The English Mediated Instruction / Academic Skills in English Summer School

  • 18 – 22 July 2022
  • Masaryk University Language Centre, Komenského nám. 2, Brno, Czech Republic

The English Mediated Instruction/Academic Skills in English Summer School is designed for teachers, lecturers and academics delivering their degree programmes to multi-cultural groups through the medium of English

  • who are in search of ways of improving their English proficiency;
  • who want to gain more insight into English as a medium of instruction;
  • who want to keep up to date with developments in academic skills in English;
  • who want to think about developing materials for their courses in English;
  • who want to reflect on and develop their teaching practice.

The Academic Skills in English Summer School workshops include topics such as:

  • teaching in university programmes delivered through the medium of English;
  • English for academic purposes skills;
  • oral academic communication;
  • academic writing;
  • assessment skills;
  • materials development;
  • intercultural communication.

Programme & Timetable

The programme provides
- 30 hours of tuition comprising presentations, group work and discussions
- 10 hours of individual work and consultations

(Monday to Friday)
09:00-10:30 Workshops
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Workshops
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 Workshops

This summer school is based on the need for insight into teaching and learning in a second language, given the internationalisation of higher education and the burgeoning use of English as lingua franca. Targeting all teachers or lecturers typically with English as a second language – of programmes run in English for students with English as a second language – it consists of a series of participative seminars with activities to encourage reflective analysis on both professional practice and professional performance.

Content centres on linguistic and paralinguistic aspects of communication in groups, pedagogy and design of the teaching and learning experience, and strategies for understanding and handling the added dimension of linguistic competence within the student calibre, such as differentiated teaching within a single dynamic. It is expected that participants in the week’s sessions will broaden their own repertoire as educators, deepen their insight into the learner experience, and raise their contribution to raised quality standards in the university sector.

Certification

All participants will receive a Masaryk University Language Centre Certificate of Attendance on successful completion of the programme.

Important dates:

Early bird registration: 20th April 2022
Standard registration: 30th June 2022
The closing date for applications: 30th June 2022
Pre-summer school information package: 4th July 2022
Summer school: 18th-22nd July 2022

A Welcome from Dr Libor Štěpánek, the Masaryk University Language Centre Director

Welcome to The English Mediated Instruction/Academic Skills in English Summer School which offers you a highly professional language development experience at Masaryk University. The course is carefully structured to give you a unique learning and study experience of an English Summer School in the Centre of Brno. A group of international and Masaryk University experts will provide you with an opportunity to develop an understanding of ways to approach teaching in university programmes delivered through the medium of English. Those five days will help you to get practical insight into how to use specific tools and techniques inside the classroom, how to develop and adjust materials, how to make students consciously aware of the English language in their fields or how to be effective in communication in the international academic environment.

Your days will consist of stimulating and informative seminars which will be combined with interactive and highly practical workshops. In three distinct sessions each day, you will have a chance to interact, discuss, practise and reflect on your English language and teaching practice with your university colleagues. You may also discover and explore new areas of academic skills in English which you have perhaps not had the chance to focus on before.

The Summer School will also give you an opportunity to get to know Brno and the region, to professionally network and make new friends or simply enjoy a special learning experience in a beautiful atmosphere of Masaryk University.

Masaryk University Language Centre – the summer school venue

The programme will take place in the Masaryk University Building at Komenského náměstí 2, Brno, Czech Republic.

The Masaryk University Language Centre is based in the heart of Brno and the city’s cultural and social life is literally on its doorstep. Together with The Centre for International Cooperation, The Teiresias Support Centre for Students with Special Needs and The University Computer Centre with a non-stop service, the Language Centre is housed in a Neo-Renaissance building, opened originally for the German University of Technology in 1860. Today, the building offers state-of-the-art teaching and learning resources and facilities to Masaryk University students and staff-members.

Contact: For further information, please email our team at koordinator@cjv.muni.cz.

Language of instruction
English
When 18 July – 22 July 2022
Participants foreign students, public, MU employees
Price
380 EUR (early bird), 480 EUR (standard)

The fee includes tuition, course materials, coffee breaks and the Summer School Dinner.
Members of the EDUC Alliance, Casajc, CercleS and Masaryk University Staff are eligible for discounts. For more information, please, contact koordinator@cjv.muni.cz.

Participants can apply for ERASMUS+ funding.

Order Order - EDUC, Casajc, CercleS Order - MU staff

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