years. Therefore, it becomes a compulsion to learn English right from the school days.


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