This MOOC is intended for lecturers who want to start using English in their classrooms. A priori, this means university lecturers from countries where English is not the L1 or a widely used language (Romance language-speaking countries, for example), but the course is open to teachers from all educational levels who want to teach through English using the EMI (English Medium Instruction).
You should be able to do the following after finishing the course :
- After gaining the necessary confidence and skills, teach a university subject in English.
- Apply all aspects of CLIL (methodological, pedagogical, strategic, attitudinal, motivational, linguistic, sociolinguistic, and pragmatic) to create their own English-medium course on their specific subject.
- Describe the features of the university lecture discourse genre (planning, agents, channels, phases, dynamics, and current flexibility of the genre).
- Recognize and perform the fundamental linguistic macro-functions found in English teaching discourse.
- Understand and perform the following main micro-functions in English teaching discourse: metalinguistic, informative, evaluative, inductive, and social, using the appropriate linguistic exponents (vocabulary, structures, and phraseology).
- Improve their oral expression and interaction skills, as well as their grammar and vocabulary, at the Council of Europe's English levels C1 and C2.
1. Implications for lecturers switching to English as the classroom language
- What are the implications of changing over to teaching your classes in English at university?
- What is English-Medium Instruction (EMI)?
- Diversity of the EMI methodology
- Is my level good enough to change over to teaching at university in this language?
- How do I control my nervousness?
- Lecture discourse
- Changing over to teaching in English: an opportunity to reassess and improve your lecturing
- Different kinds of teaching intervention
- What class sequence should I choose to teach in English?
2. Functions related to delivering courses through English (1)
- Which text models does a teacher's oral discourse make use of?
- Exposition and argumentation
- How can I structure oral discourse?
- Introducing courses and classes
- Closing a class
- How can I clarify concepts for my students?
- Giving examples
- Comparing and contrasting
- Managing information
- Describing a process
- Expressing cause and effect
- Describing graphs
- Helping students process new information
- Managing subjectivity
- Expressing certainty
- Presenting evidence
- Giving opinions
- Influencing the audience
- Giving instructions
- Motivating students
- Managing interaction
- Classroom interaction
- Question management