The University of Victoria (UVic), located on beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada, provides professional development programs to international instructors to enhance their teaching skills and revitalize the reputation of their schools. For the last two decades, instructors around the world have successfully completed our customized teacher-training programs.
English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) is a practical course that will provide high-quality skills training for instructors who are required to teach subject content in English, in their home countries.
Participants will learn on-site at UVic from experts in the field of education, applied linguistics, CLIL and TEFL. This program offers a stimulating, interactive teaching and learning environment in which education professionals develop their ability to communicate and teach more effectively in English, in six skill areas:
In addition to enhancing participants’ English skills, this program provides a strong professional development component. It presents participants with a variety of teaching methodologies, curriculum planning strategies and communicative/experiential classroom techniques, which will enable them to plan, design and develop effective lessons in English.
The EMI program can be customized to fit the schedules, interests and needs of the group. This includes:
- formal classroom instruction
- professional-development workshops, including visits to the University Library, Learning Commons, university class visits, Learning and Teaching Centre, etc.
- various socio-cultural events
- a safe and respectful English immersion context for the enhancement of language, cultural intelligence and educational leadership skills.