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With better academic teaching skills, your lecturers are more likely to be successful in teaching students whose first language is not English.

You can run Academic Teaching Excellence courses in higher education institutions in countries where English is not the main language spoken.

Your lecturers will benefit from:

  • trainers with higher education expertise
  • the flexibility of face-to-face or blended course delivery
  • intensive English speaking practice and review of advanced language skills
  • linguistic tools and teaching strategies to teach through the medium of English
  • feedback on micro-teaching sessions by each participant.

‘The course has helped me in identifying gaps in my teaching, to make my sessions more interactive and interesting and in engaging students in different activities.'

Academic Teaching Excellence participant

Academic Teaching Excellence modules

Modules are flexible and include:

  • contextualising EMI: skills and challenges 
  • lecturing styles and strategies 
  • observation & discussion of online lectures 
  • dealing with large groups 
  • student needs and participation 
  • communication in small seminars 
  • creating an interactive learning community 
  • supervisions and tutorials 
  • oral and written feedback strategies 
  • praise and correction
  • English language skills update 
  • micro-teaching sessions.

Building on our vision for the benefits of internationalised higher education, the Academic Teaching Excellence course gives your early and mid-career lecturers the skills they need to provide quality teaching through the medium of English in a competitive international market.

Contact us to find out more about running Academic Teaching Excellence at your higher education institution. We will be delighted to discuss options.

'It was a great course that I would recommend to all staff at the university who will or already are working with English as a medium of instruction students.'

Academic Teaching Excellence participant, Ljubljana, Slovenia