Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

EMI support


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


Latest events and publications on English-medium instruction


CHEI is holding its 2nd International Symposium on English-medium Instruction, together with the University of Rome Tor Vergata, on 25 May 2018. More information here.

The proceedings from our 1st International Symposium on English-medium Instruction are now available online here (free access).



Modules on internationalising the higher education classroom and the use of English-medium instruction


The Centre schedules modules at the Milan Campus, the Piacenza Campus and the Rome Campus. An updated schedule will be published soon. Please contact the Centre for further information: email or call 02 7234 5228.

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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 first international symposium on the subject of English-Medium Instruction in Higher Education held in May 2016, the Centre responded to demand by offering a module designed specifically for the development of strategies and tools to be used to internationalise the classroom. The Centre's second international symposium on English-medium instruction will be held on 25 May 2018 in Rome, in conjunction with the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

The EMI 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 and techniques into practice.

There is no charge for Università Cattolica academic staff who wish to take part. Those from outside the University should contact the Centre for further information.

Information on further modules aimed at those who have already taken a preliminary module with us will also be published here. For other specific information or support please contact the Centre.