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SILE EMI (English as Medium of Instruction) Certificate

The online qualification for academics who teach and work in the medium of English.

Support your internationalisation objectives and improve student experience by ensuring your faculty are confident working in English.

The Certificate in EMI Skills is for university professors, lecturers, tutors and researchers whose first language is not English, but who use English to teach students, present academic papers and interact with colleagues.

The online course modules include video demonstrations of University of Cambridge lectures, seminars and tutorials.

The Certificate in EMI Skills is at Proficient to Expert stages on the Cambridge English Teaching Framework.

Key facts

Format:              Online, with optional                               tutor-led sessions

Assessment:     Online progress tests


With the Certificate in EMI Skills, participants can show that they:

  • can use English as the medium of instruction with greater effectiveness

  • are able to use a wider range of strategies to engage students

  • can take part more confidently in professional activities in the medium of English.


Reasons to choose the Certificate in EMI Skills:

  • Designed specifically for the higher education sector, with real-life examples from the University of Cambridge.

  • Helps to improve teaching quality, supporting your institution’s academic excellence objectives.

  • Can be used as part of a wider programme of academic staff development.

  • Flexible and convenient online learning – course modules can be taken separately, in any order, over a 12-month period.

Interested in the Certificate in EMI Skills for your faculty?

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