SINGAPORE, 29 June 2021 — AppliedHE, the new Singapore-based higher education and branding agency, officially launched its AppliedHE ENGLISH-Ready Rating system today with the online publication of the first group of ENGLISH-Ready rated institutions.
The AppliedHE ENGLISH-Ready Rating is the world’s first international rating system for English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI). EMI is a growing trend in international higher education, whereby universities located in non-English speaking countries offer degree programs completely offered in English. These degree programs are attractive to international students and to local students seeking a more internationally-oriented educational experience.
The ENGLISH-Ready Rating fills an important gap by providing a global benchmark of the quality, extent and frequency of English-language use in programs that are officially English-taught. Sometimes the teaching of programs in English is incomplete, and students and faculty frequently use another language, or the programs are not really ready (yet) to receive international English-speaking students.
The first group of institutions to be rated are from Indonesia, Taiwan and Vietnam. The institutions underwent a rigorous evaluation which took into account the institutions’ official policies and the experiences of students and faculty. Overall, the quality, extent and frequency of English-language use at all institutions was of a very high standard. The rated institutions are:
- Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan
- Thu Dau Mot University, Vietnam
- Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, Indonesia
- Soegijapranata Catholic University, Indonesia