The English Mediated Instruction Summer School

Hosting Higher Education Institution:
Masaryk University
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Czech Republic
Monday, 22 July, 2024 to Friday, 26 July, 2024
Registration fee:
490 EUR
Fee reductions/waivers:
Maximum number of participants:
Deadline for applying:
Sunday, 9 June, 2024
Accommodation not provided
Contact person details:
Language Centre Summer School Team:

The English Mediated Instruction Summer School caters to teachers, lecturers, and academics who deliver degree programs to multicultural audiences using English as the medium of instruction. It is ideal for those who:

  • Seek ways to enhance their English proficiency.
  • Desire a deeper understanding of English as a medium of instruction.
  • Aim to stay current with developments in academic skills in English.
  • Wish to explore the creation of course materials in English.
  • Intend to reflect on and enhance their teaching practices.

The EMI Summer School workshops include topics such as:

  • teaching in university programmes delivered through the medium of English;
  • English for academic purposes skills;
  • oral academic communication;
  • academic writing;
  • assessment skills;
  • materials development;
  • intercultural communication.

This summer school is based on the need for insight into teaching and learning in a second language, given the internationalisation of higher education and the burgeoning use of English as lingua franca.

Targeting all teachers or lecturers typically with English as a second language – of programmes run in English for students with English as a second language – it consists of a series of participative seminars with activities to encourage reflective analysis on both professional practice and professional performance.

The content focuses on linguistic and paralinguistic elements of group communication, pedagogy, and the design of teaching and learning experiences. It also addresses strategies for comprehending and managing the additional layer of linguistic competence among students, encompassing differentiated teaching within a dynamic classroom setting. Anticipated outcomes for participants include the expansion of their educational toolkit, enhanced understanding of the learner experience, and an elevated contribution to the attainment of higher quality standards within the university sector.