Leipzig organises a webinar on Language Learning and EMI Teaching for English teachers

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Since English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) courses are becoming more common at European universities, language teachers may be asked to support lecturers and staff. This workshop offered by Leipzig University is designed for English language teachers who want to deepen their understanding of particular language learning issues faced by students, staff and lecturers in the university context.

There are no prerequisites for this course, but participants are asked to join in with their microphone and computer camera on. Participants are encouraged to actively participate, bringing in ideas and practical activities to share with others. Two identical workshops are offered in December.

Target group: English language teachers.

Workshop leader: Mary Waltie, Department Head for English at the Language Center at Leipzig University.

Date and time (CET):

  • Language Learning and EMI Teaching Intensive (1st edition):

3rd December 2021, 14:00–17:00.

Please register here by 29th November 2021.

  • Language Learning and EMI Teaching Intensive (2nd edition):

15th December 2021, 14:00–17:00.

Please register here by 9th December 2021.

The content of the two workshops is identical.

Workshop format: Online (Zoom). Participants will receive an invitation to a Zoom meeting in a timely manner.

Fee: The workshop is free of charge for staff members of the Arqus Alliance partner universities.

Contact: For any enquiries, please contact Jupp Möhring at al4_arqus@uni-leipzig.de

Please note: In order to ensure the quality of the session and for the benefit of the participants, the number of participants for this workshop is limited to a maximum of 28. There are 4 workshop places per partner university and these will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If there are less than 4 registrations from one university, the remaining places will be allocated in list order regardless of affiliation to a partner university.

The Arqus workshop series on language and cross-cultural competence is offered in the framework of Action Line 4 Multilingual and Multicultural University (sub-line 4.5), led by Leipzig University. These workshops target academic and administrative staff at partner universities and focus on specific topics such as working and teaching through the medium of English, intercultural awareness in the classroom and outside, and inclusive language.