Welcome to ICLHE

The ICLHE is the association for expertise, networking and resources in the integration of content and language in higher education. The aim of the ICLHE association is to promote exchange of opinions, experiences, initiatives and research concerning the interface between content and language in higher education.

ICLHE is open to people in universities and institutes of higher education with an interest in content and language, including people concerned with teaching and learning through a second language, and teaching and learning through a national language to people of migrant or ethnic communities.

ICLHE also welcomes policymakers and researchers in international bodies and professional societies, publishers, representatives of national and international authorities, and others with an interest in the integration of content and language in higher education.

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International Conference on Quality of Bilinguals Programs in Higher Education


This conference takes place in Huelva, Spain, from 10 to 12 May 2018. It addresses all topics related to quality on bilingual programs in Higher Education, such as educational policies, methodological procedures, language requirements, teacher training and support, etc.

We are delighted to have the following keynote speakers:
DAVID MARSH (University of Jyváskylä, Finland)
DO COYLE (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
VÍCTOR PAVÓN (Universidad de Córdoba, Spain)
EMMA DAFOUZ MILNE (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
DAVID LASAGABASTER (Universidad del País Vasco, Spain)
More information on the website.

English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education Policy, Challenges and Outcomes

Annette Bradford and Howard Brown have edited a new book on EMI in Japan.

This book examines English-medium instruction (EMI) in Japanese higher education, situating it within Japan’s current policy context and examining the experiences of its stakeholders.

Scholars and practitioners look at EMI from perspectives that include policy planning, program design, marketing and classroom practice.

Purchase your copy here.

The new ICLHE book is out!

The ICLHE’s latest publication offers a collection of original papers showing how Higher education institutions have coped with changing the language of instruction. It points out that Higher education institutions have undergone radical change in the past decades; of which the shift to English-medium instruction, as well as bi- or plurilingual programmes, is one notable example. The papers comprise new research on teaching and learning through an additional language, and its impact on professional development for university teachers, programme and course development, as well as quality assurance. The articles span different international contexts, and provide education developers, university teachers, educational administrators, language experts, and others, with global perspectives on the professional practices of university teachers.


Call for 6th ICLHE conference 2019

The ICLHE Board invites expressions of interest to host the 6th ICLHE Conference in the autumn of 2019. If you and your institution are interested in hosting the ICLHE 2019 Conference, please submit your expression of interest, containing the following:

  • The site (local infrastructure and travel connections): what makes the host institution and location attractive for ICLHE?
  • The organization team (the person(s) in charge, their experience in running conferences, familiarity with ICLHE)
  • A proposed date

Expression of interest should be sent in electronic form to ICLHE by 6th September 2017, with subject line: “Conference 2019”. Feel free to attach any documents that can support your application.

Institutions wishing to make a bid should be able to provide the usual facilities to run a conference for up to 150 delegates including both plenary sessions and parallel streams.

The ICLHE Board will discuss the proposals immediately after the submission date in September. Short-listed candidates will be asked to present their application and supporting documentation during the Annual General Meeting of ICLHE on 5th October 2017 in Copenhagen.

Supporting documentation should not exceed ten A4 pages in length but may include, as appendices, brochures or other printed material concerning the venue and conference facilities, if these are available, as well as links to websites. Bids will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Previous commitment to ICLHE
  • Cost / Budget / Funding
  • Academic reputation
  • Transport and accessibility
  • Facilities
  • Maintaining a balance between different countries
  • Experience of the organization in hosting international conferences

The ICLHE Board is happy to answer questions concerning all the criteria and the procedure and will offer support to the conference organisers.

Further information can be found Call for ICLHE 2019.

ICLHE 2017 in Copenhagen

The 5th ICLHE conference will take place in Copenhagen from 4th October to 7th October 2017. The conference website is where you will find all the information you need about the conference.

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