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English as a Medium of Instruction

- Course Overview

English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) is an online course designed to introduce you to the theory and practice of teaching subject content in English. This course will help you re-develop your existing courses or create new ones that use English as the Medium of Instruction (EMI). Materials include engaging videos, practical readings, and opportunities for collaboration within the course and in your institutions. You will identify challenges that faculty and students encounter in EMI classes, and develop strategies for successfully helping students learn course content while simultaneously building or refining their English skills. Our aim is that students achieve highly in their academic subject and also become proficient in English to become bilingual professionals in a global world. Learning should become truly international, multi-lingual, multi-cultural and motivating.


-Learning Objectives and Learner Outcomes

​​By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the goals, key concepts, challenges, benefits, and current methods in teaching and assessing disciplinary content in English. 
  • Assess your own readiness and comfort with teaching your disciplinary content in English, leading to the creation of your own professional goals. 
  • Use effective approaches and techniques appropriate for non-native English speaking students in EMI courses. 
  • Develop yourself professionally in the field of EMI by participating in an international online learning community and preparing an action or training plan to share your new knowledge and skills with other EMI professionals in your local community.