Language education for STEM and especially engineering presents opportunities for student recruitment and retention, for curricular and scholarly innovation, and for interdisciplinary initiatives. Therefore, this article is inspired by the relative paucity of resources on language education and intercultural studies for engineering and its potential for expansion. It presents a case study of the development of a global engineering program with study in France and explores transferability to other languages and institutions by offering a “how-to” guide. This article may serve as a vade mecum for curriculum and program developers since it includes the multilayered rationale for offering a GEP, a case study of application, fundamentals to consider upstream, and a checklist to operationalize an GEP. In conclusion, we draw core lessons and advice for programs and institutions.
Gueldry, Michel R.
"Developing Linguistic and Intercultural Competence through an International Engineering Program: Rationale, Procedures, Lessons Learned,"
Global Advances in Business and Communications Conference & Journal:
Vol. 9, Article 5.
Available at: https://commons.emich.edu/gabc/vol9/iss1/5