Enhancing academic literacies through EMI training:three perspectives on teaching towards the Certificatein EMI Skills at the University of São Paulo





English as a Medium of Instruction, Academic literacies, Higher Education Policy


In many Brazilian universities, internationalization policies have led to increased pressure on academic staff to offer courses using English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI). In 2019, in order to offer support to staff lecturing in English, the University of São Paulo partnered with Cambridge Assessment English to pilot a Certificate course in EMI Skills. This partnership offers advantages but raises questions about the adaptation of a standardized international course and certificate in EMI skills for a specific institution. The present paper offers three perspectives on the pilot course – from the provider, an instructor, and the participants – and discusses their implications for USP and other Brazilian institutes of higher education


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Biografia do Autor

John Blair Corbett, University of Sao Paulo

CAPES International Fellow and Visiting Professor

Department of Modern Languages

University of Sao Paulo


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2021-10-19 — Atualizado em 2022-08-02


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Corbett, J. B. (2022). Enhancing academic literacies through EMI training:three perspectives on teaching towards the Certificatein EMI Skills at the University of São Paulo. Letras, 151–172. https://doi.org/10.5902/2176148544489 (Original work published 19º de outubro de 2021)