The course will enable you to identify and meet the challenges of implementing English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) within Higher Education contexts. As a course participant, you will have the opportunity to share challenges, experiences and ideas about your current and future EMI teaching practice, and explore practical solutions in each content area below.

You will develop your own use and awareness of English, with an emphasis on use of academic language and oral skills, and will advance your knowledge and understanding of EMI by planning developmental actions for immediate and future implementation.


" The instruction is clear; the pace is good; the materials can be adapted for non-EMI teaching. "

Participant - 2021

Is this course for you?

Location: Online
Teachers and lecturers who are engaged in the delivery of subjects across the Higher Education curriculum through the medium of English.
Language Level: B1 or higher
Course dates: 19 September - 23 November 2022
NILE Certificate
Option for Trinity CertTP
Course Length: 8 weeks
Course fees:
Course fee: £495
Trinity CertPT qualification (optional): £250/€300
Minimum age: 18
Max class size: 16
Tutor-led and highly interactive
Live and asynchronous eLearning platforms
Specialist ELT eLibrary
Accredited by AQUEDUTO

Course content

What is EMI? What are the challenges?
Activities for activating students in EMI
Guiding understanding in EMI
Presentation skills and lecturing in EMI
Encouraging students to speak
Formative assessment for EMI
Questioning techniques
Giving feedback to students
Language support for students
Developing reading and writing skills
Further professional development
Micro-teaching and mini-lectures


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" The materials were very much designed to be tools that could be immediately relevant and useful to instructors. "

Participant - 2021

Further Information

NILE Online courses are highly interactive and learning takes place through varied and engaging multimedia content and the collaboration between participants from different contexts. All participants work on the same unit in the same week but there is a high level of flexibility within that time period to help you fit studying around your life and work. The interaction via forums and the other powerful digital tools built into the platform help and encourage you to share ideas, ask questions, explore concepts and build up a community.

You need a computer, a headset (with microphone) and an Internet connection. Much of the course can be done on a mobile device, but a computer is needed for certain activities and tasks.

All participants have access to NILE’s extensive ELT eLibrary and an innovative social and cultural programme.

Course Leader

Dr. Jason Skeet

Dr. Jason Skeet is responsible for leading on and coordinating all academic aspects of the NILE MA in Professional Development for Language Education. Jason has worked as a consultant and trainer in CLIL at Utrecht University providing advice and training for bilingual schools throughout The Netherlands. He has also taught on the university's UTEACH Master's Programme for bilingual and international school teachers. Before that he worked for seven years as a teacher at a bilingual secondary school.

Available dates:

Course dates Location Course length
19 September - 23 November 2022 Online 8 weeks
19 September - 23 November 2022 with Trinity CertPT Online 8 weeks