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Language and Pedagogy Institute

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Language and Pedagogy Institute at DePaul University is an intensive seven-week program four weeks online and three weeks on campus—in which faculty members from all over the globe develop their English language and pedagogical skills.

This course is designed for international faculty members interested in teaching their disciplines in a second language and developing critical and reflective approaches to creating international curriculum.

What You'll Learn in the Course

English language skills: Faculty develop skills and meta-awareness of language use in preparation for teaching and conducting research in English as an international language.

Pedagogical skills: Faculty develop pedagogical skills, with an emphasis on international curriculum development, including identifying ways of engaging students and addressing their needs within an academically rigorous environment.

Global perspectives: Course readings and discussions raise questions about the value and benefits of globalization and the purpose of international education in a globalized world. Faculty leave the course with a more critical view of globalization and the role of intercultural understanding in curriculum development, as well as practical knowledge of how to develop international curriculum.

Faculty collaboration: Faculty articulate a vision for continued English language development, teaching in English, and continued teaching and research collaborations.

This is not an introductory English course. Participants must have a medium-high command of English as a second language. Applicants should possess a background in writing, reading and speaking English, and must show long-term goals and commitment to the program.

​What former participants say:

“My goals for teaching in English have increased. Before I only gave my students some articles in English... From now on I will implement the use of English in different ways. I would like my students to be comfortable with the use of English while learning science.” ​​

“It was a great course. I really lived like a student, practiced English, learned about globalization, visited cultural places, and the most important to me was to reconsider how I teach and how I want to teach in the future, and what I need to teach.” ​

Program Fee

The program fee includes: 

student and teachers

  • Online and on-campus sessions
  • 21 nights of housing in university dorms
  • 3 meals per day
  • Bus/train pass
  • 3 cultural immersion activities

For current pricing and exact program dates, please see the contact information below.

Contact Us 

For more information and to apply, please contact the individual for your region:

Latin America

  • Martha Martinez Firestone
    Associate Director for Regional Initiatives – Latin America 



Logistical Coordination

  • Emily Kraus
    Assistan​​​​​​t Director of Special Programs    ​ ​​

Rest of the World

  • GianMario Besana
    Associate Provost for Global Engagement and Online Learning


Language Options

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