Teaching the International Classroom : Language and Pedagogy in Action
Online seminar from 2 March to 3 April 5-week online training programme (2 hours per week) + one-day event (optional)
In a global context of interculturality and international mobility, with exchange programmes being on the rise, academics will, more likely than ever before, be able to teach to a variety of international students from diverse cultural backgrounds. English has become the lingua franca in scientific research, literature and conferences. Will it become the language of instruction in higher education?
In this five-week online training programme, we will work on different aspects of teaching in English, debunking the myths usually associated with EMI (English Medium of Instruction) and reflecting on the concerns or challenges that you might have as a future teaching academic. We will also look at practical tips on how to better prepare for your classes in English and make it a positive experience for both you and your students. Participants are expected to be actively involved in the online activities and forum discussions. Personalised feedback will be provided throughout by the course leaders who will facilitate the exchanges.
As part of a final exercise, participants will be given the opportunity to teach a class in one of the partner universities, in collaboration with more experienced lecturers or academics.
The programme will provide a relaxed and safe environment in which to practise your language skills and share ideas with your peers.