Teaching in higher education through the medium of English

Date: 10 June, 2013 - 14 June, 2013
Location: University of Southampton
Event type: Five Day residential course

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This is a five-day course designed for academics in universities across the world whose first language is not English and who are delivering degree programmes and presenting research through the medium of English.

Key areas to be covered during the course are :

  • Using English in the lecture theatre and the seminar room
  • Supporting the language needs of your international students
  • Giving papers and presentations at conferences
  • Raising your profile through English
  • Building your confidence to deliver through English

The course will consist of a dynamic mix of presentations, discussion, group work and individual support.  It will include an initial analysis of participants' needs so that course activities can be tailored, as far as possible, to individual requirements.

The course will be delivered by experienced members of the University's English Language Team working in the field of English as a medium of instruction (EMI).  The expertise of the team is wide-ranging across the fields of English language teaching and Applied linguistics.

Minimum entry requirements: good intermediate level of English (eg CEFR B2 or equivalent)

The University of Southampton has been creating and delivering bespoke courses for academics in English as a medium of instruction since 2007 and have taught a range of groups from all over the world.  Here is a selection of the excellent feedback that these courses have received :

"I am happy because I've learnt a lot"

"The staff members are very nice, very friendly and committed.  it has been an enjoyable experience"

"Very comfortable atmosphere with very friendly teachers"

Research and teaching in English language is a very strong part of Modern Languages at Southampton and we have well-established postgraduate and undergraduate language programmes. Our English-language research activity is diverse and we host both the Centre for Applied Language Research (http://www.southampton.ac.uk/calr/) and the Centre for Global Englishes (http://www.southampton.ac.uk/cge/).

The University of Southampton is one of the top 15 research universities in the UK and one of the top 100 universities in the world, with a global reputation for excellent research, teaching and learning.  Located on the south coast of England, Southampton is just over one hour from central London and has excellent connections to the rest of the UK and Europe by road, rail and air.

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  • There is a course fee of £1,175
  • This fee includes bed and breakfast hotel accommodation for 5 nights (Arrive Sunday to depart Friday inclusive) and a minimum of 25 hours class time
  • Cancellation charges will apply:  
  1. 90% refund of registration fee where cancellation is received in writing one month or more before the commencement of the course.
  2. 50% refund of registration fee where cancellation received in writing by Thursday 30 May 2013
  3. No refund will be given if cancellation is given from Friday 31 May 2013 onwards