English Medium Instruction

There is an accelerating worldwide movement from English being taught as a foreign language (EFL) to English being the medium of instruction (EMI) for academic subjects such as science, mathematics and geography.

EMI is being used in universities, secondary schools and even primary schools and this has huge implications for education in all the countries concerned. Yet there is little empirical research into when EMI is being introduced and how it is delivered. We know relatively little of the consequences of introducing EMI on teaching, learning, assessing, and teacher professional development.

The Department of Education has now established a Centre for Research and Development on English Medium Instruction; “EMI Oxford”.

Go to the EMI Oxford pages