Journée de travail • English Teachers' TMI Workshop

Theme: "English as a Medium of Instruction" Thursday 30th March from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Paris Business School, 59 rue Nationale, 75013 Paris

English Teachers Workshop 30/03/2017  •  UPLEGESS WORKSHOP

English as a Medium of Instruction

Thursday 30th March from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Paris Business School,
Room R35 ground floor
59 Rue Nationale , 75013 Paris, - metro Olympiades,
(with the possibility of prolonging the discussion over lunch).

English as a Medium of Instruction
“The use of the English language to teach academic subjects in countries or jurisdictions where the first language (L1) of the majority of the population is not English”[1] is currently being promoted, rejected, refined, redefined and sometimes even reversed.

This workshop, while briefly mapping the shape of EMI in our institutions today, will answer theoretical questions such as:

  • What is English-Medium Instruction (EMI)? How does it differ from content and language integrated learning (CLIL) with its double objective of both content and language enhancement?
  • How does EMI differ from English for Academic Purposes (EAP) or indeed English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in the local context of our schools?
  • Is EMI being introduced solely “top down” by policy makers or is there a real demand from students and researchers?
  • What are the different forms of EMI being adopted?
  • What levels of English proficiency enable EMI teachers to provide quality instruction in monolingual and multilingual contexts?
  • Does teacher “caretaker language” result in a “dumbing” down of content?

This workshop will also examine how EMI is being/ could be implemented or enhanced in our institutions by examining the following questions:

  • What kind of interdisciplinary collaboration is possible between content and language teachers?
  • What three-way collaboration could there be with those decision makerswith little experience in language teaching?
  • What administrative infrastructure and support is needed?
  • What content-related support could be made available for language specialists?
  • What language or study skillssupport could be offered to students?
  • What language/pedagogical/intercultural supportcould we as language specialists offer to help colleagues prepare, implement and assess their courses in English?
  • How can ESP teachers support disciplinary teachers in EMI contexts
  • What professional development or training can be put in place to support EMI teaching?

If you would like to contribute and/or participate in this workshop please fill in the doodle below before March 20th 2017.

Brendan Keenan 
English Coordinator UPLEGESS


30 mars 2017, 9h:30  -  12h:30
59 rue Nationale
Paris School of Business • PSB
75013, Paris

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