The main themes of the conference include:

1. Methodology

  • A system of practices and procedures.
  • Methods and forms of teaching.
  • Strategies and techniques.

2. Techniques of designing and delivering class using EMI

  • Combining language competence and field-oriented proficiency – changing the language does not mean changing the content and level of education – a holistic view. 
  • Supporting language learning in content classes.
  • Challenging students to take another step forward: stepping just outside the comfort zone.

3. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) – spoken and written Academic English

  • English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in Higher Education.
  • Academic Language in oral presentations.
  • Forms of Academic Writing.

4. Assessment of students and staff

  • Differences, similarities or equality between native and foreign academic staff and students .
  • How to test students.
  • Peer- and self-assessment.
  • Assessment principles.
  • What are the main issues for assessment in EMI

5. EMI as the answer to internationalization of Universities

  • Intercultural awareness at the University of the 21st century.
  • EMI as a complex phenomenon of both "Englishisation” and promoting other languages.
  • From cultural awareness to intercultural understanding.

6. EMI from administration staff point of view

  • The administration staff and their "English” skills. 


Politechnika Poznańska
Centrum Języków i Komunikacji
ul. Piotrowo 3A, 60-965 Poznań

Tel.: +48 61 665 2491, e-mail:

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