Who are we?

OXFORD EMI TRAINING provides EMI professional development courses to academics and staff at universities all over the world.

English Medium Instruction (EMI) is increasingly important as universities are internationalising and preparing their students to play their part in a global world. 

We work with top-ranking universities which have decided to teach academic subjects through the medium of English in order to attract international students and give their home students an international outlook. We do not 'promote' EMI but rather we believe that an awareness of the linguistic and pedagogical challenges when teaching an international class is vital before, while and after the decision is made to teach and learn through EMI.

OXFORD EMI TRAINING brings together stakeholders to cooperate and exchange best practice in teaching and learning in EMI.

We work with academics, managers and staff of universities wanting to 'go EMI'. 

Julie Dearden, our Founder and Director, has years of experience in EMI and International Programmes at the University of Oxford. Julie was Senior Research Fellow in EMI at EMI Oxford: a research centre at the Department of Education, University of Oxford. Her publications include "EMI: A Growing Global Phenomenon" (2015) which was one of the first overviews of EMI in 55 countries. Julie was Director of International Programmes at Hertford College and on the Board of Directors for many years. Julie was one of the first women to study at Hertford College and this photo of her was part of an exhibition celebrating the first women at Hertford College, Oxford University. 

OXFORD EMI TRAINING aims to support educators in EMI around the world with professional development and ongoing support. We organise courses at your university in your country and  here in Oxford. We are also available for consultancy projects on going EMI. 

We draw upon our expertise as teachers and researchers and that of other Oxford specialists who teach with us. Our courses in Oxford are held in colleges, Hertford College, Trinity College, St Antony's College. Our course participants benefit from the very best that Oxford has to offer.

Certificate: Participants successfully completing the OXFORD EMI TRAINING course are awarded the OXFORD EMI TRAINING Certificate.


Oxford EMI TRAINING is part of Oxford EMI Ltd registered 10674286 in the UK.