Teaching in English

Category Description
Content

Teaching in English supports UZH instructors in dealing with the challenges of teaching in English in a non-English speaking environment. It is designed for non-native English speakers who are currently teaching Bachelor’s and/or Master’s courses or who will be doing so in the future.

The course introduces research findings on factors involved in teaching in English in a non-English speaking environment, including, for example, the role of ELF (English as a lingua franca) and an analysis of factors that might affect the classroom. Participants engage with, and discuss, various issues surrounding Teaching in English, in particular in terms of their own experience and/or expectations. Transfer into participants’ own teaching is supported by micro-teaching sessions in English on topics from participants’ own disciplines, and classroom management practice tasks, followed by self-reflection and peer and instructor feedback.

Credit transfer

The program Teaching Skills and the CAS in Higher Education fully approve Teaching in English.

Aims

Participants reflect on their use of English in the classroom, prepare for various challenges of an English-speaking classroom, and thus enhance their confidence in teaching in English.

Target group

UZH instructors, esp. (senior) teaching and research assistants

Requirements
  • Teaching at UZH
  • Master’s degree from an accredited university
  • Non-native speaker
Final Award Confirmation of course attendance
Number of participants 10
Language English
Duration 2 days
Dates

29 October & 5 November 2020 Registration open

 

This event might be an online course depending on possible Corona restrictions. We will inform you after registration as soon as possible.

Registration 

Registration via online form

Terms of Participation

With their registration, participants agree to attend the entire course. A cancellation after the end of the cancellation period, no-shows without indication of unforeseeable or unavoidable reasons, or incomplete participation can result in consequences for the participation in other courses (detailed information about the terms of participation).

Fee Free of charge
Ort 

University of Zurich
Center for Continuing Education

Schaffhauserstrasse 228
CH-8057 Zurich

Contact

University of Zurich

Dr. Michelle Norgate

Head of English / Fachschaftsleiterin Englisch

Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich

Rämistrasse 71

CH-8006 Zurich

Ph +41 44 634 52 87

www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch

michelle.norgate@sprachen.uzh.ch