Atlantic Language Galway is expanding its Erasmus offering with a new ‘English as a medium of instruction for HE lecturers’ course. The school is building on its ever-popular range of courses for tertiary educators and staff by adding a course which focuses solely on the challenges of delivering content in English at this level.
This new course is designed to assist educators who work in tertiary level education and deliver their subject in English. It provides an overview of EMI and explores some of the concepts surrounding its main principles. Participants take part in, and analyse, a demonstration lesson before implementing these principles into their own materials, personalized to their own teaching context. Presentations at the end of the course allow opportunities for peer and tutor feedback. The course is designed to move from theory to practice during the week and participants will leave with ideas and materials they can immediately integrate into their teaching practice.
This new course comes on the back of Atlantic specialising in content-based language teaching and its recent success with the Erasmus project, CLILMed, which was designed to upskill lecturers, who deliver their subjects in English, at medical universities throughout Europe,
The school is also expanding courses for secondary teachers, including courses on CLIL, for subject and language teachers, and study options surrounding the new priorities of the Erasmus+ 2021- 2027 programme, such as digital transformation, sustainability, and inclusion.