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English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) Training

This two to four-week program provides intensive training for secondary and university-level teachers who offer their courses with English as the Medium of Instruction (EMI).

Program Highlights

  • Comprehensive curriculum for EMI teaching practices
  • Teaching practice, lesson planning skills, and class observations
  • Experienced EMI trainers and dedicated support staff
  • Guest lectures from among other UT-Austin faculty
  • Access to UT-Austin facilities and resources
  • UT-EMI certificate and closing reception


We typically begin the training online with an introductory course. Our EMI in-person training consists of 25-30 program hours per week for two to four weeks. Participants will attend classes five days per week, but additional cultural enrichment activities will be scheduled on evenings and weekends.

Sample Course Schedule

9 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.Class 1Class 2Class 1Class 2Class 2
10:40 a.m. - 12 p.m.Class 3Class 4Class 3Class 4Class 3
2 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.Class 5Class 5Class 5Class 6Class 7

Class Topics

  • Principles of language development in EMI classrooms
  • The use of technology in EMI contexts
  • Holistic course design
  • Creating an interactive classroom
  • Embracing learning styles, diversity and inclusion
  • Compensatory strategies
  • Affective variables in teaching and learning
  • Current trends in teaching

Program Logistics