Course Description

This course is 22.5 hours. It is recommended that students spend an average of 3 hours per week on this course work.

Competency in the English language in an EMI context can affect the level and quality of instruction. In this course, participants will learn and practice use of English language in designing and delivering lessons in an EMI context. This course develops CLIL pedagogical experience with hands-on activities.

Course Outline

  • Module 1 (2.5 hours): Simulated Lesson
  • Module 2 (5 hours): Teaching & Learning Methodologies
  • Module 3 (5 hours): Translanguaging
  • Module 4 (5 hours): Teaching Vocabulary in CLIL Contexts
  • Module 5 (5 hours): CLIL for Work and Professional Development

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of teaching and learning methodologies in an EMI context
  • Develop an awareness of appropriate instructional language
  • Incorporate content and language teaching strategies in lessons
  • Design and teach language-based content activities
  • Present a comprehensive instructional plan
  • Develop awareness of translanguaging and vocabulary development in a CLIL environment

Recommended For

Designed to support the implementation of English-medium instruction in primary, secondary or higher education school systems.

PDC-EMI is for educators in the following contexts:

  • Universities
  • School boards
  • Administrations
  • Government ministries of education

Minimum level of English language proficiency required:

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

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Language for Teaching in an EMI Context
Online - Asynchronous
Apr 01, 2021 to Mar 31, 2022
Total Learning Hours
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,200.00
Section Notes
This course is a self-paced asynchronous course. Participants can start and finish based on their own schedule.
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