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Teaching in English in the University Classroom | O'Dowd, Brussels, Dec 2015

Teaching in English in the University Classroom | O'Dowd, Brussels, Dec 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it

Over the past twenty-five years Universities in Europe are increasingly fostering their internationalisation mission to respond to the current mobility trends and global competition.  Teaching subjects through the medium of English (English Medium Instruction or EMI) is widely considered to be an essential tool in the internationalization policies of universities. However, the introduction of EMI in a university can be a problematic process which raises a series of questions and challenges in regard to the accreditation and training of teaching staff. What level of English should teachers have in order to teach their subjects through English at university? What methodological skills are involved in teaching through another language? How can teachers be trained for teaching through English?

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O'Dowd's report to the SGroup is here http://sgroup.be/sites/default/files/EMI%20Survey_Report_ODowd.pdf ;

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Technology: Virtual mobility with a difference - European Association for International Education

Technology: Virtual mobility with a difference - European Association for International Education | TELT | Scoop.it

"Student mobility is on the rise. A previous Communiqué of the Conference of European Ministers Responsible for Higher Education  set a target of at least 20% of those graduating in the European higher education area having participated in a study or training period abroad by 2020. While this aim is very desirable, it does beg the question: What about the remaining 80% of students who may not engage in some kind of physical mobility during their studies?"

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Robert O'Dowd of the INTENT project writes about university level telecollaboration as a substitute for or complement to physical mobility.

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