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English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI)

The qualification for academics who teach and work in the medium of English.

Support your internationalisation objectives and improve student experience by ensuring your faculty are confident working in English.
The Certificate in EMI Skills is for university professors, lecturers, tutors and researchers whose first language is not English, but who use English to teach students, present academic papers and interact with colleagues.
The online course modules include video demonstrations of University of Cambridge lectures, seminars and tutorials.


With the Certificate in EMI Skills, participants can show that they:

  • can use English as the medium of instruction with greater effectiveness
  • are able to use a wider range of strategies to engage students
  • can take part more confidently in professional activities in the medium of English.

Key facts

Format:Online, with optional tutor-led sessions
Assessment: Online progress tests


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