Welcome to ICLHE

The ICLHE is the association for expertise, networking and resources in the integration of content and language in higher education. The aim of the ICLHE association is to promote exchange of opinions, experiences, initiatives and research concerning the interface between content and language in higher education.

ICLHE is open to people in universities and institutes of higher education with an interest in content and language, including people concerned with teaching and learning through a second language, and teaching and learning through a national language to people of migrant or ethnic communities.

ICLHE also welcomes policymakers and researchers in international bodies and professional societies, publishers, representatives of national and international authorities, and others with an interest in the integration of content and language in higher education.

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ICLHE 2020 Symposium

We are pleased to inform you that the next ICLHE AGM and Symposium will take place at Université de Mons (Belgium) on October 15-16, 2020. This symposium focuses on collaboration between disciplines, in particular the way in which disciplinary content teachers and language specialists collaborate. In a broader perspective, the meshing of content knowledge and an additional language may lead to changes in how content knowledge is co-constructed, therefore redefining teacher identity, roles and expectations. The symposium aims to address the following questions: Does interdisciplinary collaboration influence whether ICLHE or EMI programmes are inclusive? Does teacher collaboration in EMI have an impact on self-awareness and self- reflection? Are potential actors or participants sidelined or excluded? In what way does the student’s role enhance ICLHE or EMI programmes? How does the student perceive both language experts’ and content teachers’ roles in EMI? How can interdisciplinary collaboration enhance the student’s role?

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ICLHE Spain Regional Group Symposium

June 4th 2020

Universitat de Lleida

Campus de Cappont/Primer d’Octubre, Edifici Polivalent

The ICLHE Spain Regional Group is organizing its first RG symposium.  We will have presentations and panel discussions with expert researchers and practitioners. There will also be plenty of time for you to network and discuss your research and teaching contexts to help shape the future of ICLHE in Spain.

Sessions include:

  • Presentations on research projects in ICLHE/EMI based in the Spanish setting, and stakeholders’ views – both content and language experts.
  • A Roundtable discussion on issues particularly relevant to the ICLHE/EMI field in Spain and implications for EMI training, EAP/ESP practices and curriculum and policy planning.
  • A PhD corner where students researching in this field in the Spanish setting can present their on-going research.

Provisional timetable

June 3rd

20:30   Wine Reception sponsored by the Universitat de Lleida

June 4th

9:00 Opening and keynote speaker

Dr David Block (ICREA and Universitat Pompeu Fabra) “A critical look at emergent HE STEM lecturer identities in English-medium education: Food for thought”

10:20   Round I: presentations

11:40   coffee break

12:00   PhD corner

13:00   Round II: presentations

14:20   lunch

15.30 – 16.15 Content lecturers’ voices in ICLHE/EMI

16-15 – 17.30 Round III: (6 presentations)

17.30 – 18.30 Round table


Call for PhD abstracts:                                          

There is also a special “Call for Papers” for PhD students working in the area of English Medium Instruction and Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education. If you know PhD students in your institution who are working in this field, then please bring this call to their attention.

As part of our endeavour to support student participation, ICLHE Spain will award 3 travel/ accommodation grants (of EUR 250 each) to student speakers at the 2020 ICLHE Spain Symposium which will take place at Universitat de Lleida, Lleida on Thursday, June 4.

If you are a PhD student and would like to give a presentation at this symposium, submit your title and abstract (250-300 words, excluding references) by email to xabierm@dal.udl.cat by Friday, February 29 with the subject line “ICLHE2020_PhDCorner” in the email. The presentation, for which you will have 15 minutes (+ 5 minutes for Q&A), should deal with (a part of) your PhD project and fit the topic of EMI/ICL in Spanish higher education.

The “PhD speaker Selection Committee” will choose the 3 speakers by March 31 and will then inform all applicants.

