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EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) Intensive Course

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EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) Intensive Course

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The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid is pleased to invite you to join its EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) Intensive Course.

This tried and tested training week, which is highly practical, was developed as part of the university’s effort to support lecturers and academics in their transitions towards EMI.  

As such, it has successfully guided over 300 participants in the development of their English teaching and the course is now welcoming professionals from other higher education institutions

Registration until 19/06/2023 

What past participants have said:

‘Great opportunity to meet academics from outside your discipline and reflect on teaching.’

‘Loved the microteaching experience. The feedback I’ve received has been incredibly useful.’

‘I feel energized, more fluent and well-equipped to face my upcoming classes!’

‘This course has revolutionized my teaching, not only in English but Spanish as well.


  • Improving English language skills for EMI
  • Adapting pedagogical practice for EMI
  • Improving teacher confidence through collaboration, reflection, and practice


  • To be able to reflect on and address the theoretical principles and methodological challenges of EMI in a university context.
  • To be able to address the language demands of EMI.
  • To be able to discuss, practice, reflect, give and receive feedback from peers and the tutor.


Virtual pre-session (June 26th, 16.00 a 19.00)

  • Microteaching rationale and principles
  • Lesson planning for EMI
  • Peer observation

Intensive week, Cantoblanco campus, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (July 3rd to July 7th)

Principles of EMI (10.00 to 11.30)

  • Overview of key issues in EMI
  • Helping students to understand complex material in EMI
  • Interaction in EMI classrooms (face to face and online)
  • Multimodality in EMI classrooms (face to face and online)
  • Disciplinary literacy in EMI

Language tools for EMI (12.00 to 14.00)

  • Teacher input: presenting information
  • Teacher input: group activities, using visuals
  • Teacher-student interaction: questions & responses
  • Teacher-student interaction: responding to writing
  • Presentation styles + review

Practice (15.00 to 18.00)

  • Microteaching and feedback

Who is it for?

Academic, lecturers and doctoral students working in Higher Education who are required to teach through the medium of English.

Candidates must have a C1 (CEFR) level certificate.

Registration fee

650 euros


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If you cannot attend in person, you can also take the online version. All the information is on the EMI website:

- On-site EMI

- Online EMI

Información EMI