ATE trainer with two course participants
ATE trainer with two course participants
Monday 01 December 2014 - 00:00 to Friday 05 December 2014 - 00:00
British Council, Berlin

Are you a university lecturer and regularly teach your lectures and seminars in English? Then you will be interested in our training programme “Academic Teaching Excellence (ATE)”. 

One week intensive course

ATE is a one week intensive course for university lecturers and academics who are not English native speakers but who regularly teach in English. ATE is a foundation course in English as Medium of Instruction (EMI), which deals with the complex linguistic challenges of teaching and learning in a foreign language. The training is not just an English language course, but rather combines innovative teaching methodology and linguistic practice in order to enhance the quality of teaching in higher education.

Developed and taught by experts

ATE has been co-developed by the British Council and the University of Oxford’s Department of Education, drawing on the latest research in the field of English as Medium of Instruction (EMI). The course is taught by experienced teaching staff who have received special training at Oxford University for teaching ATE.

Next course

As well as providing courses for individual universities, in December 2014 we are offering a course at the British Council’s office in Berlin for academics or lecturers from across Germany who are interested in taking part.

Course size and eligibility

The course size is approximately 14 participants. The course is for academic teaching staff from all academic fields who are either just beginning to teach or already teach regularly in English. Participants must already speak English to level C1 (Common European Framework of Reference).

Course Dates

Dates: 1 – 5 December 2014 (35 teaching units)
Location: British Council, Berlin
Price: €950 (per participant)


To register for a place at the course and for further details please email Ailsa Kienberger.

Further Reading

For further information on ATE please visit our website Academic Teaching Excellence