Centre for European and International Studies Research

PhD profile

Ms Imene Medfouni

  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
  • Telephone:
  • Email: imene.medfouni@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Centre for European and International Studies Research
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Imene Medfouni received her MA in Applied Linguistics and TEFL on the methodologies of teaching and learning English as a foreign language; prior to which she received her BA in Linguistics from Larbi Ben M'Hidi University, Oum El Bouaghi, Algeria. She is currently a PhD student at the School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth. Her doctoral research project engages working on language policy and planning in former French colonies with a particular research emphasis on the status of English as a medium of instruction (henceforth EMI) in contemporary Algerian Higher Education.  She is particularly interested in exploring the Top-Bottom levels controlling language policy and planning, as well as classroom languages in higher education. Her major research focus centres around the multidimensional triangle:  policies, practises and attitudes towards the notion of EMI in higher education.



  • EMI, World Englishes, Language Policy and Planning, Multilingualism and Language Conflict.


  • Language Across Borders