Resources for Teachers

MOI Materials for Download
1. Faculty staff manual
This manual aims at helping teachers of ESL and EFL students devise effective instructional strategies.
Click to download (English only)
2. Effective teacher talk handout
This handout lists select teacher talk skills with examples.
3. Tips on teaching an EMI module - Students' needs
This handout presents student research participants' thoughts on what they need in learning in EMI.
4. Content-language relationships w/ a summary of text type structures and language features
This handout discusses some basic conceptual principles of teaching in an EMI classroom, focusing on the relationship between content and language. It comes with a table introducing the typical textual and linguistic features of 10 text types/genres.
5. PowerPoint slides for learning in EMI courses
This set of slides illustrates 11 tips for learning in an EMI module in terms of in-class learning and written assignments with a list of select online learning resources (see below for a full list of online resources) and a basic introduction to academic writing.
Click to download (English only)
Click to download (English w/ Chinese)
6. A handout on learning in EMI courses
This handout contains the 11 tips in the PowerPoint slides in simple language and select online resources. It intends to serve as a reminder of the advice given.
Click to download (English only)
Click to download (English w/ Chinese)
Online Materials
1. "Workshop on effective EMI lesson" by Prof. Bob Adamson

In this presentation, Prof. Adamson presents several strategies that are designed to help make learning in EMI classes enjoyable, accessible and successful. The strategies help provide accessible quality learning to students with diverse language backgrounds.

2. Two annotated sample papers in APA format
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3. Interactive Techniques
A list of 186 strategies which help create an interactive classroom.
Examples include:
a) Picture Prompt– Show students an image with no explanation, and ask them to identify/explain it, and justify their answers. Or ask students to write about it using terms from lecture, or to name the processes and concepts shown.
b) Think Break– Ask a rhetorical question, and then allow 20 seconds for students to think about the problem before you go on to explain. This technique encourages students to take part in the problem-solving process even when discussion isn't feasible.
c) Quote Minus One– Provide a quote relevant to your topic but leave out a crucial word and ask students to guess what it might be.
d) Ranking Alternatives– Teacher gives a situation, everyone thinks up as many alternative courses of action (or explanations of the situation) as possible. Compile list. Ingroups, now rank them by preference.
e) Student Storytelling– Students are given assignments that make use of a given concept in relation to something that seems personally relevant.
4. The role of CLIL teachers
Prof. Mary Carmel Coonan's lecture on the role of CLIL teachers.
5. Teaching English for Academic Purposes: Tips and Techniques
Julia Williams, Director of English Language Studies at Renison University College, gives some tips on teaching academic wriitng.
6. Kent Lee lecture series on Youtube
Kent Lee, a research professor at Korea University, gives a series of workshops on teaching with EMI.
7. Coursera: English for teaching purposes
A free on-line course for university instructors who teach EMI courses.
Related Websites

1. Harvard College Writing Center

This wbesite provides an in-depth discussion of college research papers, which is ideal for advanced learners.

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2. APA Formatting and Style Guide - Purdue Online Writing Lab
APA citation guide
3. A CLIL lesson framework
The website provides a brief framework of a CLIL lesson framework with principles and sample tasks. 
4  A Better Way to Write
This website provides an online grammar checking tool.