ICLHE Board

Chair

BobRobert Wilkinson, Maastricht University, Netherlands.
I have been working at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, since 1984. An applied linguist, I was a member of the team under Prof. Geert Hofstede that started the first complete English-medium degree programme in the mid-1980s. Successful experience with this degree led to my involvement in the design and implementation of many other programmes in a wide range of disciplines, with a focus on language competences and instructional design to facilitate the learning of both content and language. The experience of Maastricht University stimulated me to publish on the process of instructional change from Dutch-medium to bilingual instruction to English-medium.  In 2003, I initiated the ICLHE conference series, which has eventually led to the ICLHE Association and a series of publications. Since entering phased retirement, I have continued to work for Maastricht University and others, and pursued various research projects on aspects of ICLHE and English-medium instruction.

Secretary

KevinKevin Haines, University of Groningen, Netherlands.
I am senior curriculum developer on the University of Groningen’s International Classroom project team. I am also academic coordinator of the EQUiiP Erasmus+ project, a partnership of universities from seven European countries. I have worked in international Higher Education programmes in the Netherlands since 1992, and specialise in guiding teachers and students in small group settings in English Medium Instruction (EMI).

Treasurer

UteUte Smit, University of Vienna, Aistria.
I am an Associate Professor at the Department of English Studies, University of Vienna, Austria. My main research interest lies in English (as medium of instruction) in (higher) education from the perspectives of CLIL/ICL, English as a lingua franca, classroom discourse, participant beliefs and language policy research. My publications include “Conceptualising Integration in CLIL and Multilingual Education” (Multilingual Matters, 2016), “English as a Lingua Franca in Higher Education” (de Gruyter, 2010), and “Language Use and Language Learning in CLIL Classrooms” (Benjamins, 2010).

 Other Board members

JoyceJoyce Kling, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use (CIP) at the University of Copenhagen, working primarily with English medium instruction (EMI) and the international classroom. My research and teaching focus on the assessment and training of lecturers for EMI, as well as providing support for both staff and students across the curriculum for the challenges of teaching and learning through a foreign language in higher education.

Patrick Studer, ZHAW, Switzerland.
I am a university researcher, lecturer and teacher trainer at ZHAW, Switzerland. I teach applied linguistics to undergraduate and graduate students at the School of Applied Linguistics in Winterthur. In my research I focus on language sociological questions, especially on foreign (i.e. English) language use and competence in higher education.

Inma

Inmaculada Fortanet-Gomez, University Jaume I, Spain.
I am a Professor at the Department of English Studies, Universitat Jaume I, Castelló, Spain. Thanks to my position as Vice-rector for Internationalisation, Cooperation and Multilingualism, I have been able to design and apply a Plan for Multilingualism at my university, as well as participate in several fora related to language policy. My research focuses on academic multimodal discourse analysis, and integrated content and language in higher education, as well as language policy research in multilingual contexts. Among my publications I would like to highlight “ESP in European Higher Education. Integrating language and content”, co-edited with Ch. Räisänen (John Benjamins, 2008), and “CLIL in Higher Education. Towards a Multilingual Language Policy” (Multilingual Matters, 2013).

jennifer_valcke_startartikel.jpgJennifer Valcke, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
I am an Educational Developer and Senior Lecturer for the Unit for Medical Education (UME). My role includes teaching, training and advising on issues related to intercultural/international education, English-Medium Instruction (EMI) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). I provide support and prepare teaching staff for the challenges of the multilingual and multicultural learning space.

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