Workshop 15

English Medium Instruction: strategies for success

  • Tuesday 24 Sept
  • Room 204-205, Level 2, Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre
  • Level: intermediate
  • €199 (€299 for non-members)
  • Related Expert Communities Language and Culture

Universities all over the world offer courses in English, with many even offering full programmes. How can higher education institutions do this in a way that is successful and responsible? This interactive workshop will help participants to engage in the development of courses and programmes that are taught in English, within their own contexts. The topics to be covered include: providing support for teaching staff and students; taking a strategic approach to the teaching of English; the internationalisation of the curriculum; and ensuring quality. Participants will be invited to reflect on strategic choices and support practices around English Medium Instruction (EMI) in a non-English speaking environment.

Learning outcomes

• Learn about different institutional approaches and processes of teaching in English
• Understand how English-language instruction is positioned in the overall strategy and internationalisation activities of universities
• Develop your own strategies to tackle similar issues in your institution


  • Leadership & strategy
  • Learning, teaching & curriculum


  • Esko Koponen, 
    University of Helsinki, Finland


  • Jennifer Valcke, 
    Karolinska Institutet, Sweden