Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

EMI support

Internationalising the higher education classroom and the use of English-medium instruction


Skip to detailed information about the CHEI module on Professional Development: English-Medium Instruction.

Dates for the next modules will be published soon on this page.


As part of an overall move towards the internationalisation of higher education, academic staff are increasingly required to play their part by delivering courses to international classes. This broad development is leading to a growing demand for support in developing  skills and strategies for internationalising the classroom, which may require re-designing and delivering courses in English.

The mission of Università Cattolica’s Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation includes undertaking specific activities directed towards supporting university internationalisation. After a successful symposium on the subject of English-Medium Instruction in Higher Education held in May 2016, the Centre is now offering a module designed specifically for the development of strategies and tools to be used to internationalise the classroom.

The module is delivered by highly-qualified professional academic staff who lead a small cohort in critical reflection and analysis of the latest developments in effective teaching in the international classroom, including English-medium instruction. At the same time participants are given the opportunity to put newly acquired strategies into practice. The first modules held in July and September were extremely well received and further modules have already been programmed. 

More details are available here.