English as Academic Lingua Franca in Latin American Doctoral Education?

  • Natalia Ávila Reyes Faculty of Education of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Keywords: Languages, academic writing, lingua franca, Latin America

Abstract

While English requirements in higher education have increased worldwide, the language of instruction in Latin America tends to be Spanish or Portuguese. This article addresses the challenges that doctoral programs face when promoting both English as a means of academic participation and Spanish as a valid language for fostering regional scientific development.

Author Biography

Natalia Ávila Reyes, Faculty of Education of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Natalia Ávila Reyes is assistant professor and director of postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Education of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Email: naavila@uc.cl.

Published
2022-04-08
How to Cite
Ávila Reyes, N. (2022). English as Academic Lingua Franca in Latin American Doctoral Education?. International Higher Education, (110), 13-14. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14979
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Articles