English as a Medium of Instruction for Academics
Equip yourself to teach in international contexts by increasing your English language skills and intercultural knowledge.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Explore aspects of research and practice in contemporary EMI across the world
Develop confidence in using English as a medium of instruction and become part of a community of practice in EMI
Compare the different contexts of use for EMI and reflect upon how this understanding fits with your own teaching context
Identify challenges in facilitating effective intercultural communication in a variety of contexts (lectures, seminars, writing etc) and explore how these may be addressed
Explore the role of the voice in effective intercultural communication
Identify appropriate language to facilitate effective communication in English and discuss the role of language in intercultural communication
Investigate how to promote successful communication in educational interactions
Who is the course for?
This short course has been created for non-native speakers of English, required to teach in HE through the medium of English. The ideas underpinning the course are based in the work of Professor Jennifer Jenkins and researchers at the Centre for Global Englishes.
Who developed the course?
Southampton is a place for ambitious people keen to stretch their intellectual abilities and help change the world.
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