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English as a Medium of Instruction  Dublin

Course Overview

The English as a medium of instruction for HE lecturers course is designed to assist educators who work in tertiary level education and deliver their subject in English. 

Course Aims

The course will provide an overview of EMI and explore some of the concepts surrounding its main principles. You will implement these principles into some of your own materials and practice delivering these in small groups with the support and guidance of your tutor. You will work on some lesson materials personalized to your own teaching context which will be presented at the end of the week.

Who is this course suitable for?

Academic, lecturers and post-doctoral researchers working in Higher Education who are required to teach their subjects through the medium of English.

What is in this course?

The content of the course will explore key considerations when delivering your subject in English. You will then implement these concepts and approaches into your own teaching practice. Peer and tutor feedback will be on materials created will be ongoing through the course.

A Simple Timetable







9.00 – 11.00

Introduction and Needs Analysis +

Understanding the nature of EMI

Useful language for presenting ideas e.g. signposting and cohesion

Facilitating effective communication in groups / seminars e.g. using questions to guide students

Key principles in Material design and creation of templates

Participant Presentation with peer and trainer feedback


11.00 – 11.20

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

11.20 – 13.00

Challenges for lecturing for multilingual and multicultural audiences

The use of the voice in effective intercultural communication e.g. clarity, speed of delivery, intonation

Language for online communication e.g. writing emails

Material design workshop with personalised feedback and support from tutors

Assessment of Learning Review of Learning Objectives

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

14.00 – 16.30


Free Afternoon/ Social Programme

Cultural Awareness: Irish History and Politics

Free Afternoon/ Social Programme

Cultural Awareness: The Irish Third Level System

Free Afternoon/ Social Programme

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