English Language Teaching Unit

EMI Teacher Development Programme

Course description

This course is designed for academic staff who are using English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) i.e. teaching their academic subject in the English language. The course covers methodology, techniques and strategies which can be personalised to individual contexts.

Aims of the EMI Teacher Development Programme

Participants will study the key principles behind the design and delivery of an English Medium Instruction course. Participants will develop an understanding of methodology and strategies in order to deliver academic content more effectively by motivating students and creating a more interactive environment.

Why join the EMI Teacher Development Programme?

  • Become a more effective practitioner by developing teaching skills and increasing understanding of methodology.
  • Learn from expert practitioners, informed by the latest research.
  • Enhance your CV and career prospects.
  • Share experiences and network with other teaching professionals.
  • Access University of Leicester academic resources, such as the library.

Contents of the Programme

  • Pre-arrival needs analysis
  • A course welcome, induction and handbook
  • Approximately 40 contact hours on campus
  • Materials and activities for classroom use
  • A Virtual Learning Environment to support you before, during and after the course
  • Access to the award-winning library
  • A course completion certificate and written feedback
  • A welcome dinner and farewell lunch with University of Leicester staff

Bespoke courses

The Centre for International Training and Education can also develop a tailored version of this course, either at your institution or here are the University of Leicester.

In this way we can meet the specific requirements of partners, including number of participants, content, location of delivery and duration. These courses can also include input from other areas of the university, such as the School of Education. Please email internationalcpd@le.ac.uk to discuss your requirements.

Key facts


The course will be held from the 24 July to the 4 August 2023.

Entry requirements

Participants should have a minimum of one year’s teaching experience and an English level equivalent to IELTS 6.5. Please contact us if you are unsure of your level or have not taken an English test recently.

Participants must be able to demonstrate an interest in EMI.


  • £1,500.
  • £1,400 for partners.

Payment is required in full to accept a place on the course.

What’s included in the course fees?

  • Tuition fees for all classes 
  • Ensuite accommodation in university facilities from 23 July to 5 August
  • Certificate of attendance and written feedback
  • Access to University of Leicester campus facilities 


Apply for the EMI Teacher Development Programme

The Online EMI Teacher Development Programme will take place from the 24 July to the 4 August 2023. Please be advised that when you have applied, we will ask you to send us your CV or resume in order to decide on your application. 

If you have any questions about the course, please contact us on internationalcpd@leicester.ac.uk.

Cancellation/refund policy

Within 14 days of acceptance of place  Full refund  
On or before 30 June 2023 Half refund  
After 30 June 2023 No refund  

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