4 Courses Required 90.00 Hours Required

This certificate will help you improve teaching and learning in an English-Medium Instruction (EMI) context by developing knowledge of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) theory and strategies. Through a variety of lectures, discussion, and hands-on activities, participants will develop a working knowledge of CLIL theories and learn to implement CLIL strategies for teaching and assessment. Participants will also improve their English language skills needed for teaching and managing the learning and teaching environment.

Who is the Program For?

It has been designed to meet the needs of universities, school boards, administrators and government ministries of education to support the implementation of English language instruction in their primary, secondary, or higher education school systems.

The certificate prepares instructors to adapt their language, teaching methodologies and assessment practices to account for both the content and language, in order to make their teaching more effective. This program is also relevant for researchers whose first language is not English, but who use English for research in an EMI environment internationally.

What is English-Medium Instruction?

An increasing number of universities and post-secondary institutions outside English-dominant countries deliver courses and degree programs via the English language. If English is not the dominant language in the country and/or is not the first language of most students and instructors, this is referred to as an English Medium of Instruction context.

For successful teaching and learning of university course material via English, teaching methodologies and assessment practices have to be adapted to account for both content and language. Importantly, teaching in an EMI context is not simply about translating lecture notes and assigning an English-language version of the marketing, engineering or history textbook that has always been used in that class.

Certificate Structure

The Certificate in English-Medium Instruction (EMI) is a modular certificate. Participants complete four compulsory courses to receive their Certificate from Dalhousie.

Total number of contact hours: 90. Each course consists of 22.5 hours of instruction.

What Are the Minimum Language Requirements?

  • IELTS:4.5-5.5
  • TOEFL iBT:53-78
  • CEFR B1
  • Cambridge B1 Preliminary

To apply for the certificate, just register and pay for the first course: CCE-DEAP0039-Introduction to CLIL in an EMI Context. You will automatically be added to the certificate. You will need to register and pay for the remaining courses when you decide to complete them.

For assistance or more information, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

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