By R.L.G. THE world’s elite speaks English, so universities around the world are not only teaching English, but increasingly, teaching in English. A new report from the British Council and Oxford University’s department of education highlights the trend and unsurprisingly finds that English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) is on the rise at all levels of education. But it is most pronounced at the post-secondary level. 
Those who want to study in English (outside the English-speaking world) have many options. There are traditional foreign-founded universities like the American University in Cairo, as well as modern, local universities and colleges like the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia or ESMT, a business school in Berlin.  A growing third option are the satellites of American universities, whether the University of Florida’s campus in Panama or New York University’s in Abu Dhabi. More...