Call for papers: English Medium Instruction (EMI) Teacher Training in Higher Education

Alicante Journal of English Studies (Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses)

CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue: English Medium Instruction (EMI) Teacher Training in Higher Education

Teresa Morell (University of Alicante, Spain)
Ksenia Volchenkova (University of South Ural, Russia)

Abstract submission deadline: January 31, 2020

Microsoft Word – CFP EMI Teacher Training in HE – RAEI Special Issue.docx

The ever-increasing phenomenon of EMI in non-Anglophone universities throughout the world has brought many challenges to stakeholders. Among these are providing teachers, who switch from teaching in their mother tongue to English, with needed linguistic, pedagogical and intercultural training. In this RAEI special issue, we call for research articles that will support university authorities, teacher trainers and trainees to implement: training programs, methodologies, strategies and ‘best practices’ for EMI teacher training in Higher Education.

In addition to research articles, proposals for book reviews of recent publications related to the field of EMI teacher training in Higher Education, are also welcome.

To find out more, please read the CfP below:

New Book: Teacher Training for English-Medium Instruction in Higher Education by Maria Del Mar Sanchez-Perez (ed.)

English-medium instruction (EMI) has become a pervasive teaching model in recent higher education. The implementation of EMI programs requires changes in university teaching methods since most lecturers need to adapt their contents and the way they teach them to successfully work in foreign language environments. The rapid proliferation of such programs has resulted in concern among teaching staff, who have felt pushed towards teaching their subject content through a non-native language with little or no previous training. As a result, many recent studies have highlighted the importance and urgency to train teaching staff in terms of language proficiency and the appropriate teaching methods, techniques, and strategies to be applied in EMI lessons.

Teacher Training for English-Medium Instruction in Higher Education is an academic research publication that provides comprehensive research on effective approaches and experiences in teacher training for EMI at universities both in terms of language skills and teaching methodologies and that analyzes the design and development of comprehensive teacher training programs that successfully engage these EMI programs. It has profound implications for the development of the international profile of higher education institutions as it provides information on how to train highly-qualified lecturers to successfully teach students from different nationalities. Featuring a wide range of topics such as assessment, curriculum design, and learning styles, this book is ideal for pre- and in-service teachers, language specialists, content specialists, administrators, deans, higher education faculty, researchers, practitioners, curriculum designers, policymakers, academicians, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessment
  • Classroom Management
  • Curriculum Design
  • English-Medium Instruction (EMI)
  • Higher Education
  • Language Acquisition
  • Learning Styles
  • Lesson Planning
  • Pedagogy
  • Policy
  • Teacher Collaboration

You can access the webpage below:

Additionally, to ensure this publication is an affordable resource for you, your colleagues, and students, you can apply on an exclusive 40% contributor discount on this book. Simply use the coupon code IGI40 during the checkout process to take advantage of this offer. Note: This discount can only be used when ordering directly through www.igi-global.com.

ICLHE East Asia Regional Group Symposium, January 2020

Join the ICLHE East Asia Regional Group on Saturday 18th January 2020 at Gakushuin University, Tokyo for an informal day discussing integrating content and language in higher education (ICLHE), EMI and CLIL. We will have presentations and panel discussions with expert researchers and practitioners. There will also be plenty of time for you to network and discuss your research and teaching contexts to help shape the future of ICLHE in Japan and East Asia. 
Sessions include: 

  • Presentations on student experiences in EMI, faculty members’ views of EMI, and learner interaction in the CLIL classroom
  • Panel discussions with practitioners about success in ICLHE in Japan, and with content teachers about their perspectives on EMI and COIL
  • Roundtable discussions on faculty training for EMI, and EAP to EMI curriculum planning


12th Nordic Conference on Bilingualism at Stockholm University, 10-12 June 2020

The organizers invite proposals for presentations at The 12th Nordic Conference on Bilingualism (NCB12), to be held in Stockholm, Sweden, June 10–12, 2020. The conference is organized by the Centre for Research on Bilingualism, and the venue will be Campus Frescati, Stockholm University.
Click here for website.

Colloquium: Integration, Innovation, Inclusion – Porto, March 20-21, 2020

The 2nd International Colloquium  ‘Integration, Innovation and Inclusion’ in CLIL will take place at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto, Portugal on March 20 & 21, 2020. The call for workshops and posters has been extended to 1 December 2019. Click on link to see the call.
Colloquium site: https://cetaps.wixsite.com/workingclil2


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