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Seizing Emerging Opportunities in EMI

​DePaul Global Engagement is proud to present the 2021 virtual summer symposium: Seizing Emerging Opportunities in​ English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI).

Date and Time

​Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 3:00-6:00pm US Central Time. ​

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​Program Details​​

This summer symposium is an opportunity to discuss and share experiences about current issues in higher education internationalization.  ​Our inaugural event on English as Medium of Instruction, will be led by Dr. Chris Worthman, Director of DePaul’s Secondary Education Program. Dr. Worthman is an associate professor of Secondary English Education, who has led the annual summer program for international faculty, the Language and Pedagogy Institute since its inception in 2011.​

Following his keynote address, we will hear from a panel of peers who will share their experiences leading EMI programs, in the context of their countries and institutions. Participants will also view a brief presentation on how Virtual Exchanges contribute to student learning in EMI and other contexts. Lastly, Dr. Worthman will lead participants in small group discussions around best practices and areas for future collaboration and development related to EMI efforts. 


  • ​Welcome and Introductions
  • ​Keynote Address-Chris Worthman
  • Virtual Exchange Programs Presentation 
  • Panel Discussion  
  • Open Forum
  • Opportunities for Future Collaboration


There is no cost​​ associated with participating in the symposium, but registration is limited, so please reserve your spot as soon as possible. To register for this symposium, please click here​

​Registration closes Wednesday, July 14, 2021.