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

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https://doi.org/10.5902/2176148548371

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

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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 adopting EMI, 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

Luciana Carvalho Fonseca, Universidade de São Paulo - USP

Professora Doutora

Departamento de Letras Modernas - DLM

Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas - FFLCH

John Blair Corbett, BNU-HKBU United International College

Professor

Programme in English Language and Litreatures

Jose Alberto Costa, Cambridge English Language Assessment

Senior Assessment Manager - Brazil
Cambridge English Language Assessment

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2021-10-19 — Atualizado em 2022-07-04

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Fonseca, L. C., Corbett, J. B., & Costa, J. A. (2022). Enhancing academic literacies through EMI training:three perspectives on teaching towards the Certificatein EMI Skills at the University of São Paulo. Letras, 195–226. https://doi.org/10.5902/2176148548371 (Original work published 19º de outubro de 2021)