Degree Name

MA in International Education

First Advisor

Karen Blanchard


This study examined the trend of non-English speaking universities offering classes taught in English, with a focus on European universities. Specifically, the question of why certain countries offer more classes of this type than others was explored with a focus on second-language acquisition and internationalization as possible reasons.

The study utilized quantitative research methods to search for universities attending the annual 2011 NAFSA conference in Vancouver, Canada offering these types of classes. Following this research, a qualitative survey was sent to a select number of universities to determine their reasoning for offering or not offering these types of classes.

The results of the research and the survey showed that the native language of the country of a university affects whether or not, or how many, English-medium classes are offered


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | International and Comparative Education