Teaching becomes challenging when you have students from various cultures and countries in an English medium class; Besides, their interest in learning and improving English at the same time compel me to modify learning experience in the class.
Below are some of the practice which is being ensured an analysed to seek proper response for communication curriculum through English.
a) Explicit Instruction for the course outline and group assignments
b) Pre-readings (Case Studies and study material) + reading time in class
c) Group discussions in class
d) Group presentation at the end of the course
e) Group Project (written project report) at the end of the course
f) Class discussions
Explicit Instruction for the course outline and group assignments
It is essential for any English medium course to put forward explicit instruction regarding course. If a teacher does a great job howsoever in summarising the course outline and related events, despite there can be questions regarding course instructions and confusion. Therefore, I discuss each instruction clearly in the class and ask for the confusion if any.
Pre-readings (Case Studies and study material) + reading time in class
It depends on the course requirement, as far as my course is concern, it requires case studies readings, at least one for each lecture which follows the theoretical concept. In the instruction, home reading is usually mentioned, but I give time in class as well so that, students can read and try to understand within the groups (groups are permanent and declared at the start of the first session).
Group discussions in class
Group discussion in the class is significant when it comes to providing an equal chance to the student who want to or wishes to participate during the discussion
Group presentation at the end of the course
Group presentation and groups are designed in such a way in my class that they less likely get chances to be with the same language mates; the idea is to compel them to speak English while arguing or justifying their inputs.
Group Project (written project report) at the end of the course
The project report is briefed briefly and also being discuss in the class; the concept here is, that every member of the group has to participate in writing project report so that written English also get chance for the improvement.
Class discussion is offered to students most of the time, the major portion of the lecture are kept for the debate such as case studies and random topic and discussion related to that.
Above are some the tools which are meant to support EMI in my courses; at the same time, it also depends on the audience of the course; therefore, the kind of EMI tools vary.