Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

EMI support

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

Are you teaching your subject in English? Have you got a class of international students? Come and share your perspectives with colleagues. Explore approaches, strategies and techniques for English-medium instruction.   

Modules programmed for June and July 2018

Università Cattolica Milan Campus (Via Carducci 28/30)

  • Friday 1 June (morning) and Monday 4 June 2018 (morning) (register before 23 May)
  • Wednesday 27 June (morning) and Thursday 28 June (morning) (register before 14 June  18 June)
  • Wednesday 4 July (morning) and Thursday 5 July (afternoon) (register before 21 June)

Università Cattolica Piacenza Campus (Aula 16)

  • Monday 25 June (afternoon) and Tuesday 26 June (morning) (register before 12 June)

Università Cattolica Rome Campus (Room 103, 1st Floor, Edificio Corsi Interfacoltà Economia/Medicina e Chirurgia)

  • Tuesday 3 July (afternoon) and Wednesday 4 July (morning) tbc (register before 19 June)

Modules will be activated with a minimum of 3 participants (maximum 5).
If you are trying to register for a specific module after the deadline, please contact us to see if there is still a place available.
Participation is free of charge for Università Cattolica academic staff. If you are from outside the university then please contact the Centre: chei@unicatt.it or call 02 7234 5228.

Module Content

If you have already taken part in a module with us would like to go deeper into various aspects of EMI please contact the Centre so that we can propose other content for you.


To register, please complete this short questionnaire. Please contact us if you require further information before registering: chei@unicatt.it or call 02 7234 5228.

Latest events and publications on English-medium instruction

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

The 2nd International Symposium on English-medium Instruction, organised together with the University of Rome Tor Vergata, will be held in Rome on 25 May 2018. More information here. Attendance is free.

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

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 a highly-qualified professional academic team which includes Karen M. Lauridsen, an associate professor at Aarhus University and an educational developer specialising in international programmes and English-medium instruction. The team leads 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.