The Dimensions of EMI in the International Classroom: Training Teachers for the Future University

The Dimensions of EMI in the International Classroom: Training Teachers for the Future University

Inmaculada Fortanet-Gómez (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2318-6.ch001

Abstract

Teaching in a foreign language has expanded all over the world, mainly with the objective of internationalization. This expansion is especially evident in Europe, and in almost all institutions the language selected for this new trend has been English. New initiatives, such as ICLHE or EMI, require the preparation and training of teachers in order to guarantee success. Training to teach at the university has been a tradition in some countries and institutions. However, this practice was not generalized until the last decades. After a thoroughly recent literature review and a contextual analysis, and based on the experience in pre-service and in-service teacher training for EMI at Universitat Jaume I, the aim of this chapter is to make a proposal for a research-informed teacher training programme that can be effective not only for today's EMI developments, but also for the scenarios university lecturers will encounter in the near future.
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Emi Teacher Training And Accreditation

Costa (2015) presents an overview of teacher training courses in several European universities. She found courses addressed to EMI teachers in Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom. In general, all courses were organised by Language Centres and taught by language specialists and they mostly combined both language and methodological objectives (see Figure 1).

Figure 1.

Synoptical map of EMI training in Europe

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Source: (Costa, 2015)

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