The “Multimodal Spiral”: Rethinking the Communication Curriculum at an English as a Medium of Instruction Institution
The rise of English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) threatens to upend traditional teaching and learning practices. Writing, speaking, and communication instruction will all need to evolve. This article presents a case study of one institution's efforts to design and implement a communication curriculum responsive to the unique demands of the EMI environment. The curriculum proposed enacts an interdisciplinary, multimodal approach to the teaching of communication. We discuss the specifics of the curriculum, the process of its creation, the principles underlying it, and how these principles play out in practice. In doing so, we hope to provide a model both for global communication instruction and future curricular design efforts.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication
Overstreet, Matthew; Carbonell, Curtis; and Akhmedjanova, Diana, "The “Multimodal Spiral”: Rethinking the Communication Curriculum at an English as a Medium of Instruction Institution" (2023). Kean Publications. 333.