About this course

English as the Medium of Instruction

Our Academic Teaching Excellence (ATE) training course has been developed to help academic staff who teach through the medium of English. The number of degree courses in Europe taught in English has increased rapidly in recent years and often neither teachers nor students are native-speakers of English, resulting in frustration on both sides.

ATE has been specifically designed to improve the effectiveness of communication in class and thereby improve the overall quality of academic teaching. It has been developed in close co-operation with the University of Oxford and draws on the latest research in the field of English as Medium of Instruction (EMI).

The course is taught by experienced teaching staff, who have received special training at Oxford University in teaching ATE.

Course content

ATE has been designed to help improve the quality of lecturer-student communication in class by giving teachers the tools to deliver more confident and effective teaching in English.

Participants will be introduced to the principles of teaching through the medium of English. On the basis of these insights into English as Medium of Instruction (EMI), they will then analyse and review their current teaching practices and, through intensive speaking practice, acquire advanced language skills.

The course will address the whole spectrum of teaching situations in which good communication is crucial, and each participant will receive individual feedback and personalised suggestions on how to improve their performance.

Delivery options & course fee

Delivery options

For your convenience we can bring the ATE course to your institution. We can offer the course in the teaching environment your staff is used to, either as a week-long seminar (35 hours) or, alternatively, in blocks spread over a period that fits the availability of your teaching staff, without any additional costs for staff travel or accommodation.

A maximum of 14 participants from all disciplines can take part in a single ATE course.

Course fee

Course fees for courses taught at your institution are fixed for a group of up to 14 participants.

Please contact us for details.